Updated 12:54 p.m. with another apparent post by Stickland in which he appears to have condoned rape.
Rep. Jonathan Stickland, the Bedford Republican who is no stranger to strange headlines, is in the news again for old web posts in which he condoned marital rape and sought a marijuana “smoking buddy” with whom to “smoke da green.”
Several weed-related posts made by Stickland were released to the Quorum Report, a political newsletter, by Scott Fisher, the incumbent’s Republican primary opponent.
Stickland also said in a post on a fantasy football forum that it’s OK for a man to rape his wife, according to a post tweeted out by Quorum Report editor Scott Braddock.
— Scott Braddock (@scottbraddock) December 29, 2015
Stickland, now 32, told the Texas Observer Wednesday that he “severely regrets” that post. He did not immediately return a phone call from The Dallas Morning News.
Stickland used his email and online handle, RaTmasTeR4LiFe, an apparent homage to his work as a pest control technician, when he wrote on a Marijuana.com forum in 2001:
“Was wondering if anyone lived in the Dallas Fort Worth area and loved to smoke da green. Looking for a smoke buddy…..
If you fit this criteria please contact me.
or IM me through AOL IM@
Stickland’s campaign told the Quorum Report that he had previously smoked marijuana and had “wasted much of life, said and did…