Anti-gay golfer hits ball through homosexual Church window
We ask in light of events at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, where a golf ball “covered in hate speech” has broken the window of Robert Paddock’s car. The Church had just inaugurated gay Pastor Anita Hill as the head of a drive to reach gay, lesbian and transgender congregants. Paddock, who had attended the service, returned to his car:
“It’s one thing to have your opinion – you may not accept this – but when you go out and damage people’s property, that’s another thing. It’s not changing anything by doing an act like that. It’s simply vandalism.”
Emily Eastwood, executive director of Lutherans for Full Participation, adds:
“The St. Paul P.D. came, and they made a police report and documented the evidence. They said we could have the ball if we wanted it, they didn’t need it. So it’s going to live on my desk as a sign of the work we still have to do.”
And just as the case looks like a hate crime, the report on CBS tells us:
There is a golf course across the street, but police say it’s impossible for the ball found in the car to have been an accidental hit.
Impossible? Maybe not. Maybe this is what golfers do – write their prejudices on golf balls and smack them away. It’s not hate. It’s therapy.
What’s written on your golf ball?