19-year-old college student Braxton Taylor killed himself last week. And many of accidental people expressed their sorrow and condolences in social networks, although there were some comments without a shade of sympathy.
Jason Christensen is standing for the Utah State Senate as a conservative candidate for the fringe Independent American Party. He wrote: “Yes this is sad, and hopefully God will have mercy on both sins that this boy committed. The sins of homosexuality and the sins of murder.” The woman whose post he commented answered: “Jason Christensen get off my thread now. Not able to block you now but will asap. How dare you! Get the hell off!” But he insisted: “Read the scriptures, stop denying the scriptures.I do feel bad for him and his sins. But one must recognize what’s sins and what is not sin. One must live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and not the Gospel of the Devil.” The resonance around the comments did not make the politician feel sorry or apologize. He says ‘Yes, that’s me’ like there is probably something to be proud of. We have no right to tell people to like or not to like gays, but life is life and death is death.