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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 04:38 PM

GOP mayor candidate says school turned his daughter bi & gays abuse children in unhinged rant

Source: LGBTQ Nation

A Republican mayoral candidate went on a long, hateful tirade on Facebook accusing LGBTQ people of being child molesters and claiming that he pulled his daughter out of school because “13 out of [his daughter’s] 16 friends” are “lesbian or bisexual.”

Tim Rowbottom calls himself “an entrepreneur who is a man of the people and represents the taxpayers of the City of Harrisburg” and he is the only Republican registered for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania mayor election in November. And he’s getting condemnation for his extreme statements about LGBTQ people.

In a Facebook post that he said was an “Official Press Release!” Rowbottom said that it is time to “make clear my views concerning a large population that occupies Harrisburg, the LGBT,” saying that it’s “not my intention to degrade or attack them in any way” before doing just that.

“I believe in creation and that anything else besides what we were created for is not something we should promote,” he wrote.

Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/04/gop-mayor-candidate-says-school-turned-daughter-bi-gays-abuse-children-unhinged-rant/



This is the type of insanity the LBGT community faces day in and day out. People are gunned down by the police and each other but Republicans have decided that gun control is not as important as making sure queer people aren't allowed to enjoy "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Also, do NOT add insult to injury in regards to this story by implying Rowbottom is a "secret gay". JUST DON'T DO IT!

Homophobia and Transphobia are real and they kill!

Systemic heterosexism and homophobia is REAL!

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Behind the Aegis Apr 23 OP
Ferrets are Cool Apr 23 #1
Lovie777 Apr 23 #2
OhZone Apr 23 #3
lagomorph777 Apr 23 #40
RandySF Apr 23 #4
Hugh_Lebowski Apr 23 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 23 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 23 #34
Hugh_Lebowski Apr 23 #39
bucolic_frolic Apr 23 #5
Hugh_Lebowski Apr 23 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 23 #17
stopdiggin Apr 23 #8
cayugafalls Apr 23 #9
TheRealNorth Apr 23 #14
Biophilic Apr 23 #29
Jetheels Apr 23 #38
Iggo Apr 23 #42
cayugafalls Apr 23 #44
IrishAfricanAmerican Apr 23 #10
AllaN01Bear Apr 23 #11
Paladin Apr 23 #12
FakeNoose Apr 23 #22
vercetti2021 Apr 23 #13
Tommymac Apr 23 #15
Ford_Prefect Apr 23 #18
azureblue Apr 23 #33
Archae Apr 24 #51
Mr. Evil Apr 23 #19
niyad Apr 23 #21
Mr. Evil Apr 23 #25
Hekate Apr 23 #43
niyad Apr 23 #46
ShazzieB Apr 23 #36
niyad Apr 23 #20
70sEraVet Apr 23 #23
keithbvadu2 Apr 23 #24
Yavin4 Apr 23 #26
Jon King Apr 23 #27
Pas-de-Calais Apr 23 #28
Biophilic Apr 23 #30
Collimator Apr 23 #31
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 23 #35
reACTIONary Apr 23 #41
Collimator Apr 25 #53
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 23 #32
ShazzieB Apr 23 #37
niyad Apr 23 #47
thucythucy Apr 24 #50
sarcasmo Apr 23 #45
Jetheels Apr 24 #49
BobTheSubgenius Apr 23 #48
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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 04:43 PM

1. K and R

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 04:45 PM

2. My gawd . . .

I'm so tired of these people and their hatred and blaming everyone else than themselves.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 04:45 PM

3. Not sure how he'd be sure of her friend's orientation -

But maybe she has so many lesbian and bi friends because she's bi.

When I was a lesbian teen, my clique of lezbi friends was smaller than that, and i had plenty of straight male and female friends too, but I certainly had lesbi friends because I was lesbian not that anyone changed me.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:48 PM

40. Yeah, logic doesn't seem to apply if you have a GQP brain.

Seems pretty obvious to me that she feels comfortable with LGBT kids because she considers herself part of that community. So lots of her friends are LGBT.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:06 PM

6. Wait ... he's talking about LAW SCHOOL?

OMFG ... that's actually kinda hilarious.

