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Man Gets Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison For Destroying LGBT Rainbow Flag

HATE CRIME: Man Gets Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison For Destroying LGBT Rainbow Flag

Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, Iowa was found guilty last month of a hate crime — a class “D” felony after he stole a rainbow pride flag hanging at Ames United Church of Christ and set it on fire using lighter fluid about two blocks away outside the Dangerous Curves Gentleman’s Club, the Des Moines Register reported.

Martinez told police he had ripped the flag down and had set it ablaze with lighter fluid because he is against homosexuality. 

‘It is my honor, it is written, it is a judgement and it is written to execute vengeance on the heathen and punishments upon the people. It is my honor to do so, and it is an honor to that. It is a blessing from the Lord, plain and simple. It was an honor to do that, it’s a blessing from the Lord to be able to stand for his word firmly against all odds plain and simple “ Martinez said in November.

Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said hate crime charges were added because Martinez is suspected of criminal mischief against someone’s property because of “what it represents as far as sexual orientation.”

Martinez was sentenced to 15 years for the hate crime charge, one year for reckless use of fire and 30 days for harassment, all of which will be served consecutively.

Canadian Gay Serial Killer Bruce McArthur Gets Life Sentence

Canadian Gay Serial Killer Bruce McArthur Gets Life Sentence, Gruesome Details Revealed In Court

Serial killer Bruce McArthur, who killed and dismembered at least 8 gay men he met in Toronto’s Gay Village district, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole for 25 years.

Justice John McMahon called the 67 year-old McArthur a sexual predator who killed for his own “warped sick gratification” and said the victims suffered slow and painful deaths. He called their dismemberments pure evil, and said that McArthur’s guilty plea spared a jury four months of graphic and gruesome evidence that would have likely required counseling after.

“All or most of the victims were vulnerable individuals who were lured to their death,” Justice McMahon said. “The accused exploited his victims’ vulnerabilities, whether they involved immigration concerns, mental health challenges, or people living a secretive double life.

The Guardian reported: “The court heard heard that McArthur staged photographs of his victims’ corpses, posing the bodies in a fur coat and black leather hat, and – in two cases – with a cigar between their lips. and that McArthur kept photographs of his victims – many of them taken while they were alive. McArthur also shaved and stored the facial hair from his victims,

McArthur was in the middle of a ninth murder when police knocked on his doorThe Independent reports: “Police, who had been monitoring the 67-year-old landscape gardener as a potential suspect, moved in for fears another murder was about to take place. When they arrived, they found McArthur had chained the man – identified in court only as John – to a four-poster bed and placed a black bag over his head. He was taping his victim’s mouth shut at the moment police knocked.”

McArthur pleaded guilty to killing Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.

JMcMahon said that even if McArthur lives to 91, the chances of him getting parole are remote at best.

Man Sentenced to 20 years For Brutal Murder of Gay Man in Detroit

Man Sentenced to Life + 33 Years in Prison for Killing and Mutilation of Gay Man

Judge Michael Hathaway today sentenced Andrew Czarnecki to life + 33 years in prison without the possibility of parole after his conviction of first-degree murder in the 2013 robbery, killing, and burning of Gavino Rodriguez a gay man. Judge Hathaway also sentenced Czarnecki to 11-20 years for armed robbery, and 57 months to 11 years for mutilation of a dead body.

Czarnecki’s co-defendant, Hameer Alkotait, is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on February 6, 2019, and trial on March 6, 2019.

Rodriguez was last known to be alive July 10, 2013, authorities say. His body was found in southwest Detroit.

In sentencing Czarnecki, Hathaway said it “was pretty obvious that this defendant committed and helped someone else commit along the way an unspeakably … horrible crime, so this is not a verdict or sentence that I have any second thoughts or reservations about at all.” 

Fair Michigan Foundation President Dana Nessel, Michigan’s attorney general-elect, said in a statement earlier this month, “This conviction in a cold-case murder of a gay man illustrates the Fair Michigan Justice Project’s resolve, in association with the Prosecutor’s Office, to investigate and vigorously prosecute serious crimes against the LGBT community.”

Man Sentenced to 20 years For Brutal Murder of Gay Man in Detroit

Charlottesville Nazi Driver’s “Snowflake Defense” Fails, Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder

Earlier this week we reported that James Fields, the 21 year old self-proclaimed Nazi who rammed his car into a group of people and  killed one woman and injured others protesting the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville was using the “Snowflake Defense” at his trial in which claimed that he acted in self-defense because he felt afraid, threatened, and endangered by the counter-protesters.

