Ohio Lawmaker Who Blamed Dayton Mass Shooting On Gay Marriage, Loses GOP Primary

Ohio State Rep. Candice Keller, who blamed last year’s deadly mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, on same-sex marriage, “drag queen advocates,” violent video games and “fatherlessness,” won’t be back next term after a sound defeat in a Republican primary contest for a state Senate seat.

“Why not place the blame where it belongs,” Keller wrote in a Facebook post last August shortly after two mass shootings left more than 30 people dead. “The breakdown of the traditional American family(thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates); fatherlessness, a subject no one discusses or believes is relevant; the ignoring of violent video games; the relaxing of laws against criminals(open borders); the acceptance of recreational marijuana; failed school policies (hello, parents who defend misbehaving students): disrespect to law enforcement (thank you, Obama), hatred of our veterans (thank you professional athletes who hate our flag and National Anthem); the Dem Congress; many members whom are openly anti-Semitic; the culture, which totally ignores the importance of God and the church (until they elect a president); state officeholders, who have no interest whatsoever in learning about out Constitution and the Second Amendment; and snowflakes, who can’t respect a duly-elected President.”

“Did I forget anybody,” the post concludes. “The list is long. And the fury will continue.”

The two-term State Rep. lost to challenger State Rep. George Lang in a three-way primary race, according to unofficial results from the Butler County Board of Elections.

“Lang garnered 12,339 votes — 49.5 percent — to Keller’s 8,107 in his bid to be the Republican nominee in the general election for the state’s 4th Senate District. Third place finisher Lee Wong scored 4,471 votes,” reports Cleveland Scene.

The Scene notes that Keller previously “introduced the proposed abortion ban that suggested doctors re-implant ectopic pregnancies, once compared Planned Parenthood to the Nazi Party and appeared on a radio program hosted by a white supremacist and, last August.”