If this story is true it’s appalling but not exactly surprising. A gay couple tried to attend a church service at the church one of their fathers leads and ended up getting assaulted by deacons.
Pittman said the attacked was prompted by the pastor of the church, Jerry Pittman, his father.
“My uncle and two other deacons came over to the car per my dad’s request. My uncle smash me in the door as the other deacon knocked my boyfriend back so he couldn’t help me, punching him in his face and his chest. The other deacon came and hit me through my car window in my back,” said Pittman. He said bystanders did not offer assistance. He said the deacon yelled derogatory homosexual slurs, even after officers arrived.
Here’s a local news report on the incident.
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