Mark Chambers

 

CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — A controversial small-town mayor in Alabama has resigned after complaining online about the University of Alabama football team's support for the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers submitted his resignation letter Saturday to the clerk in the city of about 2,000 people outside Birmingham. The council will discuss it on Wednesday.

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CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of a rural northwest Alabama town who posted online about "killing out" gay and transgender people has posted an apology, after initially denying he was responsible.

WBRC-TV reported that Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers complained on Facebook that "homosexuals lecture us on morals" and "transvestites lecture us on human biology." He also complained about "baby killers" and "socialists."

Chambers wrote: "The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out."