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Ohio Church Burned Down Because It Accepted LGBT Members – FRC Gives Arsonist License To FIRE!

Washington Township volunteer firefighters were called to the scene of a blazing fire  at a South Bloomingville, OH  historic landmark early Friday morning as a LGBT friendly church was burnnt to the ground in what the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Hocking County Sheriff’s Office are calling a case of arson.

According to one South Bloomingville resident, a man was seen at the site when the fire began, fueling the theory that the blaze was intentionally set.

The Rev. Scott Davis bought the church in 2010 and opened it to the community for services in 2011. Davis said he suspects arson because he has received many death threats in the past. “It’s because this is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender church, and people around here don’t agree with it.” Davis said he welcomes all people to the church, regardless of faith, sexual orientation or race. There are approximately 30 locals who attend on a regular basis.

Davis said the residents of the small town are very upset with the orientation of the church, but doesn’t understand why someone would destroy the last historic building other than for revenge.

But we understand though don’t we?

The Family Research Council gave the arsonist a “license to fire!”


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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