It was a week of great news for marriage equality in the United States, including the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
The news was also overshadowed by a disturbing news story about a man in Georgia who was arrested for allegedly killing his gay neighbor.
It was just another day in the life of a man who claims to be a Christian but whose actions have the gay community questioning if this is a Christian at all.
In fact, the man’s actions have even led to accusations that he is in league with a gay mafia, which is a dangerous idea.
As it turns out, the FBI has received a tip that a man named George was involved in the murder of his neighbor, Michael Hargis, who was killed in October.
Harges was found with a gunshot wound to the head in his front yard.
He was then taken to a local hospital where he died of his wounds, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
The story quickly gained a lot of attention on social media, as people started to question whether or not this was a Christian man committing a horrific crime.
A lot of people on social networks are upset about this.
The FBI is not exactly known for its silence, especially after the Orlando attack and the recent string of violent mass shootings in the U.S. The bureau, however, is not the only agency to have received a few bad headlines about homosexuality.
In 2015, the Office of Personnel Management received a string of death threats over its decision to approve a job for a gay man who had worked at the agency.
The office has since changed its policies, but the fallout continues to have a negative impact on the LGBT community.
“This kind of violence is not limited to the gay-rights movement.
We’ve had threats against transgender women, transgender people of color, trans women who are openly lesbian, bisexual and queer, and trans women of color,” said the Rev. John Huggins, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
“It’s a double-edged sword, because you get the message that if you’re not with us, you’re going to be harmed.”
But if the FBI doesn’t want to take a stance on the matter, it might as well not be investigating it.
“We are going to let the investigation play out,” said one FBI official who asked to remain anonymous.
“If there are allegations that we are making, then we’ll be willing to look into it.
But if there’s no allegations, then it’s all on us.”
The man who was charged with Hargys murder is now in custody, but his trial is set to begin on December 7th.
He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
He has not yet entered a plea.
Huggs told NBC News he believes the charges against the man are politically motivated.
“What we’re dealing with is a serial killer,” Hugges said.
“I think he’s motivated by revenge and the hatred he has for the LGBT population.”
The FBI has not responded to our request for comment.
Meanwhile, a man has gone to the Supreme in Washington, D.C., to speak on the case of a transgender man who has been accused of a string in murders, including that of his girlfriend and her unborn child.
The man, identified only as “Tony,” has reportedly been told by prosecutors that he will likely face the death penalty if convicted in the case.
Tony, who is transgender, has been in custody since November.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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