f8035336-120f-11df-91b3-001cc4c002e0.preview-300Jason Priest, candidate for District 30 in the Montana State Senate, apologized publicly on Tuesday for an anti-gay remark he made on Facebook last Friday.

Priest reportedly commented “Since Keynes was a big homo if he’s fondling your balls it probably means you’re getting a reach around which is way better than what Obama is giving America.  We are all getting the dry thumb.”

This isn’t the only anti-gay remark to come out of Montana elections this summer.  The Big Sky Tea Party Association President Tim Ravndal was forced to step down this week after referencing Matthew Shepard’s murder as a means of condoning violence against homosexuals.

In response to a supporter’s comment “I think fruits are decorative. Hang up [them] where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions,” Ravndal responded, “”Where can I get that Wyoming printed instruction manual?”

The Billings Gazette is covering the story.

Jason Priest submitted an open letter of apology to the Carbon County News for remarks he recently placed on an acquaintance’s private Facebook account.

In the back and forth of a discussion about the federal stimulus spending and economist John Maynard Keynes, Priest referred to Keynes as a “big homo” and suggested that President Barack Obama was figuratively, painfully sodomizing America with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“I offended people with an in-artful and hurtful remark and I apologize for it,” Priest said.

In a letter of apology to the Carbon County News, Priest wrote “recently I posted a comment online that was offensive to some of those who read it. My passion for controlling spending overcame my better judgment and my crude metaphor understandably detracted from the point of my comment. It was a poor choice of words and I apologize to anyone I have offended.”

Priest is running against Victory-endorsed candidate Aaron Kampfe for a seat in the Montana State Senate.