Despite enraging people within her own party for declaring that autism, tornados and dementia are caused by same-sex marriage and civil unions, Susanne Atanus managed to win a GOP primary election in the Chicago-area 9th Congressional District. She received 54% of the votes over her opponent, David Earl Williams III, and is now one election win away from a seat in Congress. Her win comes despite every major Republican group in the state refusing to endorse her and the Illinois Republican Party even calling for Atanus to step down.
Surprisingly, Atanus actively reached out to gay constituents after doubling down on her comments and asked for their votes, declaring that they need her as much as she needs them. “God is super angry,” she said. “Gay marriage is not appropriate and it doesn’t look right and it breeds AIDS.”
She is also hoping to increase her religion-fueled political platform by trying to remove the Constitutional separation of church and state. LGBT activists said there is no chance she will be receiving their support and even the Republican party has turned their back on Atanus. State Republican Party chairperson Jack Dorgan said that “her candidacy is neither supported nor endorsed by the leaders of our party and she should withdraw from the race immediately.”
Atanus said she has no intention on withdrawing and said that she needs to be put into office in order to help stop the wrath of God. “We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions,” he 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.”