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Gay History – February 19, 1999: The Horrific Murder of Billy Jack Gaither And How It Changed A Small Alabama Town Forever

On February 19, 1999, Billy Jack Gaither went to The Tavern, a Sylacauga, Alabama nightclub, where he had been friends with the owner, Marion Hammond, for twenty years. Gaither was a regular there, if he wasn’t at the Tool Box in Birmingham forty miles away. Hammond remembered that he was nonchalant about his sexuality. ” If they walked over to Billy Jack and they say, ‘Are you gay?’ he’d say, ‘Yes, and I love it.’ You couldn’t hurt his feelings on it, so we wasn’t worried about it.”

Another regular, Steve Mullins, 25, also started to hang out at the Tavern. His presence wasn’t so benign. He sometimes showed up wearing racist t-shirts and harassing African-American customers. He was known locally as a wannabe tough-acting skinhead. “He tried to walk around like a bully, but he wasn’t,” Hammond said. “He was mostly talk.” His buddy, a construction worker named Charles Butler, Jr., was quieter.

Gaither had a reputation for getting along with pretty much everyone, so nobody’s eyebrows were raised when Gaither left The Tavern that night with Mullins and Butler. The three drove to a remote area where Mullins and Butler beat Gaither, stuffed him into the trunk, and went for supplies: kerosene, matches, an axe handle and old tires form Mullins’s home. They then drove to the banks of Peckerwood Creek in neighboring Coosa County. They poured kerosene on the tires and set them ablaze. Then they pulled Gaither out of the trunk of his car. He tried to stand up and they beat him with the ax handle, cut his throat, and threw him onto the pile of burning tires. They moved Gaither’s car to another dirt road and set it on fire. It was found the next day.

After spending a night in jail for an unrelated offense, Butler went to police to tell them about the murder, saying God told him to confess. Butler claimed the gay panic defense, telling the police, “Well, sir, he started talking, you know, queer stuff, you know, and I just didn’t want no part of it.” Mullins also confessed, with the two blaming each other for taking the lead in the killing, but neither expressing remorse. In June, Mullins pled guilty to capital murder to avoid the death penalty and agreed to testify against Butler, who was also found guilty. he victim’s father, Marion Gaither, had asked that Mr. Butler not be sentenced to death, saying, “I can’t see taking another human beings life, no matter what.” Both men were sentenced to life with out parole.

Marion Hammond a resident of Sylacauga described the affect Gaither’s death had on both herself and her small town:

Well, I think the loss of Billy Jack has opened a lot of people’s eyes. Any town you live in, there is a gay person here. On February 19, 1999, Billy Jack Gaither went to The Tavern, a Sylacauga, Alabama nightclub, where he had been friends with the owner, Marion Hammond, for twenty years. Gaither was a regular there, if he wasn’t at the Tool Box in Birmingham forty miles away. Hammond remembered that he was nonchalant about his sexuality. ” If they walked over to Billy Jack and they say, ‘Are you gay?’ he’d say, ‘Yes, and I love it.’ You couldn’t hurt his feelings on it, so we wasn’t worried about it.”, there, and yonder. And they didn’t realize it. It’s like there was no gays nowhere but in the big cities. They’re everywhere. They’re all over this country. And until then, I don’t think it was ever realized that they were in a small town.

I have two sons. It’s opened my eyes that one day they might have been gay. They’re 20 and 18, so I don’t believe they are. But if they was, I could live with it, when one day I might cried for three hours or more.

I remember thinking whenever they was so little, “Please, never be gay.” But now it’s like a part of nature. . . . He taught me that it just happens. It’s nothing you do. It’s nobody’s fault. It’s just the way you are.

For the past 20 years there has been an annual vigil to celebrate Billy Jack Gaither’s life, mourn his death, and remember all the victims of  hate & violence on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol.

