"A 28-year-old man in Pennsylvania has been charged with murder after telling police he stoned a 70-year-old man to death after the elderly man reportedly hit on the younger man. John Joe Thomas, 28, reportedly spent every day at 70-year-old Murray Seidman’s home for unknown reasons, but when Seidman made romantic advances toward Thomas, Thomas beat the elderly man to death with a sock full of rocks. Thomas reportedly told authorities he read in the Old Testament that homosexuals should be stoned to death. Thomas said he killed Seidman on Jan. 12, and then returned the apartment days later to make it seem like he had just discovered the body. Thomas is being held on first-degree murder charges."



Well, ya know.....

The Bible is pretty clear. 





Views: 51

Comment by Apple on April 8, 2011 at 8:57pm
A sock full of rocks?  Sounds like someone doesn't know anything about how to conduct a proper biblical stoning.  The stones are to be thrown at the adulterer.  The good lord is very specific about all these details.  Looks like someone's going to be burning in hell.  He should have known to consult a pastor so that the church could provide him stones of the correct size.  This just goes to show what can go wrong when one tries to take the law into his/her own hands.
Comment by Ethan Levy on April 8, 2011 at 11:23pm
That f*ck makes it sound so causal to just stone a elderly man for difference of sexual choice, that angers me so much, it is sicken, can i be the one to administer the lethal injection?
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on April 9, 2011 at 12:20am
I wonder if that WBC woman, Freddy's wife, will offer free legal representation - after all, this is exactly what she advocates and she is a lawyer.  I still can't understand how someone that f*cked up can pass the bar.
Comment by Scarlette Blues on April 9, 2011 at 1:07am
Wow. . .just sad.

BTW, the text of the story has been removed from MSNBC. weird.
Comment by Gaytor on April 9, 2011 at 2:07am
If you met me, there isn't a question as to my sexuality. But I've put myself into locations where it's fair to question my sexuality. As such, I've been hit on by gay guys while I'm hetero. I don't get the freak out. It's a compliment. Does it throw you off, yeah. But you know how if you are a straight dude and you aren't sure if that girl gave you a signal or not and when you approach her she takes a shit on the idea... yeah, it's the same. He's wrong, tell him and let it go with a cheers. Boo to this guy.
Comment by Albert Bakker on April 9, 2011 at 2:30am

"The relationship between the two is not known, but police said Thomas was the sole beneficiary of Seidman's will."

Thomas left Seidman dead in his Landsdowne apartment but later returned days later, calling police on Jan. 12 to make it appear like he just found the body, authorities said.


You have to be careful with testimonies of murderers, because they might not be the whole truth or contain any truth at all.

I haven't seen any clue as to whether how religious the murderer really is or whether it is true or not that the older man made any advances. The only thing that seems to me a bit odd is a guy of 28 constantly hanging out with a 70 year old. The older man must have been really interesting to him I guess.

Comment by Albert Bakker on April 9, 2011 at 2:54am

Is a little bit more specific as to some of the details.

Comment by Mac B on April 9, 2011 at 2:55am

This is very disturbing - Leviticus only states that homosexuals must be put to death, it doesn't mention in what manner.


Tasteless, yeah but my point is that he is a pretty good christian. Other than that I'm left pretty speechless by this.

Comment by Walter Maki on April 9, 2011 at 3:23am

This is just a thought. But if this older man was hitting on him over a period of time then why hang around? I sense that the young man grew impatient so the murder was a warped way to get an inheritance.

It is sad that another person had to die over greed and/or ignorance.

Maybe this guys new cell mate Bubba might enlighten him.

Comment by Fakru Ahmed Bashu on April 9, 2011 at 3:43am

Gay or strait its ones own personal prerogative… why the hell some one should be bothered…


You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

© 2019   Created by Rebel.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service