An Alabama mayor is facing calls to resign after calling for the extermination of “homosexuals” and “transvestites” on his Facebook page.

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Local news affiliate WBRC reported that Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers wrote on his Facebook page in all capital letters: “We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics.”

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“By giving the minority more rights than the majority,” a supporter and Facebook friend of Chambers wrote in response. “I hate to think of the country my grandkids will live in unless somehow we change and I think that will take a revolution.”

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Initially, the mayor denied posting the comments telling WBRC reporter Brittany Dionne.

“I don’t think I posted that, I think that’s somebody else’s post,” he told Dionne.

When Dionne pointed out that the Facebook page had photos of his family and birthday greetings, and asked if someone might be using his identity on Facebook, Chambers said, “I don’t know.” When Dionne asked to meet in person, the mayor abruptly hung up.

When Chambers called back a few minutes later, he admitted to writing the post but claimed it was being “taken out of context.”

WBRC reports:

Chambers also claimed he erroneously posted the comment publicly and that it was meant to be a private message between he and a friend. During the call, Chambers spoke about immigrants, calling them “ungrateful.” Chambers claimed immigrants were taking over the country and voiced his comments were in response to a civil war happening in the United States.

Chambers went on to defend his comments.

“I never said anything about killing out gays or anything like that,” Chambers said.

We read the post from Chambers’ page back to him.

“That’s in a revolution. That’s right! If it comes to a revolution in this country both sides of these people will be killed out,” he said.

Chambers then fumed about privacy and his Facebook page not being for the public, although Chambers acknowledged his pages privacy settings were public. He later changed the Facebook page to private. Chambers said he was not concerned about criticism from his constitutes. He said there is only one person in the town who does not like him and he that does not have a problem with anyone.

On Tuesday, Chambers posted an apology on his Facebook page.


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