I don't mean that in a complimentary way, to be clear.

But it kinda is to laugh if that's the case.

WOW.

I thought he was talking about like ... middle school or something.

To sum up: What a Dick!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:55 PM

16. That IS hilarious. Gay, Bi, Hetero, ...

... who in law school has time for sex, or anything resembling a social life?

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:25 PM

34. If a reference to law school was in the article I missed it. What prompted this?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:13 PM

39. Cause Randy said it ... which he deleted ...

Hey, I been there

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:02 PM

5. "what we were created for"

Just love functionality. Makes me feel so much like a nut and bolt, or a fuel injector. It's so ... you know, human.

I mean that is the line my women like most. "You know, if you'd come home with me tonight, I could show you my functionality and how it fits in your functionality. Because the mayor candidate says that's what God intended."

Aren't you all getting goosebumps?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:06 PM

7. That's hot talk right there (nt)

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:56 PM

17. Yeah, we can be gettin' to the begettin'. nt

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:08 PM

8. well -- there's ONE kid that is moving out

as soon as ....
(no forwarding address)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:21 PM

9. There is no hate like christian love...

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:42 PM

14. Lol

I might use that on the future.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:24 PM

29. Good grief, isn't that the truth. So simple. No hate like Christian love. How sad. nt

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:56 PM

38. Bookmarked lol!

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:24 PM

42. I'm putting that on a shirt.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #42)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:48 PM

44. That is a great idea.

I love it.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:29 PM

11. first off, dont lump those type of christians with me . the moral majority

is either and or neither . second , we dont go gay. we are born that way. i yam what i yam, and that is all that i yam.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:33 PM

12. Go for it, Harrisburg.

Just what we need: Another politician just as stupid, hateful, vindictive and clueless as trump.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:40 PM

22. Well see, he's making sure it doesn't reflect on HIS parenting skills

Need I say more?



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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:37 PM

13. Blah blah blah

I hear it every fucking day I don't even give a shit what these morons have to say about me anymore. I have more morals than these freaks

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:53 PM

15. Misogyny. Racism. Bigotry. Homophobia. Christo-fascist. If one is Republican, that is what they own.

And Log Cabin's can kiss my ass. They are worse in my book then the rest as they give cover to these Rethuglican Christofascists Racist fuckers.

I'll be donating to the Dem in this falls race in Harrisburg.


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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:13 PM

18. Does he mean to say that only certain people were made in God's image?

That's not what is written in the good book.

As I recall it God made the heavens and the earth and everything in them. I've heard it said that God didn't make any mistakes and that we are all made in his image.

So the question I have to ask is who made this guy God's editor on earth?

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:22 PM

33. what he means is

He is making it up - there are no biblical prohibitions against lesbianism. None.
But the really funny (if it weren't so tragic) is that in the same chapter of the Bible these bigots use to justify their hate for gays are also passages that prohibit eating pork and shellfish. But never mind that, because they can pick and choose which verses to obey and which to not. /S

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Response to azureblue (Reply #33)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:16 PM

51. There was a practical reason at that time, for not eating those.

Quite simply, not cooking them properly was a good way to get sick from pork or shellfish.

There is one "sin" from the Bible that I never could figure out, the "sin" of wearing clothes made from more than one fiber.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:28 PM

19. I would rather spend months on end

with a stadium load of LGBTQ people than to have to endure one hour with republican inhuman clowns like Tim Rowbottom.

Without checking, the last time I read stats about most likely 'child molesters' was that they were over 95% white male (identified as) heterosexuals. I know the article stated not to do this but, methinks Mr. Rowbottom doth protest too much.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:32 PM

21. I find his last name lends itself to all kinds of images. . .

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Response to niyad (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:50 PM

25. Yup,

and they're always the kind you can't mentally unsee!

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Response to niyad (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:33 PM

43. Oh deary deary me

Would that be discipline with a paddle? He’s been a bad boy.

