“I don’t think I posted that,” he said. “I think that’s somebody else’s post.”
He hung up on WBRC but called back minutes later, now saying that his words were taken out of context, that he was referring to immigrants. He said that killing immigrants was necessary because there is a “civil war” currently in the U.S.
“I never said anything about killing out gays or anything like that,” he claimed.
“That’s in a revolution. That’s right! If it comes to a revolution in this country both sides of these people will be killed out,” he said about his comments, apparently backing killing LGBTQ people again.
By Tuesday, the post had been removed and Chambers posted an apology.
“I would like to make a public apology to my community, I and I alone am responsible for the comment that was made,” he wrote.
“Although I believe my comment was taken out of context and was not targeting the LGBTQ community, I know that it was wrong to say anyone should be kill [sic] I am truly sorry that I have embarrassed our City, I love this City and while in office I have done everything in my power to make this a better place for our families.”