Terry Magnum, a 26 year old from Houston, said in a jail house confession that he was called by God to carry out retribution against a gay man because sexual perversion is the "worst sin". Magnum stabbed 46 year old Kenneth Cummings Jr to death last month after luring him from a gay bar. Magnum then buried Cummings' body on a farm owned by Magnum's grandfather.
Here is another attack against a gay person while the religious right continues to spew viciously anti-gay rhetoric, the Republican Party uses homophobia to win elections and Congress is still unwilling to pass a federal hate crimes bill.
It's not shocking or surprising that evangelical so-called Christians like James Dobson, Pat Robertson and Fred Phelps use the bible to dehumanize LGBT people and our families in much the same ways that their right-wing religious forefathers used the bible to justify slavery and the subjugation of women. They have repeatedly claimed that we are destroying Western civilization and defiling the "sanctity of marriage" with our demands to be able to marry. They have said that our very existence so angers God that he will continue to rain down fire and brimestone and Hurricane Katrina-like natural disasters in outrage at our supposedly wicked ways. And, they have claimed that we are a serious threat to the well being of children even as studies show that the vast majority of child molesters are white, heterosexual men.