When we pointed out this week that State Sen. Janne Myrdal shared an image of a gay pride rainbow flag emblazoned with a swastika, she quickly deleted it and claimed it was an accident.
“Recently I posted a story on my personal Facebook wall that had an image attached to the link that I was unaware of; I have since deleted it,” Myrdal, a Republican from Edinburg, said in statement. “As a daughter of a family that suffered under the said image, I deplore this image and I would never post this image on purpose.”
Myrdal claims that because her family suffered during the Nazi occupation of Norway, she would never use Nazi imagery so flippantly. Yet her social media history proves otherwise. A tipster shared with Mean Read several screenshots from Myrdal’s personal Facebook page which show that she compared gay people to Nazis, or fascists, on multiple occasions.
In 2014, for example, she posted a picture of a lipstick-wearing Hitler in pink clothing. The photo accompanied an article titled, “Why Are They Called ‘Homofascists’? Here’s Why…”
In 2015, she shared two articles about “fascist” LGBT activists and “fascist gay bullies.” Both articles cited radio host Tammy Bruce, who Myrdal admires.
Under one of the posts, Myrdal writes, “This is why I have high regard for Tammy!!”
Also in 2015, Myrdal shared a story titled, “A Warning From Canada: Same-Sex Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights.” The article claims that “Americans need to understand that the endgame of the LGBT rights movement involves centralized state power — and the end of First Amendment freedom.”
Myrdal commented on the story: “Most European nations will say the same as they hv been there done that.” We’re not sure what she means by this. We have reached out to Myrdal for comment, and will update with any response.
We have also requested comment from ND GOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong and Republican Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner.