Bible Belt Terrorist: Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, is in hot water after calling for the killing of LGBT people and others in a public Facebook post.
Chambers, a “pro-life” conservative Christian, originially tried to deny that he had made a Facebook post calling for the “killing” of LGBT people and others. However, after being confronted with the evidence Chambers admitted that he made the post, and eventually issued an apology.
Montgomery’s ABC affiliate reports:
Carbon Hill mayor Mark Chambers has responded about recent controversial comments he made in a Facebook post. The post written in all capital letters said:
“We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics.”
Chambers faced strong criticism from his constituents for the post and also for a response to his Facebook friend who wrote:
“By giving the minority more rights than the majority. I hate to think of the country my grandkids will live in unless somehow we change and I think that will take a revolution.”
Chambers responded to that comment saying:
“The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but without killing them out there’s no way to fix it.”
The mayor of a small Alabama town is apologizing after he reportedly recommended “killing” members of the LGBTQ community in a now-deleted Facebook post.Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers was responding to a comment on his original post, which read in all capital letters: “We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics!”
In a subsequent comment, the mayor wrote: “The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but with out [sic] killing them out there’s no way to fix it.”
After originally trying to deny he made the posts, Chambers has since issued the following non-apology apology:
I would like to make a public apology to my community, I and I alone am responsible for the comment that was made. It is not a reflection of the Carbon Hill City Council, or any City Personnel or Citizens, Although I believe my comment was taken out of context and was not targeting the LGBTQ community, I know that it was wrong to say anyone should be kill. I am truly sorry that I have embarrassed our City, I love this City and while in office I have done everything in my power to make this a better place for our families. There are not enough words for me to express how much a regret posting that comment. I hope very much our Citizens and anyone that was hurt by this comment can accept my apology.
Bottom line: Mark Chambers, the mayor of a small town in Alabama, is in hot water after calling for the killing of LGBT people in a public Facebook post.