Illinois Republican who says gays cause tornadoes and autism defies party by running for Congress again

extreme right-wing Republican candidate who believes that tornadoes are God’s punishment for LGBT tolerance has filed a petition to be on the ballot in the race to represent Illinois’ 9th Congressional District in Congress., Susanne Atanus filed petition signatures on Monday in Cook County.

When Atanus surprisingly won the Republican primary for Congress in 2014, local and state Republicans attempted to have her due to her extreme views, which include the belief that God punishes widespread LGBT acceptance in the form of, including tornadoes and earthquakes.