His defense failed.

The Washington Post reports:

An avowed supporter of neo-Nazi beliefs who took part in the violent and chaotic white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in this city last year was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder for killing a woman by ramming his car through a crowd of counterprotesters.

A jury of seven women and five men began deliberating Friday morning and took just over seven hours to reach its decision that James Alex Fields Jr., 21, of Maumee, Ohio, acted with premeditation when he backed up his 2010 Dodge Challenger and then roared it down a narrow downtown street crowded with counter protesters, slamming into them and another car. Heather D. Heyer, 32, was killed and 35 others injured, many grievously.

In her final address to the jury Thursday, Senior-Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Nina-Alice Antony showed a close-up of Fields in his car to rebut the idea that he was frightened when he acted.

“This is not the face of someone who is scared,” Antony said. “This is the face of anger, of hatred. It’s the face of malice.”

Fields still faces a federal trial on hate crimes that carries the possibility of the death penalty.

European Court Finds Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda Law” Violates the European Convention on Human Rights.

The European Court has ruled that Russia discriminated against three gay rights activists who opposed the law. It was adopted in 2013, banning promotion of homosexuality among people under 18.

The law “reinforced stigma and prejudice and encouraged homophobia”, the ruling said.

Under the law, private individuals promoting “homosexual behaviour among minors” face fines of up to 5,000 roubles (£67; $85), while officials risk paying 10 times that amount. Businesses and schools can be fined up to 500,000 roubles.

Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993, but anti-gay prejudice is rife.

The Strasbourg court said the fines imposed on three Russian gay rights activists violated Article 10 (freedom of expression) and Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

According to the court, the legislation aimed at curbing promotion of homosexuality was “not clearly defined” and was implemented in an arbitrary way. It “served no legitimate public interest”, the court said.

The three activists had been found guilty for protesting against the law in 2009-2012 – outside a secondary school in Ryazan, a children’s library in Archangel and an administrative building in St Petersburg.

The court rejected the Russian government’s claim that such a law was needed to protect morality.

It found that the government had “failed to demonstrate how freedom of expression on LGBT issues would devalue or otherwise adversely affect actual and existing ‘traditional families’ or would compromise their future”.

Such laws, the judges said, “embodied a predisposed bias on the part of a heterosexual majority against a homosexual minority”.

They ordered Russia to pay each of the activists damages of between €8,000 (£7,000; $8,900) and €20,000.

Philadelphia Gay Basher Katherine Knott Found GUILTY! – Jurors “Disgusted” By Her Anti-Gay Behavior

Knott Guilty

After only  three days of deliberations a Philadelphia jury today found Kathryn Knott guilty in the brutal September 2014 attack on a gay couple.  Knott was found guilty of simple assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and conspiracy.

Philly.com reports:

A Philadelphia jury Friday found Kathryn Knott guilty of simple assault and conspiracy but acquitted her of a more serious count of aggravated assault an attack on a gay couple in Center City last year. Knott, 25, bit her lips when the jury forewoman announced the guilty verdicts. The panel convicted her of simple assault against one victim and conspiracy. Kathryn Knott, 25, of Southampton, Bucks County, was accused of punching one of the gay men and yelling anti-gay slurs. The defense contended she did not hit anyone or yell anything derogatory.

Philly.com also reports that in the end the jurors were “disgusted” with Knott’s lies and anti-gay behavior.

Three jurors spoke to reporters outside the courthouse. They all expressed sympathy for the victims — Zachary Hesse, 29, and his boyfriend, Andrew Haught, 28. Joan Bellinger, 67, the jury forewoman, said the jurors all believed Knott punched Hesse and yelled anti-gay slurs.

But she said jurors had to compromise on certain things. Another juror, Aristeo Duenas, 33, of Brewerytown, said: “The conspiracy was what was tripping us up.” He and juror Gina Cook, 36, of Roxborough, said jurors had to examine what the law said on the various charges Knott faced.

“If the decisions went the way that I wanted them to go, she would have been guilty on everything, but when you read the actual law,” and apply it to what happened, it can be different, said Duenas, a public-school teacher.

