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.

www.dailyherald.com/article/20151124/news/151129460/, 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 www.rawstory.com/2014/01/booted-from-illinois-gop-susan-atan due to her extreme views, which include the belief that God punishes widespread LGBT acceptance in the form of www.rawstory.com/2014/01/chicago-gop-hopeful-autism-and-deme, including tornadoes and earthquakes.