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Some People Just Shouldn’t Have Access To Biblical Literature

March 19, 2011

Man, 70, Stoned to Death for Homosexuality: Police

Suspect said the Old Testament told him that homosexuals must be stoned, police say
Updated 9:45 PM EDT, Fri, Mar 18, 2011 | Print

A 28-year-old Upper Darby man has been charged with murder after telling police that he stoned a 70-year-old man to death when the man made homosexual advances toward him, authorities say.

John Joe Thomas, 28, of Sunshine Road in Upper Darby, spent almost every day with 70-year-old Murray Seidman at Seidman’s Lansdowne home, police say. Days before Seidman’s body was found on Jan. 12, Thomas allegedly beat Seidman to death with a sock full of rocks.

Thomas 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.

Police say that Thomas struck Seidman in the head about 10 times with the sock of rocks. Thomas left Seidman dead in his apartment, and then threw his bloody clothing and the bloody sock in a dumpster, according to authorities.

Read article: HERE

Obviously, this young man is disturbed, but this is a hyperbolic example of the Bible being normative in the wrong hands and under the illusion of poor interpretation.

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 19, 2011 1:41 pm

    Scott,

    I think we can include this guy with the 2 I mentioned a month ago:

    http://politicaljesus.com/2011/02/22/when-is-it-okay-to-take-away-the-bible-from-other-christians/

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