After we first published Mary Lou Bruner’s social media posts, the Republican Texas State Board of Education candidate out of District 9 defended her comments in a couple of ways. She began by saying, on Facebook, that she was taken out of context. What possible context there could be for insisting that the president of the United States once paid for drugs by working as gay prostitute is beyond us. But here’s how Bruner explained the prostitution comment to TV station KTRE:

“I don’t know, I guess I’m assuming it was true; you’re assuming some people assume that it’s false, I mean, who knows.”

Bruner then told the Texas Tribune that she was unapologetic and proud of everything she has said. It is odd, then, that she would start deleting the posts and has now taken her Facebook profile private. But no worries, we have more of her posts.

Here are some highlights, taken before Bruner closed her account to the general public.

On the Confederacy and the song “Dixie” Last June, a week after a white supremacist shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, Bruner took to Facebook to… Read More

Goodbye, Molly White. The Republican Texas House member from Belton lost her re-election bid when she was defeated in her party primary Tuesday by Hugh Shine. (White has asked for a recount.)

Some Texas politicians haven’t exactly been friendly to Muslims. For instance, every single session, we have to fight a “Sharia law” bill or two or three. And more recently, we’ve had the state’s top leaders — Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton — unsuccessfully try to bar Syrian refugees from settling in Texas. Let’s also remember what a magnet for anti-Muslim extremists the State Board of Education can be.

But even in that environment, White stood out.

There was that time in February 2015 when White took to Facebook — during Texas Muslim Capitol Day, no less — to declare the following:

Today is Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin. The House is in recess until Monday. Most Members including myself are back in District. I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our… Read More

Mary Lou Bruner thinks President Obama was a gay prostitute, climate change is a Marxist hoax and evolution is propaganda for atheism. And now Bruner is one step closer to sitting on the board that decides what more than 5 million kids learn in Texas public schools (and strongly influences what textbooks are used in schools across the country). Read More

We've already told you about Mary Lou "President Obama Was a Gay Prostitute" Bruner, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the District 9 seat on the Texas State Board of Education. The political activist and retired teacher appears to have the support of a number of religious-right and tea-party activists. But a candidate forum hosted by the Texoma Patriots last week in Sherman showed that Bruner isn't the only religious-righter in the East Texas race. Read More