Minnesota GOP Sen. claims abortion leads to domestic violence and 'Satan is going after' trans kids

Minnesota GOP Sen. claims abortion leads to domestic violence and 'Satan is going after' trans kids
Sen. Glenn Gruenhagen (R-MN), Image via Screengrab.

Minnestota State Sen. Glenn Gruenhagen, in a recent interview, suggested abortion and pornography are the reasons for domestic abuse, and asserted trans children are influenced by Satan, Heartland Signal reports.

Heartland Signal shared a clip of the "The Pastor's Study" interview, tweeting, "MN State Sen. Gruenhagen (R) says gender-affirming care is "Satan going after the children." In the same interview, he blames domestic violence on pornography and abortion: "Women need to understand that [it] sends a certain message to men. It objectifies them."

The right wing lawmaker said, "Women need to understand that abortion and pornography sends a certain message to men. It objectifies them."

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He continued, "So, women who care about this issue and women being abused they should look at limitations on abortion and they should also oppose the pornographic sewage which is flooding our society."

According to Heartland Signal, in addition to spreading anti-abortion and anti-trans rhetoric, "Gruenhagen is an avid climate change denier and attended a “Storm the Capitol” rally in St. Paul on Jan. 6, 2021, the same day as the U.S. Capitol riot."

The Senator also came after trans children, saying, "If I can say one thing from a Christian standpoint, we know that in reading the Bible, when society goes after and kills its innocent children, and destroys them like through gender surgery, there is a Satanic perspective on that. So I mean, it's Satan going after the children."

Gruenhagen's comments came just days before six people — including three children — were killed by guns during a mass shooting at a Nashville Christian school.

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According to Business Insider, LGBTQ rights organization, The Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement following the shooting, "transgender and non-binary people are 'much more likely to be the victims of violence, rather than the perpetrator of it.'"

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Heartland Signal's full report is available at this link. Business Insider's report is here.

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