Not to let British politician David Silvester have all the fun, Susanne Atanus, a Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois, says autism and dementia are punishments from God for the gay rights movement and abortions.
Wait a minute… autism isn’t caused by vaccines? Jenny McCarthy is going to be pissed.
Susanne Atanus, one of two Republicans lining up to challenge Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) for her seat representing the 9th District of Illinois, let out the crazy during an interview with the Daily Herald this week.
“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus began in the taped portion of the segment.
“God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions,” Atanus continued, adding that diseases such as autism and dementia are punishment for legalized abortion and gay rights.
“Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.”
Yikes. No wonder she has two failed runs for Congress on her belt. Oh well, at least she’ll always have her looks… oh wait. I wonder what she did to receive that punishment from God?
Considering a Republican hasn’t won the 9th district in over 60 years, I guess Atanus assumed she could say whatever she wanted, knowing she was going down in defeat anyways – barring a miracle from God. But the Illinois GOP is pretty peeved Atanus is making the rest of them look extra insane.
Illinois Republican Chairman Jack Dorgan urged Atanus to slowly step away from the party, saying:
“The offensive statements by Susanne Atanus have no place in the modern political debate, and she has no place on the ballot as a Republican. Her candidacy is neither supported nor endorsed by the leaders of our party, and she should withdraw from the race immediately.”
Meanwhile, Atanus’ primary opponent David Earl Williams III is rubbing his hands together with glee watching the scandal go down. Barely able to contain himself during the Daily Herald’s joint GOP candidate interviews, the slightly more moderate candidate began to look better and better by the second. And that’s no easy feat considering a judge recently ordered him to undergo a mental-health evaluation and anger-management classes.
Via: Huffington Post