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Ughhhhh, Here Are Screengrabs Of Indiana’s Bestiality-Posting Antigay Councilmember

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Ohhhhhh geez, we didn’t want it, but we got it. A concerned citizen from South Bend has forwarded what they claim are the truly sickening screen grabs from the Facebook page of Henry Davis. He’s the South Bend City Councilmember who posted an image of a dog being sexually assaulted in order to draw attention to an (utterly false) article claiming that DOMA was somehow linked to bestiality.

We’re told by our source that they forwarded everything along to the local police for investigation, so authorities are on the case.

And also: take these with a grain of salt. There’s no way to confirm whether they’re real or not. There’s always a chance that some sicko faked them, or someone posted them from Mr. Davis’ account without his knowledge. We do not have confirmation from the Councilmember’s office that they’re authentic, but we’re posting them to show you what’s circulating in South Bend right now.

Meanwhile, the Councilmember publicly non-pologized at a press conference yesterday. Standing before a broken microphone with a group of ministers behind him, all he would say is that it was “an attempt to start a discussion on a reading that jarred my sensibilities.” So, does he think homosexuality and bestiality are related, is that why he was jarred? Or was he jarred by how homophobic it was? Or was he jarred by bestiality and for some reason that made him think about DOMA? Nothing in his statement really made sense. So, good job, everyone.

Mr. Davis, we should point out, is a Democrat. In fact, he opposed the passage of Indiana’s marriage equality ban.

It’s still a little unclear what he thought he was accomplishing by posting the image and article. His explanations are … kind of gibberishy.

Here’s what our source claims is the original post. “I am aware the picture is disgusting and way out of order but read the content in its entirety,” it says, which is consistent with media reports of the post.

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His followers immediately freak out. “It’s not true,” “I think you need mental help,” they write to Mr. Davis.

The screen grab purports to show Mr. Davis responding, “Why can’t I post stuff on my page that I want to post? Again, I think it is disgusting just like I think it is disgusting that slave owners raped their slaves and everyone is concentrating on the dog but forget about the man who has been getting raped or maybe that is an accepted social norm.”

Wait, what? What man is getting raped? Who? Huh?

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This image depicts Mr. Davis responding, “So you rather that I post some men hanging from a tree with their bodies smoking from being lynched? Look we better start in engaging in uncomfortable convo before we ended up in a situation we cannot get ourselves out of” … what? What are you talking about?

It’s like there are two totally different conversations happening here. What does this have to do with lynching? Why are the bodies smoking? What is the situation we cannot get ourselves out of? Because we are definitely in that situation now.

Later posts — and again, Mr. Davis hasn’t confirmed that they’re really from him — go on, “What’s ridiculous is that our children can be exposed to an over sexed society that makes them choose a sexuality before they can brush their teeth.”

And then later: “Challenge the norm and question the obvious.”

These are all very interesting thoughts, but once again: what do they have to do with a picture of animal abuse? Also, once again, what are you talking about? Who is making children choose a sexuality? Society may be over-sexed, but what is this “choosing” business?

This isn’t just an unexamined prejudice at work. It seems to be the product of a train of thought that veers uncontrollably from subject to subject.

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A source reports that they filed a formal complaint. Here’s the text that they sent us, emphasis ours.

After receiving 9 Facebook messages and 3 phone calls regarding Mr. Davis’ facebook post of the male engaging in sexual activity with a canine, I immediately went and looked for myself.  While the picture itself was shocking, to say the least, the article was even more disturbing.  Here we have the public page of an elected public official posting an article as fact for his constituents to see, when in reality, the article was completely false.  Not only is Mr. Davis an elected official, he has “common council” after his name on Facebook, and he issued a public apology to the city of South Bend, so I do hope that there is no argument that his page is indeed, his public government Facebook page and not his private one.  With that being said, everyone has access to his posts, everyone including our youth.  It is illegal to distribute pornographic images, including bestiality, to children.  The argument can be made that parents should be more aware of the time and places their child spends on the internet, including Facebook.  My response to that is, there should never be a time I need to censor a councilman’s Facebook page from my children.  Unfortunately, there is now.  The comments under his post were even more disturbing.  I am very in favor of people expressing their First Amendment, I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion and I would never condemn people for doing so.  My problem here is that an opinion was being passed on as fact…. as the article was not factual in any way shape or form.  Mr. Davis later tried to say he wasn’t trying to voice his opinion but rather just pass on information for people to see and discuss…. this was not the case as is proven in the comments following his post.  I also have an issue with the fact that when I share the link to this particular article, the picture that was shared on Mr. Davis’ page is not the picture that comes up when I share it.  I do see that the picture was embedded with the article, but am unclear if this was Mr. Davis’ doing, or where he might have found this particular image… Mr. Davis claims to work closely with the youth of the community and I am sure has those same youth on his Facebook page… and am wondering how he feels to know that they may have seen this image in their newsfeed.  I will not even touch on the fact that there was an equation made between bestiality and homosexuality, as I think it can be said that is absurd, and ridiculous.  I will be filing a formal complaint tomorrow, Wednesday January 28th, with the Council but wanted to share how I felt on the matter before doing so.  This is unacceptable.  If any one of you had done this, the reaction would have been the same, so please do not feel as though anyone is holding any bias or anger from the past in this situation.  I hope the Rules Committee does a thorough investigation after the complaints are filed, and something is done to ATTEMPT to remedy all of this.  Thank you for reading.  Have a blessed day and stay warm.

