As it turns out, Donald Trump wasn’t the only bigot who won big on Super Tuesday.
Mary Lou Bruner, a Texas Republican, is leading the race for an open seat on the State Board of Education — and that could be a huge problem.
For those unaware, Bruner is a former teacher who is known for her bizarre theories about President Barack Obama.
"Obama has a soft spot for homosexuals because of the years he spent as a male prostitute in his twenties. That is how he paid for his drugs," she wrote in a now-deleted October 2015 Facebook post. "He has admitted he was addicted to drugs when he was young, and he is sympathetic to homosexuals; but he hasn’t come out of the closet about his own homosexual/bisexual background. He hasn’t quite evolved that much!"
Her official website features a prayer that starts off like this: “Lord, We ask You to show us where we as Christians and as a nation have fallen short of the mark allowing our government leaders to pass evil and ungodly laws which displease God.”
Oh, and she believes global warming is a hoax.
In another post, she referred to Islam as a "cult religion" and an "inhumane totalitarian political ideology with radical religious rules," adding, "A group that forces people to join or die is not a real religion.”
It’s important to mention here that this woman taught hundreds of children in Texas for nearly 36 years.
Also, if Bruner gets that seat — which, reports suggest, she is likely to — she would then be able to alter the curriculum and change textbooks for Texas’s schools.
Bruner was up against two other hopefuls, Keven Ellis (R-Lufkin) and Hank Hering (R-Lindale) in the polls for the Republican nomination for District 9.
Just like Trump, her bigotry and incendiary rhetoric is not likely to have any effect in the final run-off in May.
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