Brown County in Indiana, an area known for its state parks and beautiful foliage every fall, made headlines shortly after the November 2016 election when a local church was vandalized in an apparent hate crime.
St. David’s Church, located in Bean Blossom, was an established Episcopal church in the area known for its progressive stance on welcoming homosexual couples into the congregation.
Last November, the church organist, 26-year-old George “Nathan” Stang, claimed to find the church vandalized.
The church had been spray painted with graffiti including “Heil Trump” and “Fag Church” just after the election of President Trump.
Members of the church and community reportedly wanted the perpetrator charged with a hate crime once he or she was caught. Church members theorized a “Nazi group” or the “KKK” may have committed the crime.
The criminal is caught.
The detectives worked diligently in finding the alleged hate-motivated perpetrator. Using cell phone records and the store where the paint was purchased the detectives eventually obtained a confession…from the same church organist who initially reported the crime, Stang.
Stang is a self professed Hillary Clinton supporter and a gay activist who indicated he used the anti-Trump hoax to “mobilize a movement after being disappointed in and fearful of the outcome of the national election.”
The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis released a statement:
“I was saddened to learn this morning that the vandalism of St. David’s Church in Bean Blossom was committed by the church’s organist, Nathan Stang, who has admitted to police that he spray painted hateful graffiti on the church last November in the wake of the presidential election. This was a hurtful, dishonest, and profoundly misguided action that stands against the values of the people of this diocese and the Episcopal Church, and we will continue to cooperate with the authorities who are pursuing this case.”
No word yet on whether or not Stang will be charged with a hate crime after all.
This hoax is yet another act perpetrated in the name of the “Resistance” against President Trump.
The left is desperate to portray all Trump supporters as racist, homophobic country bumpkins. Lacking actual evidence to that end, they are forced to create hoaxes such as Stang’s in vain attempts to meet that goal.
This is not the first time Trump supporters have been falsely accused.
In November, a historically black church in Mississippi was vandalized and set on fire by an apparent Trump supporter.
“Vote Trump” was spray painted in white on the side of the scorched Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church building in Greenville.
It is not clear at this time if the people who left behind the political message are also responsible for burning the church, which has stood at its location for more than 100 years.
Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons said Wednesday afternoon that the “cowardly, hateful” incident is being investigated as a “hate crime.”
Public outcries labelling the act a “hate crime” were publicized throughout the media. After all, all Trump supporters are racists right?
The church sustained heavy damage. Shortly after the incident a black man, Andrew McClinton, was quietly arrested and charged with first degree arson.
This is another of many hoaxes perpetuated by attention hungry leftists trying to make President Trump and his supporters look bad.
Why so many hoaxes?
The rash of acts carried by anti-Trump persons, whether due to illogical rationales or mental illness, have gained media attention. Or rather the initial act, pointing fingers at Trump supporters, gains media attention. The subsequent and consistent discovery that the acts are yet another hoax are rarely reported by the main stream media.
The media theorized that the election of President Trump caused an increase in hate crimes by those who feel his or her racist views have been legitimized by Trump. The same media fails to recognize that their insatiable desire to slander all things Trump fuels the fire of these hoaxes.
Additionally, these hoaxes will diminish the effects of actual acts of vandalism against other races or religions. This is a dangerous precedent that may cost people’s lives.
In the end, the mainstream media continues to lose credibility in the quest to discredit all things Trump and Trump supporters. The general public must respond by holding the media accountable for factual reporting on not just the original case, but also cases whose outcomes do not fit a particular narrative the media wishes to perpetuate. Until then, we must question everything.