In Texas, Gay Couple’s Porch Vandalized With “Leave Or Die Fags”

Joshua Harrison and Jeremy Jeffers of Clarendon, Texas woke up Monday morning to find that they had been the victims of a hate crime. Local vandals had given their porch an unwanted paint job: “Leave fags or die.”

“It was a nice message painted on our front porch right in front of our door,” Harrison said.

Harrison and Jeffers immediately reported the incident to the police. Donley County Sheriff Charles “Butch” Blackburn, whose department is currently leading the investigation, said, “I consider it a hate crime.”

The couple have been together for a year and a half, but only encountered hostility from the town’s residents two weeks ago after the local newspaper ran an ad from Clarendon Church of Christ Pastor Chris Moore, denouncing the “Homosexual Movement.”

Connect Amarillo reports:

In the ad, Moore used the National Coalition of Gay Organizations as his source. A Pronews 7 investigation found virtually no information on the coalition other than it was a convention from 1972 — 40 years ago.

The ad listed seven bullet points that warn residents about the homosexual movement, including a line that said “Folks, don’t be fooled, the ‘gay’ agenda isn’t about ‘equal’ rights for gay couples. Their agenda would force everyone to compromise their values, make our children legal prey for pedofiles.”

For his part, Pastor Moore remains unapologetic, confident that what he wrote “was facts” and if something “wasn’t factual,” he would “gladly fix it.” Moore added, “I don’t condone that type of behavior. It is un-Christian to vandalize or be violent to anybody.”

Jeffers and Harrison are now planning on moving away from Clarendon. “It’s sad,” Jeffers said. “For the first time in my life, I have never felt this scared.”

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  • Aidan8

    Absolutely disgusting. I am near the breaking point when it comes to the christ-o-fascists and their “pastors.” The Scandinavian countries are looking more and more attractive… I think “expat” will one day be part of my identity. This country is going down the toilet.

  • greybat

    If the Pastor is using outdated and potentially Libelous materials as his source, might he be liable for a Damage Lawsuit?

  • NateOcean

    Pastor Chris Moore of Claredon Church of Christ looks a lot like a dude that propositioned me for sex behind the Claredon Circle-K. But his stubby, cheesey, dick was too much for me to even give him even a sympathy hand job. Later I spotted his shoes foot-tapping away at the Exxon station restroom, begging for some under-stall action.

  • Ogre Magi

    I hate christians sooooo much

  • Cam

    On the bright side, all the words were spelled correctly so it would seem to be a high point for Texas schools.

    As for the pastor inciting this….Let them know how you feel.

    Chris Moore

    Clarendon Church of Christ
    PO Box 861 300 S. Carhart
    Clarendon, TX. 79226

    (806) 874-2495 fax: (806) 874-2625
    EMAIL: [email protected]

  • 2eo

    Lying kid fucker moralising about good honest people.

    christianity in 2012 people. Through the looking glass but they’d rape that too.

  • 2eo

    Oh wait, that’s technically slander, let me change that to.

    Paedophile christian Chris Moore who rapes children wants to tell people how to live their lives, while fucking kids.*

    * probably

  • Daniel-Reader

    Wait… working on Sunday is punishable by death according to the bible (book of exodus), yet pastors keep taking paychecks for working on Sunday. That is extremely hypocritical. Jesus never took a paycheck. Jesus said hypocrites and pharisees cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus also said merchants must be removed from the temple because money corrupts the church. Why is this congregation paying this pastor in defiance of the bible? Why are they paying the utility company to work on Sunday to keep their lights on and heat/air-condition their building? Sounds like a massive amount of hypocrisy and corruption. Seems awefully wrong to just use the bible to judge gays but let the pastors and congregations get away with such appalling hypocrisy. Conservatives killed Jesus and now they are killing the teachings of Jesus by being massive hypocrites. The bible says judge not lest ye be judged, for how you judge others so shall you be found guilty. This pastor should step down and apologize. The hypocrisy is, by definition, un-Christian.

  • cody j

    disgusting is RIGHT..anyone with a touch of empathy can see that,yet again, here we have a texas porkslab (a big one)that PRETENDs to be ‘against violence’? hmmmm violence that HE instigated… those ignorant fundies are all the same,so perfect,so fkn DUMB, i really FEEL for that couple,who jus want to live their lives,so sad…but yup, movin is a good idea..not easy, but necessaRY

  • tdx3fan

    Its Texas, buy a gun and shoot the fuckers next time they come near your door. Seriously, living in fear or running away is exactly what they want.

  • CoasterQueer40

    I personally, would not run away. A man’s home is his castle and to leave would be to admit defeat!

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