Republican Lawmaker Blames 'Homosexual Marriage' for Mass Shootings
An Ohio state representative is making some bold claims in the wake of the latest mass shootings — she says the rise of LGBTQ acceptance is actually to blame.
While a number of politicians and members of the public are calling for common sense gun control and a condemnation of racism and misogyny after two shootings that appear to have been enacted by shooters who were racist and misogynistic, respectively, Republican Candice Keller would instead place the blame elsewhere.
“After every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game. Why not place the blame where it belongs?” she wrote on Facebook.
She goes on to list a series of factors she believes are actually responsible for all the gun-crimes committed by angry white men — including “the breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates).”
Keller also rages against recreational marijuana, “open borders,” “the culture, which totally ignores the importance of God and the church,” and “snowflakes.”
Naturally, her post overlooks two very obvious points — that all mass shootings are committed with guns, and that the vast majority of them are committed by straight white men.
The post has since been removed from the public eye, but she told Cincinatti's Enquirer that it is still on her Facebook page.
Keller’s baseless comments have been condemned even by members of her own party, with Butler County Republican Party Chair Todd Hall saying that he “cannot condone such comments and behavior.”
While many are calling for her resignation over the remarks, Keller has a history of purposely divisive statements, including slamming Parkland survivors for having the gall to get involved in the gun control conversation after surviving a massacre, and she has yet to resign or apologize for any previous incidents.
Keller is currently running for the Ohio Senate in Butler County in 2020.
“She is fundamentally unfit for office,” said Butler County Democratic Party Chairman Brian Hester. “She is an embarrassment to her party, to conservatives, to Butler County and to the state Legislature.”