by Leah Waldron
Dear Pastors Charles Worley, Andy Gipson, and Ron Baity,
You don’t know me, but you might want me dead.
I’m writing to each of you because in 2012, you expressed a firm belief that homosexuals should all be killed. Not only did you say these words, you preached them.
And now, it’s happened.
This past weekend in Portland, Texas, an unknown attacker opened fire on a teenage lesbian couple, killing one and leaving the other seriously injured. Friends, family and co-workers of 19-year-old victim Mollie Olgin describe her as a loving and kind woman who was a bit of a “joker.” Mario Olgin, the victim’s father, said that he knew something was wrong when his daughter, a first-year psychology major at a nearby university, did not come home Saturday morning. Police are now reporting that both women were shot around midnight the night before, and left to die. The other victim, 18-year-old Mary Chapa, is recovering from emergency surgery. Chapa’s brother, Hilario, reports that his sister is a “fighter.”
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