Republican Lawmaker Blames 'Homosexual Marriage' for Mass Shootings

Republican Lawmaker Blames 'Homosexual Marriage' for Mass Shootings

It was the second fatal shooting in the United States in less than 24 hours, the first being an incident in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that left at least 20 people dead and almost 30 more injured.

A lawmaker in OH blamed the breakdown of the "traditional American family", gay marriage and "drag queen advocates" for the Dayton massacre in a since-deleted Facebook rant.

"After every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game". Continuing down her list of 12-item blame list was former President Barack Obama for "disrespect to our law enforcement" and professional athletes who "hate our flag and National Anthem" for creating hatred for our veterans.

State Rep. Candice Keller - a Republican from Middletown, about 25 miles southwest of Dayton - listed a slew of reasons why she believes Connor Betts, 24, gunned down nine people, including his sister, with an assault-style rifle early Sunday.

The state lawmaker, who also runs an anti-abortion pregnancy resource center, has since made her status update private, but not before it has begun circulating on social media. And the fury will continue'.

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.

Above: Mourners attend a memorial service in Ohio's Oregon District to recognize the victims of Sunday's early-morning mass shooting in Dayton.

Chris Seelbach, a Cincinnati Councilman, posted the number for Keller's office on Twitter and encouraged people to contact her to let her know what they thought of her opinion on what caused mass shootings.

"Some want to politicize these events, and I can not condone such comments and behavior", Butler County Republican Party Chairman Todd Hall told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Keller is now running in the Republican primary for term-limited Republican Bill Coley's Senate District 4 seat in 2020 against state Rep. George Lang and West Chester Township Trustee Lee Wong.

It's not the first time Keller has gotten in hot water: she has compared Planned Parenthood's logo to a swastika and appeared on a white power radio show (she later said she was unaware of the host's views).

Keller's decision followed criticism by the state Democratic chairman that Keller was self-dealing.

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