From the Charlotte Observer:
Did the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting deserve to die? You’d think a candidate running for the North Carolina Senate would be among the last people to pose an incendiary question like that in a public forum.
But Bob Diamond, a pharmacist and Mecklenburg GOP activist running for the District 37 seat held by Democratic incumbent Jeff Jackson, did just that recently.
The N.C. Democratic Party this morning is demanding that Gov. Pat McCrory and the N.C. GOP denounce Diamond for a June 14 Google Plus post in which he asked: “Did They (The LGBT Victims) Deserve It?”
He then wrote: “All men and women are #sinners and deserving of hell. ALL are equally #guilty before a Holy and Righteous God. Unless repentance of sin occurs, and faith in #Christ takes place, ALL will equally and eternally perish.”
Diamond has apologized for the “misleading” headline on his post, adding, “Jesus loves everybody. I love everybody and I want everybody to be saved.” (Tipped by JMG reader Michael)