Missouri GOP candidate torches LGBTQ books with flamethrower: video

February 08, 2024

Valentina Gomez, a 24-year-old running for Missouri’s Secretary of State, shared a video of herself Tuesday on X using a flamethrower to torch a stack of library books about the LGBTQ+ community. After torching the two books Gomez notes, “These books come from a Missouri Public Library.”“When I am in office, they will burn,” she adds before the video shows a picture of her holding a large gun. One of the books Gomez burned was “Naked: Not Your Average Sex Encyclopedia” written by Myriam Daguzan Bernier. “I at least enjoy that Valentina Gomez is on the record as being an awful candidate/human,” one X user wrote. 4 Valentina Gomez, a 24-year-old running for Missouri’s Secretary of State, shared a video of herself torching the books.