GOP House Candidate Says God Created Autism, Dementia And Tornadoes To Punish Gays

A congressional candidate in Illinois believes God has unleashed debilitating disorders and destructive natural disasters because he is so upset with the growing support for gay rights.

If you’re afflicted with autism or dementia, or if you’ve lost your worldly possessions due to a tornado, Susanne Atanus thinks you should blame the LGBT community.

“God is angry,” Atanus told the Chicago Daily Herald during an endorsement session with the paper earlier this week.

“We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions,” she said. “Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.”

Atanus is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in the Ninth District of Illinois.

h/t Raw Story

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