Quantcast
Connect with us

Facebook trolls rain holy hell on Michigan Tea Partier’s 1,900-word Bible-thumping excuse for affair

Published

on

Having tried blaming the “Lansing mafia” and unnamed blackmailers for exposing his adulterous affair with a fellow lawmaker, Michigan Tea Party Republican Todd Courser turned to Facebook over the weekend to write a rambling Bible-quoting post invoking Jesus and Original Sin — and his commenters weren’t having it.

State Rep. Courser is under investigation for possible misuse of his office after attempting to get a top aide to distribute an email smear saying the lawmaker had a gay fling with a male prostitute behind a nightclub. Courser’s plan was to use the anonymous smear to “inoculate the herd” — voters and his followers — before word got out that he was having an affair with fellow social conservative lawmaker, Rep. Cindy Gamrat (R), a mother of three.

ADVERTISEMENT

While neither Courser or Gamrat have given any indication they will step down, the father of four did write an appeal on his Facebook page asking people to leave his family out of it, writing: “death will be a much richer reward, a much easier mantle, than having to share all of this, my wife and I have been dealing with this privately.”

The conservative Courser was liberal with his use of Biblical quotations and blaming his transgressions on the sin that “lives within him,” writing at one point: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.”

Followers of his story which made national news flooded his comments section with scathing attacks and mockery for hiding behind the Bible after being caught with his pants down with another woman.

Addressing the 1,900-word-long religious excuse, Kathy O’Brien wrote:  “Holy heck. Just. Stop. Talking.”

Other commenters told the lawmaker to own up to the fact that he had been busted and just resign.

ADVERTISEMENT

Dan Cohn: “You took a page from the Duggar’s I see – quit hiding behind the bible and own up.”

Andrew Cook: “Think of how narcissistic he must be to think that atheists will use his adultery as a reason to justify their belief that there is no god. We don’t care Todd. And you are not a failure because you put your dick in the wrong hole. You are a failure because you judged others as being immoral while you were being immoral.”

Evance Cannon: “You forgot a scripture……Leviticus 20:10: ‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.'”

ADVERTISEMENT

Benin Oakland: “Jesus Jesus Jesus I was a horrible sinner Jesus Jesus Jesus but you’re a sinner to jesus Jesus Jesus I’m forgiven Jesus Jesus Jesus get the gays Jesus jesusus Jesus.”

Chris Thompson: “Are you going to be a TV Preacher now?

ADVERTISEMENT

Petey Wheatstraw: “Best thing about being a Christian? When everybody finds out all the horrible sick things you did, you can hide behind a bunch of quotes and talk about how all mankind is full of sin. Makes you feel real good.”

Michael Jack Hampton went after the lawmaker for his conservative views on same-sex marriage, writing: “As I said in my voicemail message to you at your office, you proposed legislation that would damage my children and my spouse. Why would I give you the courtesy of leaving your family out of this when YOU TRIED TO TELL MY KIDS THAT THEY WOULD BE BETTER OFF IN AN ORPHANAGE THAN WITH LOVING PARENTS? You are such a disgusting waste of breath and should let the people of Michigan be free of you and the MARRIED WOMAN YOU REPEATEDLY CHEATED ON YOUR WIFE with. Resign while you still have some shred of dignity. Or, keep on at the job until you are replaced and lose any respect that you might still be able to muster. Remember, the Bible says that if you commit adultery, you are both supposed to be stoned to death. Hmm. Where have I heard that before? Oh, and I guess those “christian” business owners will have to discriminate against you now, since you are a known adulterer and stuff.”

Frances Mesick Seyer was less judgmental and offered Courser someone else to blame for his travails, writing: “It is Obama’s fault.”

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Leaders don’t whine’: Republicans beg Trump to quit risking re-election by attacking Michigan’s governor

Published

on

President Donald Trump's allies are begging him to stop feuding with the Democratic governor of Michigan -- a state he needs to win re-election.

Trump won the state by just 11,000 votes in 2016, but he's risking his chances in November by picking a fight with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over his response to the coronavirus pandemic, and his allies know it, reported the Associated Press.

“Everyone should be shedding the partisanship and coming together,” said Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who lives in Michigan. “I think she’s done good things. ... I just didn't like her trying to lay every problem at the president’s feet.”

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump knocks down the reopening of Obamacare exchanges for uninsured Americans during pandemic

Published

on

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would not reopen so-called Obamacare exchanges to allow uninsured Americans to purchase insurance during the ongoing pandemic.

Last week, Trump seemed open to the idea, noting: “It’s something we're talking to a lot of people about.”

But NBC News reported on Wednesday that the president had decided against the move. It was not immediately clear if the Trump administration will take action specifically to help uninsured Americans as they face the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Open enrollment typically runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 in the 38 states that use the federal exchange, healthcare.gov," CNN reported.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump headed for a ‘breakdown’ as the coronavirus crisis puts his ineptitude on daily display: columnist

Published

on

In a column for Politico, founding editor John F. Harris claims Donald Trump's presidency is on the verge of "breakdown" because of the speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic has paralyzed the country which has, in turn, put his inability to manage a crisis on full display for the country to see.

Pointing out Trump is now finding the "currents of history shifting violently" against him, Harris suggests that the president's primary weapons to use against his opponents will fail when it comes to dealing with a national health crisis.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image