Utah State Senate candidate says gay teen who committed suicide is guilty of ‘the sins of homosexuality and the sins of murder’.
Independent American Party candidate Jason Christensen, shared his bigoted views on a Facebook post about a 19-year-old man’s suicide, KUTV reported.
Braxton Taylor sadly took his own life at just 19 and an obituary Facebook page was setup in his memory, but Christensen trolled the page by calling Taylor a “murderer” which caused outrage amongst friends and family.
Further in the thread Christensen explained he believes suicide amounts to murder.
“Read the scriptures, stop denying the scriptures,” another post stated. “I do feel bad for him and his sins. But one must recognize what’s(sic) sins and what is not sin. One must live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and not the Gospel of the Devil.”
The comments went viral after being posted on Reddit and other websites.
Christensen has since apologised for the remarks saying that he suffers from “foot-in-mouth disease”
People in Utah have called for his political career to come to an end.