Ohio Pastor: My Church Was Burned Down Because It Accepts LGBT Members
After the fire that destroyed his historic church was ruled to be arson, an Ohio pastor says he's certain the attack came because of his welcoming of LGBT members.
The Rev. Scott Davis bought the church in 2010 and opened it to the community for services in 2011. Davis said he suspects arson because he has received many death threats in the past. "It's because this is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender church, and people around here don't agree with it." Davis said he welcomes all people to the church, regardless of faith, sexual orientation or race. There are approximately 30 locals who attend on a regular basis. Davis said the residents of the small, quaint town are very upset with the orientation of the church, but doesn't understand why someone would destroy the last historic building other than for revenge.The church was built in 1854. Very curiously, I cannot find any mention of this crime by the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, or the National Organization for Marriage. (Tipped by JMG reader Mark)