Mayor Resigns Amid Facebook Comments About Alabama Video
Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers resigned from his position after a controversial Facebook conversation was being passed around his community. City Clerk Sherry Garner confirmed Chambers wrote a resignation letter over the weekend. The Carbon Hill City Council will meet Wednesday night to decide how to handle the resignation letter.
According to the mountaineagle.com the resignation letter, written without a letterhead, stated simply, "I quit the job of mayor effective June 27 at 4:30 p.m."
Chambers, reacting to the Alabama's social media video discussing the 'Black Lives Matter' movement said, "I got several Alabama pictures for sale. Nick Sabin (sic) and the Crimson Tide is done in my opinion. I'll post them tomorrow." In the following thread, he said, he was getting rid of them not due to their performance. "Their sorry" --- " political views is why their (sic) getting out of my house." He also added, "(W)hen you put black lives before all lives they can kiss my" ---."
A year ago Chambers was in hot water for social media posts discussing his views on homosexuality.
"We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics," Chambers posted on May 31 2019.
He responded to another comment, "The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it's bad to say but without killing them out there's no way to fix it."
Chambers apologized for the comments and said he meant as a private conversation.
Many called for his resignation last year, including four city council members. The Alabama football video was the straw that broke the camels back.