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19 Year Old Gay Man Beaten To Death In Michele Bachmann’s Hometown Of Waterloo, Iowa

Tragic news today as 19-year-old college student Marcellus Andrews  was beaten death to in Michele Bachmann’s hometown of Waterloo, Iowa this weekend by a group of unknown assailants began with anti-gay slurs, the WCF Courier reports:

Officers and paramedics said they found Andrews unconscious with severe head injuries in the early morning hours Friday. Andrews, who was slated to start studying interior design at Hawkeye Community College, spent part of Thursday practicing with members of the Crusaders, a drill team sponsored by Union Missionary Baptist Church. He led the step team for the group, which was days away from competing in March Against Darkness. Night found him at Nakita Wright’s home on Cottage Street. She said the problems started at about 12:45 a.m. Friday when she and Tudia Simpson, her cousin, went for a walk down the street. Andrews opted to stay behind, waiting on the enclosed porch, she said. The two women hadn’t made it as far as Adams Street a block away when they heard yelling back at the house. They ran back and found a truck stopped in the street, and the occupants were taunting Andrews, calling him “faggot” and “Mercedes,” a feminization of his first name, Simpson said.

This is another tragic  in  example of the open minds and hearts of the bible belt. and the hate that hides behind so called christian values.

This is what happens when the hate speech of Bachmann, Perry and Santorum, public figures representing the United States stand on platforms and tell the world that a segment of the population are less and not worthy than the rest.

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3 thoughts on “19 Year Old Gay Man Beaten To Death In Michele Bachmann’s Hometown Of Waterloo, Iowa”

    1. If you say so. I actually like Iowa but maybe you should tell them to stop acting “Bible Belt” like voting out “activist judges” so people don’t think they are part of it/

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