Our own Loudoun County laughingstock Eugene Delgaudio has done it again:
“We do not know if this arson and attempted murder was perpetrated by advocates of homosexual marriage, but the church has been the target of verbal attacks by the homosexual lobby and their apologists in the major media and this attack follows countless other recent attacks by homosexuals against Christians,” said Delgaudio.
Really? Countless recent incidents of arson and attempted murder by “homosexuals”? It seems to me we would have heard something about this on the news. And if there is any evidence to indicate what motivated this arson at the Wasilla Bible Church – whether it was a disgruntled employee, a member with a grudge against the pastor, bored teenagers, or possibly a political statement related to Sarah Palin – that hasn’t appeared, either. Let alone anything remotely connected to the anti-gay theology of that particular church.
What elevates this typical Delgaudio vomit from the merely stupid to the unforgivably monstrous is Mr. Delgaudio’s behavior in 2006. In July of that year, there was an actual hate crime perpetrated against a gay couple in Loudoun County. In that attack, 170 trees and shrubs were ripped out or cut down. Gasoline was poured all over the yard, around the house and over the well. The epithet “FAG” was spray painted all over the property. Unlike in the attack on the Wasilla church, the motivation for this act of vandalism was unmistakable. It was anti-gay animus.
In response, Equality Loudoun along with many local faith communities and business leaders organized The Cypress Project to restore the homeowners’ property and bring healing to the community. The project was endorsed and supported by several local elected officials, and community organizations as diverse as the Community Levee Association, the NAACP, and the Progressive Action League.
While Mr. Delgaudio apparently has time to make baseless and defamatory accusations against the GLBT community in Alaska, he was completely silent on this vicious hate crime perpetrated on our community in his own backyard.
Seriously, does this man have any redeeming attributes? Anything? I hate to sound so harsh, but he really does seem to be a waste of skin.