A school board candidate in Nevada has been caught on video saying that being gay is unconstitutional because gay people cannot procreate.
John Carlo is running for school board in Clark County in Nevada, the county that includes Las Vegas. In video posted to Twitter by Patriot Takes, a group monitoring the far right, he is seen speaking at a church, holding up the children’s book King & King, about two young male royals who fall in love with each other. The book and others like it shouldn’t be used in schools, he says.
John Carlo, who was filmed speaking at a church saying that the U.S. Constitution demands Americans procreate. He explained that because homosexuals can't give birth that they are unconstitutional. He did not address whether heterosexual couples who are unable to have children are also "unconstitutional" under his definition.
"I believe the Constitution. I believe in our — our — the way our founding fathers believed in this country: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," he said, mistaking the Constitution for the Declaration of Independence. "That means that homosexuals cannot procreate. This goes against our Constitution and this goes against what parents want in the school district, and this is only one book out of thousands."
His complaint was about a book in a school library that he said made homosexuality acceptable.
There are three seats open on the seven-member Clark County School Board, and several candidates are running for each. The primary will be held June 14 and the general election November 8.