Ex-judicial candidate disciplined for anti-Muslim comments

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 12:28:55-05

(AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined a retired lawyer and former judicial candidate for making disparaging remarks against Muslims and the LGBTQ community on social media.

The Florida Bar announced Friday that Donald McBath was given a 91-day suspension from practicing law.

A complaint filed by the Bar includes 15 comments made by McBath on Facebook or Twitter. The documents say McBath wrote, “never trust a Muslim."

The comments also included homophobic remarks as well as comments in support of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

McBath ran for judge and lost in last year's primary.