Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman generated controversy online after apparently having compared same-sex marriages to pedophilia on Friday night, according to a post on social media site Imgur.
A screenshot of a conversation in the comments section of a Facebook post shows a user identified as Zimmerman telling another user to replace “gay” with “pedophile” and that “there is no such thing as pedophilia, only intergenational love.”
Zimmerman refused to comment when reached on his phone Friday night.
Zimmerman goes on to say in the post that “If ‘scientific studies’ and the Supreme Court decide that your outdated morals regarding age of consent violate someone’s rights to ‘intergenerational marriage,’ you’d be fine with that? Of course you would, because that’s the basis of your morality today.”
Twitter users responded to the Imgur post on Friday night: