Days after the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Georgia Pastor Kenneth Adkins tweeted that he had “been through so much with these Jacksonville Homosexuals that I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve!!”
He later said he was referring only to local citizens who were advocating for anti-discrimination laws, but even if you give him that benefit of the doubt, that tweet and others were very clearly anti-gay and hardly sympathetic toward the victims of the shooting. He wanted the ability to discriminate against LGBT Americans, all in the name of Jesus. Because he’s a devout Christian, and that’s what Good Christians do.
And today, a jury found him guilty on eight separate counts of the crime (the details of which are at that link):
The controversial, anti-gay pastor showed no emotion as the verdict was read. He will be sentenced April 25. Georgia has strict mandatory minimum sentencing laws; and because Adkins, 57, has a prior record, there’s a possibility he will never again be a free man.
Once again, it appears that children need far more protection from a Christian pastor than they need from LGBT people.
(via Joe. My. God. Large portions of this article were published earlier)