A candidate for the Lafayette Parish School Board in Louisiana, who faces a runoff election soon, has closed down his Facebook page after the local media reported on his habit of spewing all manner of hatred, bigotry and stupidity on it. But he’s not backing down from anything he said:
District 1 Lafayette Parish School Board candidate “Coach Don” Gagnard has been pretty active on Facebook over the past several months, and he’s raised at least a few eyebrows with some of his comments.
A scroll down Gagnard’s Facebook page shows posts by the candidate, who is in a District 1 LPSB runoff election against Mary Morrison, where he writes about hating “faggots, bums, illegal aliens, Veterans mistreatment and most of all: OUR HITLER PRESIDENT …”
In his June 27 post to Facebook, Gagnard says that “others have to pay for the idiots because they are too lazy to do something for themselves except pass the blame on white people …”“OUR PRESIDENT HATES OUR COUNTRY AND YOU ARE REDISTRIBUTING PEOPLES MONEY TO AFRICANS,” he says in a post from Aug. 11.
He also calls for President Obama to “go away and bring your urangutan (sp) with you.”
Gagnard tells KATC that he did make those comments on Facebook, noting that “I always post what I think is right and in my heart.”
Asked if he hates faggots, bums and illegal aliens, Gagnard says yes.
But he’s not a bigot. Just ask him.
When asked about his post in which he self-identifies as a racist, Gagnard says that “coaches are not racists.”
“I’ve bailed black people out of jail and bought them trucks,” he said. “If you call me a racist, that’s going to flip back on you. But the faggot thing, yea, you can stick with that.”
I bet he even lets them use his bathroom.