Sunday, March 20, 2011

LGBT-related Modern Mormon Murder In My Local Ward

By Mister Curie

I am reeling from this news.

One Mormon in my ward killed another Mormon in my ward by stoning to death for supposed "homosexual advances", trying to follow the biblical injunction that homosexuals should be stoned. While I wasn't close with either, I had seen them both at church. I actually had spoken unknowingly with the murderer between the murder and arrest. Both were converts within the past 2 years or so.

I guess this is one explanation for why the ward has left us alone so much. There were much bigger issues than a couple of apostates leaving the church . . . WOW!

I don't know what to do with this information.  So I am posting a couple of links while I process through this.

EDIT: I have updated my blog with some personal reflections on the murders here.

Story that confirms the Mormon Connection: ... 746326.txt

Video story here: ... id=8020716


  1. I'm very sorry to hear about this -- it's devastating to have something like this happen so close to home.

  2. Must be rough to have all the stereotypes playing out in public. Older gay predator, mentally handicapped target, religious overtones in the grooming stage, a complete meltdown by the victim.

  3. There was a Mormon ad before the story. Bad placement.

  4. @Stephen - Perhaps that is part of the bizarreness of the entire story, so many cliches and stereotypes wrapped into a single story, and the personal connection I have to the story as well.

    @Anonymous - the ads must be regionally targeted and that certainly does sound like bad ad placement. You can almost imagine the tagline placed at the end of the news story, ". . . and I'm a Mormon."