Asked about her tweets, Duenas said: “We were pretty disgusted. It was pretty embarrassing to watch her testify. She was trying to explain away these tweets. … She would have become a better character to me if she would have been like, ‘You know what, I messed up. I said those things. It was stupid. “

Knott’s sentencing will take place on February 8th. 2016.

 

Anti-Gay Group Exodus international Responsible For Murder Of Ugandan Activist David Kato Releases Statement

Exodus International, which promotes “the message of Freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ”,  president and still gay Alan Chambers, whose board of directors member Don Schmierer is one of the three American evangelicals blamed for the explosion in anti-gay violence and legislation in Uganda released a statement today about the murder of LGBT Ugandan activist David Kato.

“The leadership of Exodus international and its member ministries are grieved over the tragic murder of Ugandan gay activist David Kato and we send our sincerest condolences to his family & friends.  Exodus International calls on President & Mrs. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to lead their government into an era of treating all of their neighbors as they would like to be treated. It is abominable that a nation with Christian leadership would endorse or allow anyone to be brutally murdered. In the words of Jesus Himself, those who are without sin cast the first stone. Exodus International condemns the murder of David Kato and calls for justice to be fairly applied, not covered up, when the murderers are caught.” – Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International.

Exodus International  had been warned that what they were a party to in Uganda and would likely bring about the consequences that it has indeed gone on to produce:  By March 1, 2010 Exodus/International, Chambers and Schmierer were told that the conference would be political in nature, would likely result in physical harm to gay Ugandans. Exodus International was well aware of the consequences that its anti-gay campaign in Uganda could bring.

It is time that these hateful anti-gay chritomaniacs be held accountable for thier action and learn that if you hand a person a weapon and tell them who to kill, you are just as guilty as the murderer.

Down Low Sexual Predator Pastor Eddie Long Will "Mediate" Case Out Of Court – AC360 Video

Atlanta’s pompous and self righteous MegaChurch Pastor Eddie Long who has continued his bleating of “innocence” against charges that he took sexual advantage of four young men has decided :to avoid having his personal business divulged in a big trial, (like that he’s a big ole nasty down low sex predator) has agreed to enter mediation with his four accusers over charges of “sexual coercion.”  Long will probably insist he agreed to mediation to avoid an ugly court battle that would harm the reputation of his church and his congregation, and that would be a reasonable concern … for an innocent man that is. 

So it’s truly worth noting that the four men accusing Long of sexual misconduct have not sought out media attention. Though their attorney has given statements to the press, the PR campaign against Long began only after he refused private overtures to settle the matter. Also , the men have only given interviews to reporters when they were ambushed at their homes, not during scheduled and purposeful interviews.  So any attestation by Long that this is false extortion does not seem to fit.

Can we say…….GUILTY?

Watch Anderson Cooper take on the topic of Pastor Eddie Long on AC360 below

What’s "Too Gay" Today? – Taylor Lautner Is A Diva!, George Michael Pleads Guilty, John Barrowman Sells His Used Undies? Bristol Palin STFU!, and True Blood’s Layfette Was Better As A Slut.

*  Oh how quickly they grow and become self important.  Taylor Lautner has filed a lawsuit Monday against McMahon’s RV in Los Angeles for “emotional distress,” since the custom trailer (s)he ordered didn’t arrive on time to the set of one of her new movies, “Abduction”.  Well that answers the question everyone has been asking.  Because how  many straight guys sue over “emotional distress“?

George Micheal has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and being in possession of drugs, which will now be called “pulling a George Michael”  Looks like Geoirgie will have his dance card all booked up in the coming months with dates and catching up with Boy george in the slammer so all you “tearoom queens” out there are safe…..for now.

*  John Barrowman holding a two-day “USA garage sale” at his £750,000 ocean view home to “clear out a load of old junk”, he insisted he will remain in Wales.  Everything must go – spread the word,” urged the flyer.  Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack Harkness in the Doctor Who spin-off, was on hand to sign every item on sale for an extra £1 on the ticket price – with a percentage of the proceeds going to local children’s hospice T Hafan.  Bravo Captian Jack!

*  Bristol Palin gets $14,000 as a speaking fee. . So, how much to shut the stupid inbred bitch up?

Nelsan Ellis says he never wanted Lafayette’s romance with Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) on True Blood, because he thinks Lafayette works better as a prostitute and a dealer. True dat, bitch!