19 March 2011
Gay Man Stoned To Death: In Philadelphia!
A 70 year old gay man has died after being stoned to death in Philadelphia.
The victim had asked a younger man for sex in January 2011.
Offended by the sexual advances a stone was wrapped in a sock then used to pelted the gay man to death.
Marry Seidman died in his apartment in January 2011, but his body was not discovered for several days.
Police last Friday charged 28 year old John Thomas with murder.
During the interview Police reported that Thomas was offended when his friend, Seidman had made sexual suggestions to him.
Thomas reported that he believed homosexuality was against the laws of God, referring to the Old Testament which talks of gay men being stoned to death.
What Thomas was referring to was the line in the Bible which states:
“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (NKJ, Leviticus 20:13)
It’s just one ancient line and one which for most people that has been questioned about its relevance and morality in modern times.
The nature of the relationship between the two men is being further investigated after it was uncovered that Seidman had written his will giving his entire estate to Thomas.
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