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Slaughter Challenger Facing Criticism for Homophobic Remarks
Called LGBT people 'deviants, sexually disturbed'

Rep. Louis Slaughter's opponent Mark Assini made a series of inflammatory remarks about the LGBT community. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

New York Republican congressional candidate Mark Assini is facing heavy criticism for blog posts he made in the past that included derogatory comments about the LGBT community.

Assini, who is challenging Rep. Louise Slaughter, made the comments between 2005 and 2009 on the website Writers on the Loose.