The father of the man accused of killing five people in a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado says he was relieved to find out that his son is not gay after learning of the attack.
Anderson Lee Aldrich, whose lawyers recently said is nonbinary, faces murder and hate crime charges in the Saturday night shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs that left five people dead and 18 injured.
He added: “OK, well s—-, he’s accused of doing that, I’m glad he’s not gay. I can say that, I’m glad he’s not gay.”
Mr. Brink said he is a Mormon and conservative Republican, adding “we don’t do gay.”
He said he has been estranged from his son since his ex-wife told him that his son’s name had changed from Nicholas Brink to Anderson Aldrich.
Mr. Brink also apologized to the victims’ families for their loss.
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