Social media really gets public figures in trouble all too often. Recently, a city councilman from Dallas City, Oregon, Micky Garus, made some very cruel and vulgar statements on his Facebook page that basically prove he is an intolerant, ignorant human being.
He recently went on a rant about the Islamic faith, calling it “pure evil” and saying that by supporting Islam, “you believe in Jihad and wish to kill all nonbelievers.”
Despite criticism and backlash from his anti-Muslim comments, he didn’t stop there. He has since moved on to attacking transgender youth.
After news broke that a school district in Illinois violated federal law by not allowing a transgender student to use the girls’ locker room, Garus posted this:
“If this ever happens in a school that my kids attend, I'll be first in line to issue a a** whooping, both to the transgender, and the administration whom failed to protect our children, Wake up America!”
So, not only are you a proud bigot but you’re also issuing a public threat to transgender school kids?
Garus spoke out in defense of his awful comments.
"I don't care at all about how anybody identifies themselves," Garus reportedly said in a phone interview with The Oregonian/OregonLive. "The issue is when they start using the opposite sex's facilities. That just opens the door. We need to look at protecting the civil rights of all involved."
The council has not taken any action against Garus and likely isn’t going to.
"It would not be in the purview of the Council to take action against him for statements he has made in a personal capacity on his own social media site," Mayor Brian Dalton reportedly wrote in an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive.
"As offensive as his statements may be to many people, his right to make them is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, and we have to respect that."
One can only hope that the Dallas community members will band together to get this guy out of office. Someone who promotes hatred should not be representing a community or holding a public office. His beliefs are clear evidence that he is NOT fit to make decisions on behalf of a city which more than likely includes Muslims and/or transgender people.
Banner Photo Credit: Facebook/Micky Garus