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Texas bombing suspect compared ‘unnatural’ homosexuality to paedophilia and bestiality

Josh Jackman March 21, 2018

(Facebook/Danene Conditt)

The man suspected of targeting Austin, Texas with a series of parcel bombs published horrendously homophobic online, it has been revealed.

Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, died earlier today after detonating a device as police officers approached his car just north of Austin.

Two people have died this month from explosions after receiving bombs sent in packages, with another six injured by the blasts.

ROUND ROCK, TX - MARCH 21:  Law enforcement officials search for evidence at the location where the suspected package bomber was killed in suburban Austin on March 21, 2018 in Round Rock, Texas. Mark Anthony Conditt, the 24-year-old suspect, blew himself up inside his vehicle as police approached to take him into custody. A massive search had been underway by local and federal law enforcement officials in Austin and the surrounding area after several package bombs had detonated in recent weeks, killing two people and injuring several others.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Conditt graduated from Austin Community College after being homeschooled by his mother, according to the Austin Statesman newspaper.

In a blog seemingly set up for a class about US government, the bombing suspect wrote a post titled: “Why gay marriage should be illegal”.

The blog post was written in response to another student who said that same-sex marriage “shouldn’t be such a big deal.

SUNSET VALLEY, TX - MARCH 20:  FBI agents collect evidence at a FedEx Office facility following an explosion at a nearby sorting center on March 20, 2018 in Sunset Valley, Texas. A package, reported to have been shipped from this store, exploded while being transported on a conveyor shortly after midnight this morning at the sorting facility in Schertz, Texas causing minor injuries to one person. The explosion is believed to be related to several recent package bombs that have been detonated in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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“I believe that people are people and they can love whoever they want to love,” the student added, before pointing out: “You can’t help who you fall in love with and the government shouldn’t tell them who they can and cannot marry.”

Conditt disagreed, writing that “falling in love is a choice. When you ‘fall in love’ you become infatuated with your significant other, and you will eventually fall out of love.”

He then said that homosexuality was against nature, aligning gay sex with bestiality and paedophilia.

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“Homosexuality is not natural,” wrote Conditt. “Just look at the male and female bodies. They are obviously designed to couple. The natural design is apparent.

“It is not natural to couple male with male and female with female,” he continued.

“It would be like trying to fit two screws together and to [sic] nuts together and then say, “See, it’s natural for them to go together.”

ROUND ROCK, TX - MARCH 21:  Law enforcement officials search for evidence at the location where the suspected package bomber was killed in suburban Austin on March 21, 2018 in Round Rock, Texas. Mark Anthony Conditt, the 24-year-old suspect, blew himself up inside his vehicle as police approached to take him into custody. A massive search had been underway by local and federal law enforcement officials in Austin and the surrounding area after several package bombs had detonated in recent weeks, killing two people and injuring several others.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Conditt added: “In addition, political protection of a sexual practice is ludicrous. I do not believe it is proper to pass laws stating that homosexuals have ‘rights.’

“What about paedophilia or bestiality? These are sexual practices. Should they also be protected by law?

“If homosexuality is protected by law, why not those as well?”

SUNSET VALLEY, TX - MARCH 20:  FBI agents collect evidence at a FedEx Office facility following an explosion at a nearby sorting center on March 20, 2018 in Sunset Valley, Texas. A package, reported to have been shipped from this store, exploded while being transported on a conveyor shortly after midnight this morning at the sorting facility in Schertz, Texas causing minor injuries to one person. The explosion is believed to be related to several recent package bombs that have been detonated in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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In his bio for the blog, he wrote: “I view myself as a conservative, but I don’t think I have enough information to defend my stance as well as it should be defended.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has previously said that passing a bill to stop transgender people using public bathrooms was his top priority, reported that Conditt’s roommates were cooperating with authorities.

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“Those two roommates have been talking to law enforcement,” he said, adding that they were not suspected of committing any crimes.

Abbott said that Conditt had not wiped his online footprint, potentially allowing investigators to uncover a “treasure trove of information that should shed light on who he is, what he did, and why he was doing it”.

More: bombing, Crime, gay sex, mark anthony conditt, Texas, US, US

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