Jan 24, 2011
A christian group tried to execute a rural Georgia man by burning him alive in his home over the weekend. A rock was thrown through Chris Staples windows with a note attached threatening to kill him for being Gay. Hours later Staples’ home was engulfed in flames, he barely escaped with his life.
Chris Staples, a citizen of Carroll County GA, woke up with his home set a blaze after receiving a threatening anti-gay note. Staples gives the account of a rock with the threatening note being thrown through his window as he was watching t.v. and finishing a cigarette. He said the note read “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.” Several [hours] later Staples woke up with his house burning to the ground, and was luck to barely escape.
Note the reference to raping. Registered christian hate groups use the discredited lie that Gay men rape children to incite violence against our community. These same hate groups claimed that black men were raping white women to stir violence against the African American community half a century ago.
The Carrol County Georgia Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attempted murder and arson as a possible hate crime.
“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,”…
Georgia has a long history of “lynching” those seen as undesirable in the eyes of christianity. The Klan and other christian hate groups have used lies, intimidation and violence in an attempt to drive the “immoral” from their lands. Cross burning, hangings and arson were utilized to terrorize the black and Gay populations in the America’s south.
The recent victories in establishing equality for Gay and Lesbian Americans have caused a resurgence in violence from these hate groups. Nearly 14 hate crimes are committed every day against the Gay and Lesbian community, and that number is growing. The majority of victims are attacked in their homes.
If you are a Gay or Lesbian American living in a rural area take some basic precautions around your home. Inexpensive motion detector lighting attached to an alarm is a very effective deterrent. Plus it will wake you up to defend against these christian cowards attacking in the middle of the night. A good shotgun is also handy.