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Meet the Wingnut Candidate: Susanne Atanus

Meet the Wingnut Candidate: Susanne Atanus January 27, 2014

In our continuing series looking at some of the more bizarre Republican candidates for public office around the country, we look today at Susanne Atanus, a candidate in the Republican primary for the right to challenge incumbent Rep. Jan Schakowsky. The local paper had a forum with her and the other candidate, during which she blurted out this:

Atanus was outspoken on several other issues, as well.

“Abortions should not be used for birth control,” she said during an endorsement session both candidates had with the Daily Herald editorial board on Monday.

Williams said he also is pro-life, but said the decision should be between a woman and her doctor without government involvement.

“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights and legalized abortions.

“God is angry. 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.”

God has sent autism and dementia as punishment for gay rights and abortion. Seriously.

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