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.
Earlier this month, a jury found him guilty on eight separate counts of the crime (the lurid details of which are at that link).
And yesterday, the 57-year-old Adkins was handed a sentence that will effectively keep him in jail for the rest of his life.
Adkins’ sentencing states he must serve a minimum of 35 years in prison, with the rest served on probation. He also faces up to 20 years for every additional charge, all to run concurrently.
Look at that. I guess karma is real.
Good riddance. We need far more protection from pastors like him than LGBT people.
(via Joe. My. God. Large portions of this article were published earlier)