Just stop me now.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #43)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:03 PM

46. I would not stop you when you are having fun!

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:36 PM

36. Spending months in a stadium full of LGBTQ people sounds like loads of fun to me.

Where do I go to sign up?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:30 PM

20. So I went looking for any info I could find on this seriously deranged person. Came across

something called harrisburg100' America's news source, covering crime, perversion and terrorism. A clue to their bent? This nutcase is described as a republican with a capital R. There is the next sentence, which refers to the five democrat candidates (small d, and bad grammar). Oh, and that picture of him with that weird little clutch of hair on his chin. . . .

Alas, the loonies are everywhere.

By the way, this disgusting waste of resources wants to legally prevent LGBT Devils from having any contact with straight people.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:43 PM

23. So, I guess he's planning to put his daughter in a Catholic school?

That way he can be assured that the priests and nuns will protect her from any of that gay stuff.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:44 PM

24. He could let his daughter intern for Roy Moore or Matt Gaetz.

He could let his daughter intern for Roy Moore or Matt Gaetz.

That will give her a heterosexual environment.

But she's probably too old for them now.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:11 PM

26. These are the people that the GOP is betting its future on.

This proves that the main platform of the GOP, tax cuts for the rich, just doesn't work any more. So, they have to go further and further right and court outright hateful kooks like this Tim Rowbottom.

This strategy, appeal to the far right to gain power and then pass tax cuts for the rich, worked for the Republicans under Trump but will it work for another Republican?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:18 PM

27. Any ideas/plans for infrastructure, health care, climate change, educating kids for the future tech?

Nope, just the same old gay wedding cake crap. Repugs serve absolutely zero purpose in a serious society.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:24 PM

28. 1.8 k replies on his FB

Got what he wanted,,,news

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:28 PM

30. The sad part is the comments here on this tread are so right on. How sad a world people like

Rowbottom live in.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:34 PM

31. Rowbottom Makes The Point About The Bible

Explaining that homosexuality is an "abomination". So is eating shellfish and wearing mixed fiber clothes. Things the Bible does not specifically declare an abomination? Rape, slavery, genocide, putting very young children and pregnant women to the sword.

There are large swaths of the Bible that are NOT fit to be used for moral instruction. And the parts that are only repeat basic standards of behavior that can be found in earlier documents from other cultures.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:32 PM

35. Don't forget tattoos




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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #35)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:17 PM

41. +10 nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #35)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:45 AM

53. Completely forgot about that.

And I have never seen that tattoo meme. Brilliant! Thanks for posting it.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:34 PM

32. Homophobia and transphobia are everywhere

I'm so sick of the bigots and violent monsters and thier hate filled churches.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:40 PM

37. Is this the same Tim Rowbottom!

https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2015/04/harrisburg_man_dodges_prison_o.html

Either way, it's a pretty damned funny story. If it IS the same guy, it's flat out hysterical!

Edited to add

According to this, he is the same guy: https://www.reddit.com/r/Harrisburg/comments/m3cz2e/tim_rowbottom_enters_race_for_harrisburg_mayor_as/

The comments there are pretty entertaining.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #37)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:09 PM

47. Just clicked on the pennlive site. All I got was a statement about cookies. And reddit wanted a log

But the reddit pic was the one from the Harrisburg 100 site I referenced earlier.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #37)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:06 PM

50. And I notice in the article how his ex-wife is fighting for

custody of their children.

What a lovely lovely human being,

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:55 PM

45. Mr. Row bottom. Just saying.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #45)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:11 AM

49. He rowed straight to the bottom of trump diaper.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:12 PM

48. How can we be seeing this from a political candidate at this point in time?

Unbelievable. Appalling. I know next to nothing about Harrisburg and its politics, so I have to ask? Has this not absolutely killed his chances of winning? In the real world, it would have.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:17 PM

52. How does this homophobe explain Eve?

If he believes the Adam's Rib story, then he must accept that Eve is a transgender clone.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:22 AM

54. In this case, "entrepreneur" probably means marginally employed n/t

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