Surveillance video shows that a vicious attack on 52-year-old John Skaggs in a Shreveport, Louisiana tavern was totally unprovoked. Several eye witnesses, including the owner of the Sandbar, said the victim was a regular patron at the bar and never bothered anyone, and had never even made eye contact with the attacker, William Payne. Payne had told someone in the bar that he knew Skaggs was gay and that he was going to go beat him up. Fucking sick.
face of ignorance: gaybasher William Payne
This comes from only one place: the church. Christian leaders are working overtime to desensitize their flocks to violence and to encourage them to break the law (as declared in the Manhattan Declaration by Chuck Colson, a convicted felon from the Nixon administration).
While pulpits across the land burn with the Leviticus death threats “their blood shall be upon them”, another gay couple’s home is burned to the ground after enduring a year of christian-based anti-gay threats, according to a neighbor of the Clayton, North Carolina victims. [link]
A neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of backlash against her, said there have been at least three separate incidents of anti-gay harassment at the home. A note with derogatory language was left in the mailbox, an anti-gay slur was written on the house with marker, and the tires of a car parked in the garage were slashed, the neighbor said.
“For this to happen here… it’s heartbreaking,” she said. “I can’t even put into words how horrible it is for them.”
Bizzell confirmed that the sheriff’s office was aware of two of those incidents, but would not say which two. He would not confirm whether they are related to the arson investigation.
“I felt sick to my stomach. I felt so sorry for the two gentlemen. They lost everything,” the couple’s friend and neighbor said. “We do believe that this is a hate crime.”
I posted about more anti-gay arson and fire-bomb attacks HERE, HERE, and HERE. These have all happened in the last six months or so.
Yes, keep spreading your message of love and peace, christian leaders. /sarcasm.
Christian leaders preaching hate and lies are directly responsible for these incidents. “Ye shall know them by their fruits.”
.. [via JMG] ..
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!
”]A quiet gay couple, who townsfolk say are just nice, normal people who kept to themselves, woke up in the early morning hours on October 18, 2010 to a firebomb smashing through the bedroom window. The house burned to the ground and they barely escaped with their dog and their lives.
The man said there were a series of disturbing events that have happened at their house since May that began with an anonymous card he received shortly after the couple moved into the area.
“We received a note in our mailbox … telling us the sins of what we were doing.”
He described it as “a church card in an envelope … with church sayings on it.” He said it contained a printed phrase condemning gay sexuality as sinful. The police now have the card, he said.
A week before the house fire, the couple’s mailbox was set ablaze, he said.
“There’s been ongoing things,” he said. “We were fearful … I slept with a pitchfork in the bedroom.”
He said other events also occurred but he couldn’t disclose details without harming the police investigation.
Grothaus - (actual photo would cause "gagging")
[Update at the end (the little darlin’ has been canned)]
[Note: In case it’s not obvious, my first paragraph here is mocking Grothaus’ style of dramatic ‘I’m-trying-to-gross-you-out’ visuals and her use of ‘gag’]
Naples, Florida news blogger Pamela Grothaus brazenly strips it all off, bare naked, and then grinds it in her readers’ faces — her ugly, bile-spewing pie-hole, letting her piss-stained robe of pretentiousness fall around her ankles, naked ignorance and hatred that makes people want to “leave the room and gag”. From JoeMyGod (it appears that the quote below is no longer on the link to the Naples news site below — I wanted to gag, but I clicked over anyway — it may have been removed due to complaints to the paper):
“Folks, it looks like political correctness has scored another victory at the expense of morality and religious freedom. In-your-face homosexuality will soon be given the green light in our armed forces. What’s next? A pedophile platoon? A bestiality battalion? A man-boy-love marching band? Let’s bring ‘em all out of their dark little closets and onto the battlefield—with special benefits and treatment to help them feel good about themselves, of course!
“So hold on tight, as America slides even further into the abyss of political correctness, while homosexual soldiers worldwide prepare for a colossal coming out party at taxpayer’s expense. Oh, yeah, there’ll be federal dollars wasted on this nonsense—can’t wait to see the price tag on that. and all of this hoopla so that soldiers who like to have sex with those of their same gender can display pictures of and coo over their same-sex lovers’ photos, as if that makes them “normal” to the rest of us. (Nah, we’ll just wait until you leave the room and gag.) – Naples Daily News blogger Pamela Grothaus.
First off, the level of utter stupidity and total delusional ignorance is just unimaginable and doesn’t have to be explained to normal people. How is it possible to be so goddamned fucking stupid? She underscores the basic problem with people like her who are irrationally opposed to equality for every citizen.
A group of students in (*cough*) Mississippi, all pumped up and high on Jayzus after their Fellowship of Christian Students meeting, decided the good christian thing to do, since they didn’t have a queer to beat up, was to beat, kick and stomp the living shit out of a fellow 12-year old student because she has a “boy’s name”. Randi. With an ‘i’.
But, we know that Mississippi students can’t fucking spell.
After a Fellowship of Christian Students meeting, four girls and a boy surrounded her. “They started talking about me like I was a man, and like, stuff like that. That I shouldn’t be in this world. And my name was a boy name,” she said. Foster described how these people attacked her. “I was kicked in the rib. I was kicked in the leg. I was hit in the face. I was sat on top of and my face was jammed into the floor. I was thrown onto the cafeteria table. I was thrown in between the seats.” Her mother, Meggan Foster, is appalled at the whole ordeal. “She was sitting in a chair. Her glasses were broken. She had been crying. She had a bloody tissue in her hand from her nose bleeding,” Foster said. She said that a surveillance camera caught the whole thing, but that the principal could not give her a copy because it involves other students.
What in the hell do you “christian” parents and church fuck-heads teach these kids? The tactics of christianist hate groups like the American Family Association (Tupelo, MS), for one, are working better than they ever hoped to spread christian hatred and intolerance.
The parents of these junior christ zombies need to be held liable and accountable.
“Don’t be afraid to use words” like ‘mentally ill‘ and ‘sociopath‘ when referring to willfully ignorant and repugnant religious idiots.