Sometimes we tweet in ALLCAPS. We’re not proud of it, but the news doesn’t really leave us a choice.
“…a 67-year-old soybean farmer and onetime anti-sodomy crusader who believes that humans and dinosaurs may have coexisted in Southeast Asia as late as the 11th century.”
“During his time as a state representative, Quist slammed a gay counseling clinic at Mankato State University by comparing it to the Ku Klux Klan (both would be breeding grounds for evil—AIDS, in this case) and went undercover at an adult bookstore and a gay bathhouse in an effort to prove to a local newspaper reporter that they had become a “haven for anal intercourse.”“
“Quist was a staunch pro-lifer who once argued that abortion should be classified as a first-degree homicide. When his pregnant wife died in a car accident in 1986, Quist had the six-and-a-half-month-old fetus placed in his wife’s arms in an open casket at the funeral.”
“In one memorable interview, Quist told a Minnesota* reporter he believed women were “genetically predisposed” to be subservient to men, pointing to, among other things, the behavior of wild animals.”
““The only reasonable explanation for the stegosaurus carved in stone on the wall of the Cambodian temple is that the artist had either seen a stegosaur or had seen other art works of a stegosaur,” Quist writes. “Either way, people and stegosaurs were living at the same time.”“
“Elsewhere, Quist provides scientific evidence for the existence of dragons, and suggests that the Book of Job be taught as a science lesson: “Today we know beyond a reasonable doubt—Job 41 is a picture-perfect description of SuperCroc.”“
You guys, this is a man who just won an actual election. This is not a made-up person. This is not a person running as a joke. This is a person who actually believes that dinosaurs were around in the 11th century, homosexual people are equal in sin to the Ku Klux Klan, and women are biologically inferior to men. And he just won an election.
#Sometimes people make me angry #Especially people like this #I just don’t understand how this man can receive more votes than literally anybody else #I mean #Even if I wasn’t angry at him for being a total scumbag #and for bringing his total scumbaggery to Congress #I’d be angry at him for (continuing) to give Christians a bad name #I really hope people don’t judge us based on asshats like this guy (via thetimethatisgivenus)