Former Indiana legislator Don Boys lashed out against Newsweek following an article in which the magazine attacked him for questioning Pete Buttigieg fitness to become president due to his sexual orientation, according to the Friendly Atheist.
The article dealt with Boy's piece “Pete, Since You Brought it Up, How ‘Gay’ Are You?” in which the former politician suggested that Buttigieg should not be president because the lifespan of all homosexuals is “about 20 years less than for normal people.”
The article also asserted that it was the right of voters to ask “how gay” the candidate is, and for his medical records to be made available to the public.
Boys made a number of additional claims, including that “homosexuals are notoriously promiscuous.” None of his claims are factually supported, according to investigations by a number of media outlets, including the Friendly Atheist.
The former lawmaker responded that the article was offensive, but that it was factual.
”Most mainstream journalists deal in fantasy, falsehood, and fiction—not facts. They have an agenda that must be disseminated without regard for reality,” he added.
Boys has previously drawn criticism for suggesting that homosexuals should receive twelve-year jail sentences and that a sexual attack must make the victim scream in order to be classified as rape.