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Hate Crimes

Suspect claims Bible told him to stone to death 70-year-old gay man, police say

The 28-year-old suspect told authorities that he read in the Old Testament that homosexuals should be stoned to death. When Seidman allegedly made homosexual advances toward him over a period of time, Thomas said he received a message in his prayers that he must end Seidman’s life, according to court documents.

COMMENTARY: Hate by any other name

I find being an old student is mostly a blast, but watching young people accept hate as humor — hate that targets most of them — that is heartbreaking.