The suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin, Texas, that killed two people and injured four others, identified himself as a conservative and blogged that homosexuality is not natural and therefore gay marriage should be illegal, according to The Austin American Statesmen.
The newspaper reports that Mark Anthony Conditt wrote about his views on abortions and homosexuality on a blog for an online U.S. government class he took at Austin Community College in 2012.
As for gay marriage, Conditt wrote, “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. It would be like trying to fit two screws together and to nuts together and then say, ‘See, it’s natural for them to go together,’ ” he wrote, according to the Statesmen.
As for abortions, he wrote, “First, if a women does not want a baby, or is incapable of taking care of one, she should not participate in activities that were made for that reason. Second, if we are going to give women free abortions, why not give men free condoms, or the like? Is it not up to the couple to take these preventive measures?”
Conditt also advocated for abolishing the sex offender system on the blog.
“So you have a guy who committed a crime. Will putting him on a (sex offender) list make it better? wouldn’t this only make people shun him, keep him from getting a job, and making friends? Just for a crime that he may have committed over 15 years ago as a adolescent? On a side note, one fifth of all rapes are committed by a juvenile,” he wrote, the newspaper reported.
He also blogged in support of the death penalty, saying, “Living criminals harm and murder again — executed ones do not.”
Authorities say Conditt, a 24-year-old male, was killed when he detonated a device in his car after police surrounded it early Wednesday near Round Rock, Texas.