A video of a woman testifying against the anti-discrimination ordinance at the Lincoln City Council this week went viral, but her family says she is diagnosed with schizophrenia and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Jane Svoboda, 52, made several bizarre and disjointed statements during her five minutes of testimony at Monday’s meeting.
“A huge percent of gay men in school grounds molest boys, partly because they don’t have AIDS yet,” she said.
“Whitney Houston was found without clothes in a bathtub. Every corpse found without clothes has a partner who did away with them.
“Hillary Clinton’s roommate four years in college was a gay woman. To avoid going gay like Clinton did, college students need single rooms and single gender dorms.”
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This happens to be a slight variation of something known online as Poe’s Law.
Poe’s Law is an axiom suggesting that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between parodies of religious or other fundamentalism and its genuine proponents, since they both seem equally insane
And in this case, it’s the difficulty of distinguishing the rants of fundies and an actual crazy person.