District Attorney Tracey Cline said Friday 27-year-old Peter Lucas Moses shot 5-year-old Jadon Higganbothan because he thought the boy was gay. (LINK)
This story is appalling because it’s a five year old. It’s appalling because Moses also shot a 28 year old woman, suspecting she would go to the police. It’s appalling because the child’s mother and Moses’ brother and sister also appear to be accessories. The facts are horrifying.
The implications are much worse. All the participants were members of a religious sect known as the Black Hebrews. They believe they are direct descendants of the ancient tribes of Israel. Their beliefs are based on the Bible.
Yes… I know… they’re not part of the “mainstream,” and their beliefs are not sanctioned by the “official” religious powers that be — at least in America. But good American Christians should not sit too smugly in condemnation of such…
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