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Suspected Austin package bomber may have decried gay marriage and abortion

Suspected bomber Mark Conditt is being credited with a blog comparing gay marriage to pedophilia and bestiality

Mark Conditt – Photo: Facebook.

The man suspected of killing two people and injuring four others in a series of bombing attacks before eventually killing himself may have written a conservative blog in which he penned a screed against gay marriage, reports The New York Post.

On Wednesday, the bomber blew himself up as authorities closed in on him. Following the attacks, Austin police identified the bomber as 24-year-old Mark Conditt from Pflugerville, Texas.

They said they believed Conditt was behind the creation of the explosive devices used in Wednesday’s bombings, and warned residents that Conditt may have placed more bombs around the city that could yet go off.

A conservative blog, which purportedly was written by a Mark Conditt from Pflugerville, is being linked to the bomber, though its authorship has not been confirmed. According to public records, there is only one Mark Conditt located in the Pflugerville area.

The blog, which contains six total posts, was apparently written between February 2012 and May 2012 for a class on U.S. government at Austin Community College, which the suspected bomber attended, back in 2012. At least 23 ACC students were listed as having blogs related to the class.

If the blog is the product of the bomber, it may provide a window into his outlook on life. In one post, titled “Defining my Stance,” the author Conditt opines on internet piracy, terrorism, the death penalty, eliminating sex offender registries (or at least being more restrictive in terms of which people get placed on one), same-sex marriage and abortion.

In the blog, Conditt argued that women should only have sex if they can provide for a child and that it was “not natural” for people of the same gender to be together. Conditt also opined that “falling in love is a choice.”

“When you “fall in love” you become infatuated with your significant other, and you will eventually fall out of love,” he wrote.

Conditt also claimed that homosexuality is “not natural” and compared it to pedophilia and bestiality.

“Just look at the male and female bodies. They are obviously designed to couple. The natural design is apparent,” he wrote. “It is not natural to couple male with male and female with female. It would be like trying to fit two screws together and to nuts together and then say, ‘See, it’s natural for them to go together.’

“In addition, political protection of a sexual practice is ludicrous,” Conditt added. “I do not believe it is proper to pass laws stating that homosexuals have ‘rights.’ What about pedophilia or bestiality? These are sexual practices. Should they also be protected by law? If homosexuality is protected by law, why not those as well?”

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John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at jriley@metroweekly.com