San Diego City Council candidate Lori Zapf is finding out that her LOL! gayz sux!!1! emails are coming back to haunt her:

A relative unknown, Zapf is distinguishing herself from the five-candidate field to replace outgoing Councilwoman Donna Frye, but not in the way she intended.

In a June 6, 2006, e-mail to anti-gay activist James Hartline, Zapf said, “I absolutely want to keep homosexuals out of public office and not be allowed to influence our schools, textbooks, altering marriage, children and on and on.”

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In an interview Wednesday, Zapf said she didn’t remember writing the e-mail until it was presented to her a few days ago by San Diego CityBeat magazine. She said her comments were focused on gay activists, not gays in general.

“I chose my words poorly because clearly I don’t believe that gays should be kept from office because I have supported and endorsed candidates who are gay, strongly and publicly,” Zapf said. “Have you ever had an e-mail that you sent that, you know, pops up years later, and it was a hastily written e-mail? … My words were hurtful.”

Well, that’s good, but it needs more spin. Maybe “Some of my best friends are..”. Oh, here we go:

“I do believe homosexuality is a sin,” Zapf wrote. “I have three homosexual first cousins. I love them all and would ‘be seen’ in a photo with them. I believe they all live in sin and frankly all are very unhappy people and had horrible childhoods as well.”

She added later, “For whatever reason God allowed people to choose homosexuality. So, there must be a reason for it, although I don’t get it, like so may (sic) other things that don’t make sense.”

I think after she called her cousins big faggy loserfags who are going to faghell because God gave them a choice and they totally blew it, she should have said “Bless their hearts” because that would show empathy and voters love empathy… as long as it doesn’t cost anything.

Anyway, Zapf thinks this whole “thing I wrote and now I’m all busted” affair is totally unfair and mean and stuff:

Zapf said she doesn’t understand why her past comments were newsworthy.

“This is what keeps good people from running for office,” she said. “Everyone’s got something. It’s going to be a little sentence plucked out, taken out of context … and then used against me to try to destroy me and my family.”

Maybe if she hadn’t said: “I absolutely want to keep homosexuals out of public office and not be allowed to influence our schools, textbooks, altering marriage, children and on and on.” and instead expressed her support for “opposite marriage ” and such and such in a positive Christian manner, people wouldn’t think she was a small-minded hateful bigoted Debbie Downer.

Bless her heart.