The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance held a candidate forum last night for Virginia Delegate Adam Ebbin (D) and Tim McGhee (R), who are vying for a seat in the Virginia Senate. McGhee decided to use the opportunity to reach out to the audience with a short Bible-based anti-gay sermon, suggesting God created homosexuals as sinners so that He could forgive them:
MCGHEE: For some of you here this evening, your frustrations go way beyond a state senate candidate. Some of you are beyond frustrated with God right now. Some of you refuse to believe in Him altogether. You’ve asked the question or perhaps given up asking a long time ago, “Why? Why would God make me who I am and then tell me that it’ wrong?” May I put a question before you tonight? What if that’s exactly what God did? What if that’s exactly what God had to do to fully demonstrate who he is?
The blog Not Larry Sabato has the full transcript and audio of McGhee’s remarks. Listen to it: