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Austin Bombing Suspect Mark Anthony Conditt Believed Homosexuality Was ‘Not Natural’

The Austin bomber, who appeared to be targeting several prominent black families in his attacks, appears to also have been anti-gay, according to a report in the New York Post.

Mark Anthony Conditt blew himself up on Wednesday morning as authorities came close to apprehending him. Shortly after his death, the Post reported that a blog under his name and registered in his town of Pflugerville, TX, argued against gay marriage and abortion. In the blog’s “About Me” section, Conditt also identified himself by name. According to the Post, public records show Conditt as the only person with his name in his town.

In one blog post on the site, which is called “Defining My Stance,” Conditt argued that gay marriage should be illegal because homosexuality is not natural.

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

He added, “Second, yes, the government shouldn’t tell them whom they can and cannot marry, but we shouldn’t even have this problem! Homosexuality is not natural. 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[sic] nuts together and then say, ‘See, it’s natural for them to go together.’”

Conditt went even further and said that there should not be laws protection queer people because then pedophiles and people who sleep with animals would need rights, too.

According to the Post, Conditt wrote the blog for a US Government class at Austin Community College in 2012. Prior to his time in college, Conditt was homeschooled, according to the American Statesman.

In a separate post, Conditt also said that women who can’t afford children should not have sex.

According to the Post, Austin police are warning residents that Conditt may have also placed bombs that have yet to go off.

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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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