During a Missouri House discussion on a bill that would make it dramatically more difficult for individuals to sue their former employers for discriminatory wrongful termination, Representative Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) explained he sees a distinction between “homosexuality” and “being a human being.”
The deplorable comment came as a response to an amendment introduced by Rep. Kevin Engler, a Republican, to make it illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity—something not currently on the state books.
Got that? There’s gay people, and then there’s “just being a human being.”
The Kansas City Star adds:
He has sought an equal footing for teaching creationism in public schools. He proposed requiring the father’s consent before an abortion except in cases of “legitimate rape.” He suggested college football players who refuse to play for political reasons should lose their scholarships.
Bold Rick Brattin, bold. pic.twitter.com/bpQVpY7Ys6
— El Franchíse (@dannyboi965) May 10, 2017
There's literally zero chance Rick Brattin doesn't have Grindr on his phone. https://t.co/SLKXmMHzSA
— Alexander M4Milton (@thedealwithalex) May 11, 2017