Bad Attention: Iowa GOP House Candidate Under Fire for LGBT, AIDS Smears

(Note: at least one other Republican state legislative candidate thinks the Iowa GOP was wrong to rebuke Jeremy Walters. - promoted by desmoinesdem)

[cross-posted at DLCC.org]

A Republican candidate for the Iowa House has found himself under recent scrutiny for some reprehensible comments he posted on his Facebook page.

The Iowa Independent broke the story Tuesday, revealing that Jeremy Walters, who is running against the Democratic Majority Leader of the Iowa state House, posted some incendiary remarks regarding AIDS and homosexuality on his Facebook page last week (he’s since removed them in a belated fit of remorse, but that’s what screenshots are for). Walters wrote that when the Bible says homosexuals should be “put to death; their blood shall be upon them,” the “blood” is actually AIDS.

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