A failed U.S. Senate candidate known for speaking in tongues has gone viral with her wacky, tampon-waving anti-gay rights address to city officials in Anchorage, Alaska.
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. You like my trumpet? It’s a sound heard around the world,” Tonn said, before pulling a Bible from her briefcase at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anchorage assembly, which was considering an LGBT rights ordinance.
When the assembly chairman asked Tonn to state and spell her name, she said: “Tonn as in a ton of sin, a ton of judgment.” When the chairman asked where she lived, she replied: “Hillside, where the sun was most of the summer. A ton of ‘nucular’ destruction.”
“Since one of my brethren introduced the King James Bible, since I represent the Lord Jesus Christ the great I am, I’m going to add to your public document and your public record from the public document of the great I am,” Tonn told officials.
“Starting with, oh my — a tampon,” Tonn said, pulling a tampon from between the pages of her Bible. “Reminds me that little girls in pubescence get periods — female girls.”
“Now, since you want to create some ordinance to avoid discrimination for members of our community who engage in, I perceive, unhealthy, ungodly behavior, you might want to consider creating an ordinance for one who speaks in tongues.”
“Ma’am, your time is up,” said Dick Traini, the assembly chairman. “Thank you for your testimony.”
The ordinance, which was co-sponsored by assemblymen Patrick Flynn and Bill Evans, would prohibit discrimination against any person based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, public accommodations and housing.
But assembly members are considering an amendment that would allow individuals, businesses or organizations to claim religious grounds to discriminate against LGBT people.
Watch Tonn’s rant below: