On Tuesday, the North Carolina Republican Party withdrew their support for Russell Walker GOP candidate running for State House District 48 for saying that "God is racist."
A website connected to Walker posted several racial slurs, according to the Charlotte Observer. The slurs include:
“God made the races and he is the greatest racist ever."
"What is wrong with being a white supremacist?”
“The Jews are not Semitic, they are Satanic as they all descend from Satan.”
It is unclear if Walker owns the website, but he has several published articles on the site that promotes racism and conspiracy theories.
“Based on recent behavior and previous statements, the North Carolina Republican Party is unable and unwilling to support the Republican nominated candidate for North Carolina House District 48," GOP chairman Robin Hayes said in a statement Tuesday. "The NCGOP along with our local parties in Hoke, Scotland and Robeson Counties will be spending our time and resources supporting Republican candidates that better reflect the values of our party.”
Walker also sued Hoke County News-Journal newspaper for refusing to publish his articles. The editor of the paper, Ken MacDonald, claimed that Walker often held protests outside of the company and would hold signs that said "What is wrong with being a racist?" and "God is racist."
Even without the support of his party, Walker is refusing to back down. He will face Democrat Garland Pierce in November.