#NeverForget

Las Vegas Man Arrested for Plotting Domestic Terrorist Attacks Against Synagogues, Gay Bar

Las Vegas Neo-Nazi Arrested for Plotting Domestic Terrorist Attacks Against Gay Bar, Synagogues

The Justice Department announced that Conor Climo, 23 a suspected Neo-Nazi was charged Friday in connection to bomb-making materials after it was discovered that in encrypted online conversations in White Nationalist chat groups this year he discussed making Molotov Cocktails and explosive devices, used anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs, and discussed attacking an area synagogue and surveilling a gay bar for a domestic terrorist attack.

Via The Hill:

Climo was arrested Thursday morning following an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation and made his first appearance before a judge Friday afternoon.

“Threats of violence motivated by hate and intended to intimidate or coerce our faith-based and LGBT communities have no place in this Country,” U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said in a statement. “Law enforcement in Nevada remains determined to use the full weight of our investigative resources to prevent bias-motivated violence before it happens.” 

Prosecutors say Climo was in communication with individuals who belong to a white supremacist organization that the Justice Department says promotes attacks on the federal government, minorities and the LGBT community. 

Authorities say they seized a notebook during Climo’s arrest with several hand-drawn schematics for a potential Las Vegas-area attack and drawings of timed explosive devices. 

Climo faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Bi-Sexual Neo-Nazi Found GUILTY In Anti-Gay Terror Plot In the UK

 

Via The Guardian:

A 20-year-old man has been convicted of preparing an act of terrorism after he planned to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event in Cumbria. Ethan Stables showed no reaction as the verdicts were returned at Leeds crown court on Monday morning and he was remanded in custody before sentencing later in the day.

Officers had received a tip-off from a member of a far-right Facebook group where Stables posted a message saying he was “going to war” and that he planned to “slaughter every single one of the gay bastards”.  After he was arrested, police found Stables had made internet searches for “how to make chemical poison”, “what is prison like for a murderer”, “I want to go on a killing spree” and “do you get haircuts in prison”.

The jury was shown a video of him burning a rainbow flag and posing next to a swastika hanging on his bedroom wall. He swapped messages with fellow extremists, blaming the fact that he was jobless on “faggots, niggers, spastics” and the Equalities Act.

Last week we reported here that Stables shocked the jury at Leeds Crown Court when he told them that he is actually bisexual and was ‘utterly ashamed’ of what he had done.

UK Pride Terror Suspect Ethan Stables Comes Out As Bisexual In Court

Ethan Stables, the man accused of planning to attack an LGBT PRIDE event at the New Empire pub in Barrow, Cumbria,. has told a jury at Leeds Crown Court that he is actually bisexual. 

Stables made the shocking revelation after a jury saw a video of him saying ‘gays look nicer on fire’ as he burned a rainbow flag. However he said that he had previously been too scared to reveal his sexuality because his parents ‘would be disgusted’ saying he was ‘utterly ashamed’ of what he had done

Stables, denies preparing an act of terrorism and threats to kill in June last year.

Prosecutors claim the “white supremacist” had a “deep-seated hatred” of minorities, especially gay people.

The court heard Mr Stables was planning to use an axe and machete during the attack, but the plan was foiled after he told people about it on Facebook.

The court previously heard told Mr Stables was a neo-Nazi who had tried to obtain guns and the means to make an improvised explosive device.

Jurors were told he posted a series of messages in a Facebook chat group which included: “I’m going to war tonight.”

Stables was arrested on his way to a reconnaissance visit to the pub before returning to his home for the machete and axe, Mr Sandiford said.

Mr Stables claimed he had forgotten he owned a machete when writing online that he was going to kill gay people with one, the court heard.

Source: BBC

White Supremacists To Rally In Tallahassee, Florida January 27th.

Via The Southern Poverty Law Center:

This Saturday, January 27, the League of the South (LOS), a neo-confederate organization that seeks to establish a white, Christian ethnostate in the southeastern U.S., will hold its first rally of the new year on the steps of Florida’s capitol building in Tallahassee.

