Here is another example a justice run amok by leftist, amoral God-haters including this particular so-called Christian church. Should the man have stolen the flag from the church? Maybe not. Yet the biblical Gideon did a similar thing when he tore down the pagan idols in his home town, and the Bible lauds him for his brave act of righteousness! And how about Yeshua overturning the money changers tables in the temple?
Really now! Sixteen years in prison for burning a homosexual pride flag? Does the penalty fit the crime? Who in a non-twisted and non-morally perverted mind would think so?
Moreover, what do you think the penalty would have been had this man burned a Christian flag, or an American flag? Well, now that’s different, isn’t it? This is freedom of speech, not hate speech!
Can you see the lunacy of the liberal left? They have turned truth, morality and anything that is good on its head, so that they now view good as evil, right as wrong and up as down. Moreover, they’re fascistically imposing their perverse, upside down values upon the rest of society through the leftist media and leftist judges and politicians. These are in-your-face signs of a society that is sliding downhill rapidly en route to hell!
Read this story and weep for our nation!
Iowa man who sets LGBTQ flag on fire gets over 15 years in prison
Register Staff Reports (https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/12/19/lgbtq-flag-burning-iowa-man-sentenced-church-banner-fire/2697139001/) Published 9:53 a.m. CT Dec. 19, 2019 | Updated 9:42 p.m. CT Dec. 19, 2019
An Ames man was sentenced Wednesday to about 16 years in prison after he set fire to a church’s LGBTQ flag in June.
Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, was found guilty last month of third-degree arson in violation of individual rights — hate crime, third-degree harassment, and reckless use of fire as a habitual offender.
He was arrested after stealing a pride banner hanging at Ames United Church of Christ, 217 6th St., and burning it early June 11 outside Dangerous Curves Gentleman’s Club, 111 5th St., police said.
Adolfo Martinez (Photo: Special to the Register)
Martinez admitted to police that he lit the banner on fire with lighter fluid and a lighter after stealing it from the church, according to court documents.
Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said the hate crime charges were added because Martinez is suspected of criminal mischief against someone’s property because of “what it represents as far as sexual orientation.”
He faced a maximum of five years in prison for the hate crime and arson charge and a maximum of a year and month for the other two charges, according to Iowa sentencing guidelines. Court records list him as a habitual offender, allowing him to be sentenced to a longer prison term.
The United Church of Christ is seen in Ames, Iowa. The banner above the doorway reads “God is still speaking.” The banner was stolen and lit on fire on early Tuesday morning. (Photo: Special to the Register)