I still occasionally get shocked by what some people are willing to post on the internet. Especially when we are talking about someone in public view.
In today's story, Mayor Mark Chambers of Carbon City, Alabama, called for the extermination of members of the LGBTQ community.
Chambers started by posting, in all capital letters, "We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics.”
That post, unsurprisingly, generated some discussion. And so, in a reply on the thread, Chambers posted this:
Holy shit, dude! You are saying that the only way to solve this imaginary problem of yours, is to start exterminating anyone in the LGBTQ community?!
Chambers has since deleted the post (shocking!), and issued an apology, I suppose. He posted on Facebook: "Although I believe my comment was taken out of context and was not targeting the LGBTQ community, I know that it was wrong to say anyone should be kill [sic]."
Uh, no, you absolutely targeted that community. and it gets worse than that. When initially pressed on this situation he admitted to reporters that he thought he was communicating in a private message.
Whoa! OK, so first you think it is just a private message and should be forgiven, and then you blame it on the comment being taken out of context. So which is it, Mark?
This guy, who leads a city in the state tied with Mississippi for being the most religious state, and nearly leads the bottom of the barrel for least educated state, is freaking out about the LGBTQ community rather than... I wonder, maybe protecting the youth of his city from pedophile priests? Or working towards getting them a better education in state ranked 46 out of 50?
This kind of deranged mismanagement of priorities, and genuine hostility towards innocent people, is among the many, many reasons why I keep speaking out against religion. This archaic, and barbaric, superstitious nonsense needs to go.