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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:36 AM

Bernie Sanders-linked congressional candidate's shocking anti-LGBTQ social media posts exposed

Democrat Albert Chester, a candidate in Florida’s 5th congressional district primary race is drawing fire after numerous anti-LGBTQ posts on social media were unearthed by local progressive activists. The vile tirades included a description of coming out as “confessing and proud (to) stand for unnatural lusts and desires.”

Florida for Bernie, a group of progressive Bernie Sanders supporters, endorsed Chester in the upcoming primary, but has since yanked their support. The advocates who found the posts are members of the organization.

The Facebook posts have been deleted and Chester apologized for the offense, but it was too little, too late.

“My past is not an indication of who I am today,” Chester said. “Since that time, I have become more knowledgeable about the issues you face. I am fully committed to an inclusive platform that promotes gender equality and strengthens human rights.”

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