In a post on the League’s website titled “Off and Running,” LOS president Michael Hill announced the event, the first since the League’s planned dual rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, collapsed under the weight of intense public protest. The post is styled as a militaristic “Directive 05012018,” a flourish that is emblematic of Hill’s embrace of warlike posturing and rhetoric.

Hill’s post did not indicate a theme for Saturday’s rally. Past events at the Tallahassee capitol have attempted to leverage media scrutiny around issues of immigration, federal elections, and Confederate memorials, all with the end-goal of garnering support for the League’s pursuit of a balkanized south.”

What a coincidence! January 27 is also punch a Neo-Nazi day. Of course everyday is punch a Neo-Nazi day.

 

HATE CRIMES: Blaze Bernstein’s Killer Samuel Woodard Exposed As Homophobic Neo-Nazi

Orange County prosecutors have charged former schoolmate Samuel Woodard with the murder of Blaze Bernstein this past Wednesday after DNA evidence at the crime scene in Borrego Park and inside his car tied him to the brutal slaying.

Prosecutors say that after an interaction on Snapchat, Woodward picked up Bernstein at his parents’ house in Lake Forest and stabbed him at least 20 times, killing him

Since Bernstein’s parents reported him missing to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department on Jan. 3, officials dedicated a team of 25 search-and-rescue deputies, police K-9s, multiple helicopter expeditions and drones to locating Bernstein, whose body was found Jan. 9 in a shallow grave at Borrego Park in Lake Forest.

The Orange County Register reported on Tuesday that a search warrant affidavit described Woodward as saying Bernstein had kissed him on the lips after Woodward picked Bernstein up on the night of Jan. 2. Investigators said that Woodward recalled the moment, clenching his jaw and fists, saying he wanted Bernstein to “get off him.”

Woodward told investigators he pushed Bernstein away and wanted to call him a “f—-t,” The Orange County Register reported of the 16-page affidavit.

Now multiple sources say Woodard, would post Neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideology on a now-deleted iFunny account and constantly got in debates over his beliefs ‘of white nationalism and support of Nazi ideas

He constantly got in debates over his beliefs ‘of white nationalism and support of Nazi ideas,’ according to Daniel W.

‘Anti-Semitism and homophobia were certainly aspects of his ideology,’ said another iFunny user who added they were close with Woodard.

Prosecutors have not ruled out charging Woodward with a hate crime but say they will only do so if there is enough evidence.

 

Neo-Nazi Charged With Terrorism After Failed Attempt To Derail Amtrak Train

 

Omaha World-Herald

A Missouri man with connections to white supremacists has been charged with terrorism after authorities said he brought a cross-country Amtrak train to a halt last fall in rural Nebraska. Taylor M. Wilson of suburban St. Louis intended to hurt passengers, authorities said.

The 26-year-old has been charged in federal court in Lincoln with terrorism attacks and other violence against mass transportation systems, according to federal court records unsealed Wednesday. The incident occurred overnight as the train traveled through Nebraska during the third weekend of October, according to law enforcement officials.

Wilson entered a restricted area of the train as it neared Oxford, Nebraska, and triggered the emergency brake in what authorities say was an attempt to derail the train. During booking at the Furnas County Jail, Wilson was found in possession of a business card of the National Socialist Movement in Detroit, considered one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the U.S.

Heavy.com reports:

The first deputy to arrive to meet the train said that he handcuffed Wilson and asked him numerous times if he had any weapons, but Wilson would not reply, according to court documents. The deputy then patted down the front of Wilson’s pants and felt a bulge in his front left pocket. When he asked him what it was, Wilson replied, “my dick,” according to court documents.

The deputy found it was actually a fully loaded speedloader, a device used to reduce the time and effort needed to reload a gun, with .38 bullets. He also had a fully loaded .38 caliber handgun, the deputy said. He is the holder of a valid Missouri Concealed Handgun permit, according to court documents.

The FBI investigation of Wilson showed  he participated the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia in August with White Nationalist Neo-Nazis  and expressed “an interest in killing black people.”

