May 29, 2012
Max Pelofske, 21, of Duluth was attacked and nearly burned to death by a group of Minnesota teens Saturday night. After confirming that the victim was Gay the gang beat Pelofske then attempted to kill him by throwing his body onto a roaring fire.
“He told me to look him in the eyes, and I was really confused because I’d never seen the guy before,” Pelofske told the News Tribune. “He asked me: ‘Are you gay?’ And I said, ‘Yes. Is that OK?’ ”
After that, Pelofske said he was struck in the head by a flying beer can, and a crowd of boys surrounded him, threw him to the ground and began punching and kicking him.
“I tried to get up, but I kept getting knocked back down,” said Pelofske, who described his alleged assailants as “all laughing and smiling.”
“They were trying to throw me into the fire,” he said.
Johnson said at least nine boys were involved in the attack.
Two of the teenage boys have been taken into custody pending charges. The other seven are still free to terrorize Gays and Lesbians in Duluth.
Obviously these teens were following the teaching of the christian bible which demands Gays to be put to death. Recently several prominent church leaders have called on their christian congregations to beat Gays and Lesbians some ministers even lobbying congress for the detainment of Gay and Lesbian Americans in Nazi style concentration camps.
The past several years has seen a rash of arson attacks and increased violence against Gays and Lesbians in America as christian churches ramp up the anti-Gay hate rhetoric. Some christian ministers have gone so far as to call for a civil war to keep the “dirty homo” in his place.
All violence and discrimination against Gays and Lesbians in the United States is rooted in the teaching of the christian church. No other institution in this country, outside of islam, calls for the execution and imprisonment of homosexuals. Between 70 and 80 percent of people in this country have chosen the christian religion. Although a few sects within the christian church tepidly support Gay and Lesbian Americans they refuse to challenge the wildly popular hate teaching pushed by mainstream christian leadership.
Those who choose to follow the christian faith need to remember that every accredited medical, psychological and scientific organization in the United States agrees that homosexuality and heterosexuality are both normal, natural and unchangeable sexual orientations. Approximately 10% of the human population is born homosexual, this percentage has remained unchanged throughout our history. Homosexuality is a necessary variable in the evolution of the human species and advancement of society.
As Gay and Lesbian Americans continue the advances in securing equality across this country, our community should expect more attacks from followers of the christian faith. Christianity has a 2000 year history of directed violence and discrimination against Gays and Lesbians, these acts of hatred often included burning homosexuals.
We cannot expect this animosity to disappear anytime soon, especially with christian leaders calling for more attacks. We can however protect ourselves and our families from the brutality.
Every Gay and Lesbian American has the same 2nd Amendment right to own a gun and defend their family that christians so often tout. Buy a gun, carry the weapon and understand the laws around the use of lethal force in your state. If Max Pelofske had been carrying a small easily concealed .22 pistol in pocket of his A&F cargo shorts he would not have been a victim.