A 40-something gay man in Carroll County, Georgia was in his living room when a rock came smashing through the window of his house.
The rock had a threatening note attached.
“It said, ‘we know you’re gay. And God hates gays. You won’t be raping anybody in the county and God’s going to make sure that you burn in hell.’ And something about my daddy… my daddy will make sure you burn in hell,”
Then hours later, he woke up to flames filling his bedroom.
His mother said she heard a commotion and saw fire coming from her son’s house next door. She said she ran out to find Staples lying in the yard. She said she thought he was dead.
“This is the first time I’ve dealt with anything of this nature in 16 years,” said Capt. Shane Taylor of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
“I can’t believe anyone would have such hatred in their heart as to do somebody like that, especially when they don’t even know him. They don’t know him,” she said.“It hasn’t sunk in to me yet that somebody intentionally tried to burn my house down with me in it, and it just doesn’t register,” Staples [the victim] said.
And another: Mother of gay Carrollton man speaks out on suspected arson of his home
– [link – GA Voice]
More Christian anti-gay arson crimes:
I posted HERE
about a fire-bombing incident last October in Canada following weeks of harassment, threatening notes with Christian anti-gay bullshit, then the mailbox burned down, then *boom* — a fire-bomb through the bedroom window in the early morning hours. The couple barely escaped with their lives and their dog. Everything burned to the ground.
Glory to Jesus! Praise his name!
I also posted HERE
about a couple’s home in Tennessee that was burned to the ground by another loving follower of Christ our Lord, the couple’s next door neighbor lady. They had endured five years
of Christian-based harassment. Roofing nails strewn in their driveway (the kind Jesus would have used in his carpentry, of course); lug nuts on their boat trailer loosened, verbal threats that they will be killed and their house burned down, and a joke or two thrown in about “what’s better than a dead queer? Two dead queers”
— oh, and ‘Jesus loves you!’ — kidding, I just added the ‘Jesus loves you” part — a True Christian™ never actually means that, if they say it.
The couple said they never thought their neighbor would actually carry out the death and arson threats.
For five years, Carol Ann said she and Laura chose to just “turn the other cheek” and try to “keep the peace.”
But in August, they reached a breaking point and reported the ongoing harassment and vandalism to the sheriff’s department. (Go to KnoxNews.com
to see video of the two women talking about the fire.)
Turning the other cheek. Keeping the peace.
I’ve been doing that for years, but no more, hence this blog. (See left side bar.) It’s time to loudly call christians out on their bullshit and lies and encouraging anti-social behavior with the garbage emanating from the pulpits, calling believers to violence and murder.