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Homophobic 'Zoom Bomb' Sullies Connecticut Debate

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A virtual debate in Connecticut’s First Congressional District was targeted by a profane and homophobic "zoom bombing."

Democrat John Larson, Republican Mary Fay and Green Party candidate Tom McCormick took part in the debate. As Fay and Larson spoke, one person sent messages with profane, sexual and anti-LGBTQ language. The messages stayed on screen for more than two minutes.

Fay, who is openly gay, said some of the message threatened bodily harm. She said the messages broke her heart and kept her up at night. Larson called the attacks despicable.

McCormick condemned the messages but said they shouldn’t be given undue attention.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.