Candidate for City Council is “Homosexual and Here to Stay”
He’s young, gay, and Rich Lemke is running again for the Burlington City Council…
“Me being gay has nothing to do with what I want to do for the city. My main goals have nothing to do with that subject at all”.
Lemke wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper saying he’s homosexual and here to stay. He also was calling on those who hate people because they love someone of the same sex, to get over it. Lemke pointed out a recent encounter he had with a man in the Walmart parking lot, who asked him if he was gay and supported gays..
“I do support it, and I am that way. He then made a comment that startled me. I kind of had to back away because I wasn’t sure if he was actually going to do it. He said, “Yeah, I think all gays should be shot”. That startled me a little bit but then I came back and asked why. He said that all gays try to push their sexuality on us straight people, and I was like, no we’re not”.
Lemke seems to feel that if he brings it up now, it’ll be a non-issue in the campaign.