GOP Congressional Candidate Believes Tornadoes, Autism, Punishment For Gays
God is punishing America for gay tolerance by giving us tornadoes and autism, believes the Illinois Republican.
According to suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald, Susanne Atanus filed petition signatures on Monday in Cook County.
When Atanus surprisingly won the Republican primary for Congress in 2014, local and state Republicans attempted to have her removed from the running due to her extreme views, which include the belief that God punishes widespread LGBT acceptance in the form of autism, dementia and extreme weather events, including tornadoes and earthquakes.
Atanus was beaten in the general election by Democrat Jan Schakowsky.
Cook County GOP Chairman Aaron Del Mar told Mike Riopell of the Daily Herald that it is a certainty that her petitions will be challenged by Republicans within the party “for sure.”
“We will not support her at all,” Del Mar said. “We don’t want anything to do with her.”