Up-and-coming Republican shining star Susanne Atanus (yes, that really is her name), who is running for the Illinois gubernatorial seat that Jan Schakowsky (D) now holds, told the Chicago Daily Herald that “God is angry” with Americans for “provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions.”
Atanus, a self-professed “Christian,” sat down on Monday with the Daily Herald at an endorsement hearing and said, “I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first.” God also controls the weather, said Atanus, and tornadoes are His wrath. We here at AATTP will be sure to pass that along to the Atheist who survived the Oklahoma tornado that killed so many others.
Atanus’ ranting continued. “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.”
Her opponent in the Republican primary is no prize, either. David Earl Williams III, a politically moderate Navy veteran, has a history of alleged domestic violence. An ex-girlfriend filed a domestic violence protection order against him, saying he stalked her online and tried to get her fired by impersonating her online. Williams is currently fighting the ruling.
Atanus ran in the 9th District’s Republican primaries in 2010 and 2012. She lost both primaries. Hopefully voters who feel the need to pinch their noses to vote for one of these folks will cross party lines in the final election.
Video courtesy of The Chicago Daily Herald:
h/t: Raw Story