Chris Matthews suggests that gay people are burning churches

What the hell? Chris Matthews suggested that gay people are responsible for a series of church burnings that occurred last Thursday in Alabama. See the video of his suggestions (made with out any proof).

MATTHEWS: Is there anything in the papers down there where a Baptist church has taken a position on some social issue, gay marriage, something that’s hot, where that would have aroused somebody?

ATF AGENT CAVANAUGH: I haven’t seen that Chris, but it’s very viable because we had an arson at a Unitarian church in rural Virginia, back in the summer, and it was right after the church at a national level had embraced gay members. There was an attack on this church in Staunton (?), Virginia, so things like that can happen.

MATTHEWS: That’s why I’m thinking like that because the more liberal churches would drive some people on the right crazy and maybe a more liberal person, who’s gay for example, would feel that they’ve been terrorized by the beliefs of another church too. We don’t know.

Way to demonize gay people, Chris.

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  1. The Staunton News Leader

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  2. Lou D

    All Matthews did was hypothesize on this story. This is something broadcasters do with every unsolved newsworthy crime story out there. You, and others, immediately attacked him for thinking gay men could be responsible.
    Now with 2 drama students in custody for 9 church arsons, the Matthews hypothesis may have been correct. It looks like you may need to apologize to Mister Matthews.
    Moreover, you should have never attacked someone for just doing their job and you owe him an apology in any case.

  3. Steph Mineart

    Sorry, your “drama students” are heterosexual, and hypotheses should be drawn from facts, not inflammatory speculation. Matthews and you have no reason to suggest that gay people have any desire to set fire to churches — there’s just no evidence of it.
    Newsflash: we don’t hate Christians; they hate us. We didn’t reject the church; the church threw us out.
    This is the same type of propaganda directed at the Jews by Hitler prior to the holocaust, designed to fuel people’s hatred and justify the slaughter.
    I don’t owe an apology to Matthews, but he and you certainly owe one to me for scapegoating my people.

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