Wayne Lutton

Wayne Lutton
Date of Birth: 
1949
Location: 
Petoskey, Mich.

Wayne Lutton is the gay-bashing, immigrant-hating editor of The Social Contract, a journal published by the hate group The Social Contract Press and the closest colleague of the founder of the modern anti-immigration movement and head of the group, John Tanton. A stalwart on the racist speaking circuit, Lutton has connections to several hate groups, including the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, the Holocaust-denying Institute of Historical Review, and the white nationalist journal The Occidental Quarterly.

In His Own Words
"We are going extinct. You don't need great interpreters to read the writing on the screen. At no time in the history of civilization has a people disappeared in this way."
— At a conference of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, 1997

"They have declared racial demographic war against us. It's up to us to respond. Why are their populations exploding? Because of us, our people have exported our medical technology and we feed them. Had we left them alone, many of them would be going extinct today. Can you imagine AIDS raging through Africa, you know?"
— At a Council of Conservative Citizens conference, 1997

"We are the real Americans, not the Hmong, not Latinos, not the Siberian Americans. The native Americans are not real Americans, they came from Siberia, and you've read about the digs in Washington state. We are the descendants of the real Americans. As far as the future, the handwriting is on the screen. The Camp of the Saints is coming our way."
— At a Council of Conservative Citizens conference, referring to a racist novel depicting an "invasion" of Third World refugees, 1999

Background
Wayne Lutton doesn't like LGBT people or immigrants. Since earning a Ph.D. in modern history at Southern Illinois University in 1983, he has written countless articles, monographs and books about the evils of homosexuality and immigration — specifically non-white immigration.

In the early 1980s, Lutton worked at far-right Summit Ministries in Manitou, Colo., which produces a vast array of materials attacking homosexuality, secular humanism and any number of other things seen to be destroying American society. While there, Lutton authored AIDS, a gay-bashing book, with Summit president David Noebel and Paul Cameron, a notorious propagandist known for publishing false studies and statistics in an effort to paint the LGBT community in a bad light. The book suggested that to "suppress" homosexuality effectively, gay sex should be made illegal; LGBT people should be prohibited from having custody of children, including their own; HIV-positive LGBT people should be "quarantined"; and all AIDS patients should be denied admittance to regular hospitals. The book also argues that it may be necessary to "exile" all active LGBT people from America.

In 1985, Lutton co-authored another pugnacious book, this one denouncing immigrants. Featuring lurid chapter headings like "The Alien Crime Wave," "The Alien Health Threat" and "Aliens Raid the Welfare System," The Immigration Time Bomb was published by the American Immigration Control Foundation, a hate group that distributes racist videotapes attacking Latino immigrants in sensational terms. Also in the 1980s, Lutton wrote for a journal published by the Holocaust-denying Institute for Historical Review (IHR), mostly about military strategy. He joined IHR's advisory board in 1985.

In the early 1990s, Lutton went to work for John Tanton, a retired Michigan ophthalmologist who built much of the modern anti-immigration movement and with whom Lutton shares an office in the small resort town of Petoskey, Mich. At the time that Tanton contacted him about the job, Lutton was employed by the American Immigration Control Foundation. Since then, Lutton has edited The Social Contract Press, a journal that is published by U.S. Inc., the anti-immigration umbrella group created and chaired by Tanton. Under Lutton's purview, The Social Contract Press has published dozens of white nationalists and even put out a special issue of the journal that was entitled "Europhobia: The Hostility Toward European-Descended Americans." The lead article argued that "multiculturalism" was replacing "successful Euro-American culture" with "dysfunctional Third World cultures." In 1994, Lutton and Tanton co-authored The Immigration Invasion, another lurid attack on immigrants that has been confiscated as hate literature by Canadian authorities.

By 1996, Lutton was addressing the annual conference of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a group that today regularly attacks black people and LGBT people in the crudest terms. "Third Worlders," Lutton told a CCC audience in 1997, "have declared demographic war against us. ... Why are their populations exploding? Because ... our people have exported medical technology and we feed them. Had we left them alone, many of them would be going extinct today." In 1997, Lutton joined the board of the New Century Foundation, which publishes the racist American Renaissance magazine and hosts biannual conferences that prominently feature members of the CCC (Jared Taylor, who edits that magazine and heads the New Century Foundation, has held leadership positions in the CCC). In 2000, Lutton expanded his influence further, joining the editorial advisory board of the CCC's racist tabloid, Citizens Informer. In 2002, he signed up as an editorial adviser to The Occidental Quarterly, a racist, pseudo-academic journal similar to American Renaissance.

Lutton continues to be a regular on the racist speaking circuit, having appeared at several CCC conferences and those put on by American Renaissance. In March 2006, Lutton went to the National Press Club to speak at an event held to honor the posthumously published book Shots Fired by Sam Francis, a "white nationalist" who was the chief editor for the CCC until his death in 2005. The "Shots Fired" conference featured a speech by anti-Semite E. Michael Jones that was so rabid C-SPAN elected to cancel its planned coverage of the event.

Under Lutton’s leadership, The Social Contract Press has attacked not just Latino immigrants but also other allegedly undesirable groups. The journal devoted its Fall 2010 issue to “The menace of Islam,” for example. In his Note from the Editor, Lutton decried those who see the Islamic threat to America as coming only “from Muslims who embrace al Qaeda’s brand of ‘radical Islam.’… There are not two different varieties of Islam, one for al Qaeda and another for the rest of Muslims. Islam itself is the problem. … It is past time to halt Muslim immigration to the United States.”