Anti-Gay, Anti-Mask Christian Nationalist Senator In Hospital With COVID-19

(Photo: Jason Rapert)

Arkansas Republican state Sen. Jason Rapert, who earlier this year proposed for defunding PBS in response to gay actor Billy Porter’s appearance on Sesame Street, has been hospitalized with COVID-19, reports Towleroad.

Rapert, a Christian Nationalist who introduced a bill calling for a federal anti-gay marriage amendment in 2017 — two years after Obergefell — recently appeared at a mask-less church service in Missouri, the Friendly Atheist reports.

The Arkansas Senate announced Thursday on Rapert’s Facebook page that he’s hospitalized with pneumonia and has tested positive for COVID-19, but is “responding well to treatment.”

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