Anti-LGBT Townhall Columnist Who Compared COVID Lockdown To Slavery Found Dead At NC Home [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports:

An embattled North Carolina professor who sparked furious backlash over a series of controversial tweets in recent months, including one comparing coronavirus restrictions to living in a “slave state,” was found dead Thursday. Police discovered the body of Mike Adams, a tenured sociology and criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, while performing a wellness check at his home.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has not released any details, but an investigation is underway, local news outlets reported. Adams’ provocative and sometimes offensive remarks had angered many UNCW students and members of the community for more than a decade, but he made national headlines this year over numerous social media posts about the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racism protests.

Townhall reacts:

It is with saddened hearts that we report longtime Townhall columnist Mike Adams was found dead at his North Carolina home on Thursday. No details surrounding his death have been released, according to local news reports.

For the last 20 years Adams appeared regularly on these pages in defense of conservative principles. But free speech and abortion were the issues he was most passionate about.

Adams had long tussled with the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, where he was a professor of criminology, set to retire Aug. 1, over the opinions he expressed at Townhall, in speeches, and on social media.

Adams regularly appeared on JMG a decade ago, usually for anti-gay comments. He once published a “joking” Townhall column claiming that eight Christian students had committed suicide due to bullying by LGBT activists.