Hagedorn Defends Views on Gays, Abortion
State Supreme Court candidate compared homosexuality to bestiality.
Conservative state Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn on Monday defended blog posts he wrote during law school that were sharply critical of homosexuality and abortion.
Hagedorn wrote the blog posts, which were first reported on by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in 2005 and 2006.
In them, the judge compared homosexuality to bestiality and said Planned Parenthood is more interested in “killing babies than … helping women.”
Speaking on WTAQ’s John Muir Show on Monday, Hagedorn said his personal opinions shouldn’t matter to voters.
Hagedorn also said criticism of the posts are attacks on his Christian religious beliefs.
“If you’ve even been a Catholic or a Christian of various stripes, you’re going to get attacked,” he said.
The state Democratic Party said Hagedorn is an “extreme partisan” whose “fringe, radical beliefs” belong nowhere near the courtroom.
Listen to the WPR report here.
State Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Defends Writing About Homosexuality, Abortion was originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio.