Pastor Claims Half of all Urban Murders Committed by Gays
In what was an emotional session for some in attendance, the Oklahoma City Council voted, finally, to add protection from employment discrimination by the city, based on one’s sexual orientation. For gay rights groups, this was a reason to celebrate yet another municipality joining the greater Society in reminding employers who receive public funds or services, that all tax payers have equal protection under the Law.
The measure was brought forth, publicly discussed, passed and entered into law this past Tuesday, to quietly descend into Oklahoma City’s history books, right?
It would appear that some of the more colorful public commentary, documented along with the additional wording’s passage, has obtained a life of its own, albeit an infamous one.
Mark Twain once attributed to Benjamin Disraeli the statement “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” For Pastor Tom Vineyard of the Windsor Hill Baptist Church, this particular quote may ring quite loudly in his ears for the next few months.
Vineyard took the podium for a few brief minutes during the public commentary portion of Tuesday’s Council hearing, and cited a “judge from New York” as having said that “more than half of all murders in large cities are committed by gay people.” Pastor Vineyard does not quote where he got this particular statistic, and no New York-based judge has popped his head above the legal foxhole and laid claim to it as of this writing.
So if nobody comes forth, and no evidence is found substantiating Pastor Vineyard’s public statistical claim on behalf of his church and God, would his statement fall under the category of “lies” or “damn lies” in this instance?
While this particular eye-popping comment has been making amplified rounds on the Web, it’s not the only thing the pastor told the Council. “Many homosexuals openly admit that they are pedophiles,” according to Vineyard, “because they cannot actually reproduce. They resort to recruiting children.”Continued on the next page