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GayGeek – Life Imitates Comics: Charlottesville Nazi Security Member Spotted On CNN Wearing HYDRA T-Shirt

A screencap of a CNN broadcast is making the rounds on social media, showing one of the neo-nazi  “security team” at the protest in  Charlottesville, VA on Saturday wearing a Marvel comic’s evil HYDRA organization t-shirt 

For those of you who need a  Clift’s Notes crash course on Marvel Comic’s evil HYDRA organization:

Before the evolution of mankind, a cabal of immortal hooded reptoids came to Earth, planning to start a legacy of evil. Millions of years later, they corrupted an Asian secret society of geniuses known as the Brotherhood of the Spear, which resulted in that group being called “the Beast” by the Brotherhood of the ShieldThe corrupted Brotherhood of the Spear spread out, ingraining itself like a multi-headed serpent into all facets of human society, from science to magic and politics. As time wore on, the organization’s name changed and it included the Cathari sect as well as the Thule Society.The Nazi sub group, funded by the Thule Society, was brought into the main Hydra fold after the end of World War II.

One of the Nazi members, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, quickly seized control of the Hydra organization and restructured it to be dedicated to world domination through terrorist and subversive activities on various fronts, resulting in a global neo-fascist New Order. To this end, Baron von Strucker used his personal fortune, based on his recovered hoard of Nazi plunder from World War II, and funds established by the original leaders of the Japanese secret society that became part of the old Hydra. However, after von Strucker’s first death, Hydra broke into factions (such as A.I.M., Secret Empire, Them, etc.) that each adopted its own reorganized modus operandi. Eventually, this fragmentation would lead to a Hydra civil war, even after von Strucker’s resurrection.

The shirt was noticed as  part of the footage provided to CNN by Vice from a profile on the now crying  neo-Nazi leader Chris Cantwell

The real-life Nazi seems to be wearing this t-shirt:

 

Source: Bleeding Cool

Watch: Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Leader Cries Like A Little B**** Because He’s Wanted For Arrest

 

 

The blubbering racist whined:

I called the Charlottesville Police Department, and said, ‘I have been told there’s a warrant out for my arrest.’ They said they wouldn’t confirm it but that I could find this out I could go to a magistrate or whatever.

With everything that’s happening, I don’t think it’s very wise for me to go anywhere. There’s a state of emergency, the National Guard is here!

Stopping to wipe away his tears, the Neo Nazi leader cried:

I don’t know what to do. I need guidance.

Our enemies will not stop, they’ve been threatening us all over the place…

I’m terrified!

Previously, Cantwell was featured in a short documentary by Vice.com on the racist white nationalist movement inspired and emboldened by President Donald Trump. When asked if his organization was non-violent, the once tough-talking racist thug declared:

We’re not non-violent. We’ll fuckng kill these people if we have to.

The once tough-talking racist thug who bragged about going to the gym to make himself “more ready for violence” is now crying like a little baby.

 

 

Jason Kessler Organizer Of Deadly Charlottesville Nazi Rally Chased From His Own Press Conference [VIDEO]

Jason Kessler, the conservative right-wing blogger  who organized a rally in Charlottesville that sparked violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters tried to hold a news conference a day after the deadly event, but a crowd of several hundred booed him and forced him to run away from his own press conference.

Surrounded by cameras and people members of the crowd called for his “indictment for murder”,  chanted and made noises with drums and other instruments as he tried to speak.

Kessler mimicked looking at his watch and indicated he’d wait to speak.

A few people approached him, crossing in front of the line of TV cameras. One man pushed Kessler and then a woman tackled him.

Kessler asked state troopers at the scene for help and eventually they escorted him off. State police said troopers approached the area as the crowd got aggressive but made no arrests.

Kessler managed to say a few things to the gathered media as the state troopers shielded him, including accusing the protesters haranguing him of “anti-white hate.”

He blamed the same “anti-white hate,” and what he said was a failure of local law enforcement, for the violence of the previous day, which he said he condemned.

It’s such a shame that nobody brought any tar and feathers.