Tennessee Lt Gov who backed anti-LGBTQ bills is reminded he ‘liked’ gay man’s sexy Instagram posts

Republican Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, who is also the head of the state Senate, was confronted by a local news reporter over his social media habits in light of his years of support for anti-LGBTQ bills.

Turns out, McNally left numerous comments on racy Instagram photos of Franklyn McClur, an openly gay Tennessee man, writing, “love it!” and leaving heart and flame emojis. One comment reads, “Finn, you can turn a rainy day into rainbows and sunshine.”

After being confronted during an interview with News Channel 5 in Nashville, McNally apologized saying, “I’m really, really sorry if I’ve embarrassed my family, embarrassed my friends, embarrassed any of the members of the legislature with the posts.”

As NPR points out, the 79-year-old was questioned Thursday by reporters at the state Capitol for his social media activity, where he confirmed his actions and even defended them, saying “I’m not anti-gay.”

He said that he is still “kinda” against gay marriage, “But I still have [gay] friends that are married.”

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