Here’s one more screengrab. When one person asks that the post be taken down and “find another way to make your point,” the image indicates that Mr. Davis responded, “I don’t have a point but our kids are being raped spiritually and mentally everyday and we say nothing.”

What? Just … what? Who is raping children spiritually and mentally? He’s clearly worked up about something but we just can’t follow this metaphor.

The whole rotten situation seems to be getting rottener by the second, since if these screen grabs are real, they indicate that this guy really does have difficulty putting a thought together. And again: WHY THE DOG?

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The last words purported to be from Mr. Davis in the screen grabs are: “If I can wreck my career off of one facebook post I never had a career.”

Oh.

By:           matt baume
On:           Feb 4, 2014
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  • 16 Comments
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      Sounds like another brother man on the DL

      Feb 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      The guys clearly nuts. Hopefully this gets out so his constituents can see it and decide accordingly.

      Feb 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • that_dude247
      that_dude247

      I only clicked the story b/c I thought it was a black man in India. Indiana? Next!

      Feb 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      @Ogre Magi: Dude has plucked eyebrows, manicured nails, and suspect voice; yeah he is in the self-hating, secret d*ck sucking, religious brain washed club. I give it a year before he gets outed. Isn’t posting pictures of humans having sex with animals illegal? Yet the so called protectors of God’s words are standing behind him. Wtf?

      Feb 4, 2014 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jckfmsincty
      jckfmsincty

      A psychiatric examination might not be a bad idea. And, one for jimbryant too.

      Feb 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • that_dude247
      that_dude247

      @jimbryant: Jim, as if you know anything about black culture.

      Feb 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      Sure didn’t tale him long to play the race card.

      Feb 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      Oh God, the sad little troll doesn’t care what we have to say to him and yet he post every damn day. Well at least enough posters pointed out that his bullsh*t views on Obama and NAACP were so wrong he actually stopped going there. I would love for the troll to say this crap to my black face, but he is way too much a coward to ever speak his hatred in the real world.

      Feb 4, 2014 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ZaneStuart
      ZaneStuart

      @jimbryant: You said: “I am sick and tired of this pro-black PC that exists in the USA which says that black people must never be criticized using the word “black”. As far as I’m concerned, if it’s OK to use it for good then it should be OK to use it for bad.”

      I’m sick and tired of you posting absolutely senseless garbage.

      Again, you missed the mark. It wasn’t your use of the word “Black”.

      You’re stupidity is amazing.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 5:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robirob
      robirob

      An obvious attempt to equate homosexuality with beastiality. Like homophobes try to make homosexuality synonymous with pedophilia in order to gross out the general public whenever they hear the word gay or homosexuality.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 7:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      ZaneStuart,

      Listen, I don’t have any time for black people who demand to be treated equally but then go around saying that gays don’t deserve to be treated equally. It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

      If you don’t understand hypocrisy, that’s your problem. I’m not here to provide comfort to the ignorant.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 7:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gigi Gee
      Gigi Gee

      “If I can wreck my career off of one facebook post I never had a career.” Exactly. You never had a career.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 10:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tricky ricky
      tricky ricky

      thanks to people like myself, South Bend, Indiana, finally has a non discrimination policy which includes the LGBT community. that being said, this sorry assed son of a bitch needs to RESIGN!

      Feb 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tricky ricky
      tricky ricky

      dear queerty, nothing is faked. people are royally pissed about this jerk and his postings.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      No need to get exited about him! he is what we call in South Africa, “SKABENGA”..

      Feb 5, 2014 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hassia
      hassia

      @jimbryant: Quite an interesting statement from you. I have a question seeing as for you, all black’s are monolithic, do you share the same logic with Russians, who are white. Does that make all white people hypocritical?

      Feb 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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