While there was somebody who was complaining about LGBTQ community, Carbon Hill Mayor suggested a solution.
The Mayor of Carbon Hill - a town in Alabama - is facing a lot of heat from people after his comments on 'killing' members of the LGBTQ community in a now-deleted Facebook post met people's attention.
Good morning to everyone except Carbon Hill’s Mayor who is also a terrorist apparently. pic.twitter.com/yHGG2rfACy— The Ostrich (@ALostrich) June 4, 2019
According to the CBS News, Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers was responding to a comment on his own original post, which read: "We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics!"
Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, apologized for his comments and said he does not intend on resigning. https://t.co/UGRkI4dUzS— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 5, 2019
In a subsequent comment, the mayor wrote: "The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it's bad to say but without [sic] killing them out there's no way to fix it."
The gravity of such words coming from a person leading a city is prompting a massive backlash - given that the U.S is only kicking-off Pride Month.
Chambers told WBRC in an interview that he was responsible for writing that comment, but he thought it was a private message and not a public post. The post, which has been removed, was originally reported by the Birmingham TV station WBRC.
Chambers claimed he "never said anything about killing out gays" but that "if it comes to a revolution in this country both sides of these people will be killed out."
On Tuesday, Chambers issued an apology on Facebook: "Although I believe my comment was taken out of context and was not targeting the LGBTQ community, I know that it was wrong to say anyone should be killed [sic]."
UPDATE: Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers is now apologizing for comments he made on social media. He claims his comments on killing people in the LGBTQ community and Democrats were taken out of context. Some people are calling on him to resign: pic.twitter.com/wdVwmdnIZ2— Josh Gauntt (@joshg_TV) June 4, 2019
However, on the Facebook page Walker County Today, commenters made it clear that there is no place for Chambers’ ideologies.
“Some guy named Hitler thought the same way...” wrote one user.
A Carbon Hill city councilor tells us a letter was sent to Mayor Mark Chambers asking him to resign. At 6:00pm, we’ll explain the controversial comment the mayor made on social media @WVTM13 pic.twitter.com/qt02aYDa3w— Mary O'Connell (@MaryWVTM13) June 5, 2019
“When you’re in a position to do Great things but choose to spew Hate into the World it’s time to rethink life,” wrote another Facebook user. “Step down and allow a better person to do the job! You’re not cut out for it.”
Others believe he was merely expressing his Constitutional right to freedom of speech.
“Whether or not it is very classless, and it is, he is still entitled to his thoughts and opinions,” another wrote.