Pa. Man Stones Gay Man To Death Because The Bible Told Him To
A dispute between friends leads to an interesting criminal defense:
Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a 70-year-old man was stoned to death with a rock stuffed in a sock by a younger friend who alleged the victim made unwanted sexual advances.
According to the criminal complaint, 28-year-old John Thomas of Lansdowne has told police he killed 70-year-old Murray Seidman because the Old Testament refers to stoning homosexuals.
Technically, he’s right:
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.
Those violent religious texts continue inspiring people to commit acts of violent.