Hartford, Connecticut - Pator Augustus Sealy Who Refused To Reject LGBT Community Shot In Anti-Gay Hate Crime

  • metta

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    May 29, 2015 3:56 PM GMT
    Pastor Who Refused To Reject LGBT Community Shot In Anti-Gay Hate Crime



    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/05/28/church-of-nazarene-augustus-sealy-pastor-shot-anti-gay-hate-crime/
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    May 30, 2015 1:06 AM GMT
    metta8 saidPastor Who Refused To Reject LGBT Community Shot In Anti-Gay Hate Crime



    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/05/28/church-of-nazarene-augustus-sealy-pastor-shot-anti-gay-hate-crime/


    I grew up Nazarene and left the church due to the anti-LGBT views.

    It is good to know there are Nazarene pastors who are working to change the church. I hope he has a speedy recovery.
  • EbonyChoccie

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    May 30, 2015 2:13 PM GMT
    Which part of Jesuit principles are these so called Christians following, which condones judging others, hate and worst of all murder? There is supposed to be lots of love in God's House, but most people lose it by failing to follow the most basic principles of Christian life, "don't judge one another", "love thy neighbor as thyself", and caution against taking one's life or that of others, just to mention a few. These guys aren't Christians, period!
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    May 30, 2015 2:57 PM GMT
    What a despicable act.

    So not only is it not okay to be gay, it's also not okay to not hate gays.

    Probably the sickest part is that, I'd bet, the shooter convinced himself he was acting in accordance with his god's will. I'm not religious, and have no problem at all with religion when it's about peace, love, and respect for each other. But when people pervert it to justify things like this... it's just not okay.
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    May 30, 2015 8:27 PM GMT
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    May 31, 2015 3:41 PM GMT
    Link back to this page when the obligatory, "Where are the Black preachers?" quip comes up.

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    Shot while posting USA flags outside his church for Memorial Day.

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    Sep 04, 2015 11:05 PM GMT
    UPDATE!

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    BUSTED!

    Bail Set At $2 Million For Man Charged In Two Hartford Shootings

    Hartford CourantThe warrant for the arrest of Aaron Taylor, accused of shooting a pastor outside a Capitol Avenue church May 24 and another man at Garden and Mather streets 14 minutes later, gives no indication of what motivated the shootings.

    Taylor was arraigned Friday in Superior Court in Hartford on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree assault. His bail was set at $2 million.

    Police obtained the warrants for Taylor's arrest within a week of the shootings, but he had vanished by then. New information emerged Thursday that led Hartford, East Hartford and state police, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the FBI and others to an apartment in East Hartford.

    Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said Taylor, who was in apartment 22H Jaidee Drive, was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Near him inside the apartment, in plain view, were two large caliber handguns, Foley said.

    Police also arrested Lanatrica Terry, 38, who was living at 22H Jaidee Drive, and charged her with hindering prosecution, interfering with police and three counts of risk of injury to a minor. Police also seized the black Nissan Maxima they think Taylor was driving at the time of the shootings.

    What remains unclear to investigators, who say Taylor fired the shots, is why those two victims were targeted.

    "We don't know why," Foley said Friday. "We may never know why. But we know it's him."

    The shooting of the Rev. Augustus Sealy, 56, outside the First Church of the Nazarene at 932 Capitol Ave. about 6:30 a.m. came after Sealy waved to Taylor, the warrant says. The minister was placing flags around the church to mark Memorial Day when a black Maxima drove past on Newton Street and Sealy offered a friendly wave, it says.

    The driver, who police say was Taylor, made a U-turn, stopped in front of the church and approached Sealy, the warrant says. The two spoke briefly, then Taylor pulled out a 9mm pistol and opened fire, hitting Sealy several times in the right leg and shoulder, the warrant says.

    Taylor got back into his car and drove off, according to the warrant.

    At 6:41 a.m. police got a call for a shooting at Garden and Mather streets and arrived to find Robert Jones, 28, suffering from several gunshot wounds.

    Jones and Taylor, according to the warrant, had brushed past each other inside Willy's Market at 154 Mather St. a few minutes earlier. Jones was walking out and Taylor was walking in, then Taylor bought a Red Bull energy drink, walked out of the store, followed and approached Jones, pulled out his gun and opened fire, the warrant says.



    I wonder if Taylor planned on shooting Sealy, THEN, realizing he could get extra time for a hate crime, scrambled to find somebody ELSE to shoot to make the first shooting seem random? I'm probably giving this fool too much credit.


    Hartford CourantImmediately after the shootings, police say, Taylor left the area. They thought he was back after he became a suspect in several recent violent crimes. That led investigators to East Hartford.