WTH. Seriously? A four year old boy is dead now. This article came across the wire and the story is blazing around the internet: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2157903/Peter-Lucas-Moses-Cult-leader-pleads-guilty-murders-woman-28-boy-4.html
So this guy Peter Moses shot this young boy, whose name is Jadon. Jadon lived in the same house with him, his mother, numerous women and their children. These women were all “wives” to Mr. Moses, and he had fathered all the children. Except for Jadon.They were members of a religious sect (his wives called him “Lord”).
He thought Jadon was gay, and…well hell, the NY Daily News tells it a bit more succinctly:
“When Jadon struck another boy in the buttocks, Moses concluded it was a sign of the child’s homosexuality, and decided to “get rid of him,” prosecutors said.”
He took him in the garage and shot him in the head. Let that sink in. There is a four year old boy who will never grow up. Why? Because some adult was so threatened by the theoretical possibility of a future gay person in his house that he lost his shit and MURDERED him.
Oh, by the way, he had his other wives help him kill the boy’s mom as well. And in a serious twist of sexism? He will get life instead of the death penalty for murdering this baby because he’s turning on them in a deal. How nice for him. Asshat.
Of course this made me think real quick about another four year old boy. You know, the one who is also a member of a religious sect. The one whose parents and pastor have taught him to hate gays and sing about how they’re not going to Heaven. Because you see, the two things are related. When people think God says you’re worthless, it’s easy for them to act like you’re worthless. Which leads to things like a 4 year old baby getting murdered.
But just in case you are under the wildly mistaken notion that this is an isolated incident, it’s not. Come, take a little walk with me across the internet.