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Gay Oklahoma City Man Escapes with Life After Vandals Target His Car with Firebomb, Slurs: VIDEO

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A gay Oklahoma City man is recovering from first and second degree burns after discovering two people vandalizing his car over the weekend who proceeded to throw a firebomb, News9 reports:

As Ferguson approached them, one of the suspects threw something in his Camaro that caused an explosion and fire. Ferguson rushed inside his home and called 911. He also jumped in the shower and attempted to peel parts of his melted shirt off body. One of his roommates took a photo of the burning car while waiting for fire and police crews to arrive.

Ferguson was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance with first and second degree burns to his face, arms and torso. He was treated and released. On Sunday, the 25 year old returned home for the first time since the fire. He's frustrated because he has no idea who did this; but to make matters worse, the vandals spray painted a three-letter homophobic slur on his car.

Police are treating the incident as an act of arson: "Chief Jones said if it is a hate crime, the Oklahoma City Fire and Police Departments would continue to conduct the investigation."

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  1. "Gotta love this show of anger by Ratbastard and Rick at a gay hate crime that probably was perpetuated by white folks."

    He supposedly saw the perpetrators and yet, we are, once again, given no physical description by the police of by the media, not even what race they were. Surely it was not so dark that he could not see what color their skin was, you think Kev?

    That being the case, what accounts for your conclusion that this was "a gay hate crime that probably was perpetuated by white folks."?

    I think it might prove wise to hold your tongue.......

    P.S. I think you meant "perpetrated", not "perpetuated".

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 25, 2012 6:54:58 PM


  2. "yeah. i agree. gay republicans are the kings of lying and making false claims of victimhood.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jul 25, 2012 3:12:35 PM"

    "He is listed as a Republican on his FB page.

    Posted by: Bryce Ageno | Jul 25, 2012 4:49:26 PM"

    ****************************************************

    Well, Case closed.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Jul 25, 2012 6:55:03 PM


  3. Ricks in a mood

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jul 25, 2012 7:17:33 PM


  4. How could I forget about the 16 year old lesbian teen who was beaten by three adult men in Kentucky. This is a string of extremely violent hate assaults.

    What always gets to me is how in Boston and Chicago, we're seeing the city leaders standing up against Chick-fil-A. In NYC, an AIDS memorial in Greenwich village is being designed. Yet we're seeing in Middle America and even in large metros like Washington DC, simply being openly gay makes you a walking target. It's truly mindboggling to me.

    Every single LGBT person in America should have something on them such as pepper spray, brass knuckles, a pocket knife, anything, to deter anti-gay attackers in case something happens to you, and at this point, having a firearm in your home and taking advantage of concealed carry laws in your state if that is legal really is something that needs to be considered. And especially if you live in places where anti-gay hate crimes are more common, make sure to have security cameras set up at your home so if a bigot wants to damage your possessions, you'll have them on video and make it easy for them to be caught by police.

    Unfortunately we are simply not safe in most American cities and states, and as a result we have to take steps to look out for ourselves. As Icebloo highlights, city leaders and police forces in these anti-gay areas aren't doing anything to curb the increase in hate attacks against LGBT citizens and have no care in the world if one of us is beaten or even killed.

    P.S. Don't respond to the trolls, people.

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 25, 2012 7:30:12 PM


  5. I don't carry my gun, I will however use it at my home. I've never pulled it on anyone and I don't think I'd have a problem doing it

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jul 25, 2012 7:35:25 PM


  6. Man, I really hate Oklahoma sometimes. Oklahoma City is actually quite Gay-Friendly. we had a huge pride parade, and a large "gay district" that has tons of bars, a church, and even a hotel. It's not the best, but compared to other large cities in the midwest and plain states, OKC does a good job of at least pulling together as one large community and supporting each other.

    During our pride parade, there was only ONE (count: ONE) religious protester. and part of the Pride festival was actually downtown too, out in the open public for everyone to see.

    The community is getting bigger all the time, and it's sad when crap like this happens in an area you *think* is somewhat decent.

    Oklahoma as a whole is a very RED, religious, republican state, but Oklahoma City is better than this one incident.

    It's not the best, don't get me wrong. we're not the San Fran of the plain states by any means....but you'd be a little surprised at how gay this city really is.

    Posted by: william | Jul 25, 2012 8:10:52 PM


  7. Again, it wouldn't surprise me if this homo hired others to plant a bomb in his Camaro and the hate crime for insurance money. Homos & lesbians frequently stage these incidents and then lie about being victims of 'hate crimes' for sympathy.

    Drugs are gay and homosexual/lesbian sexual behaviors are comparable to marijuana. They should make it a crime to do sex change maimings and the transexuals are worse than the homos.

    Posted by: snowisfun | Jul 25, 2012 8:19:14 PM


  8. We need to fight back against the heteros. SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY..stand up to heteros. I strictly support LGBT politicians and in fact establishments that I know are LGBT friendly.
    The line has been drawn in the sand. LGBT community needs to fight back and strongly so!

    Posted by: USC Trojans Fan | Jul 25, 2012 9:08:21 PM


  9. Snow STFU go troll on a religious site Sh!t bag

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jul 25, 2012 9:09:17 PM


  10. This story made my stomach turn. I agree with other comments...we as a community need to be more supportive of one another, unite. We are a beautiful community rich in history. I've experienced some serious bigotry recently and I attribute it to the progress we're making, and how that brings out intense haters.

    I do wish we had the media on our side actually COVERING these stories that terribly effect us, but I'm hoping our LGBT leaders will be motivated to fight harder and that every LGBT gets involved and active in the community and creating change in society. Be part of the progress, don't just anticipate it happening!

    Posted by: Art | Jul 25, 2012 9:19:44 PM


  11. This made me tear up.

    Awful. My friend had a somewhat similar experience in Omaha years back.

    We need to be more active in our quest for equality. I don't believe we as a community are loud and galvanized enough. Sometimes I feel we're too quiet, and if haters sniff timidness, they go at it. We need to be more strength and less -closeted- about who we are

    Posted by: JustaDime | Jul 25, 2012 9:21:34 PM


  12. The problem is that a lot of people in the gay community who can/could conceivably affect change live in WEHO, Santa Monica, LA, Manhattan, Seattle..............they don't have to experience this type of hate on a regular basis, and they become jaded.(not to mention the gays who just want to "conform" and basically be glass closeted, which is what you see often in rural/conservative areas) We've seen what can be done when we come together in large numbers.........look at what happened last year in New York. But at the end of the day, the gay community in at least 90% of American cities lack sweeping social influence. It's going to take major, loud protests and demands of action to change things throughout America, especially in small towns and communities, probably riots. It's also why being out is the #1 most important thing to do as an LGBT individual.

    We also have to email cable network shows, we have to email cable network channels, and have them report on these hate crimes, because visibility is necessary. MSNBC has Thomas Roberts on in the mornings and he has a segment during his time slot dedicated to visibility of LGBT causes, but that's not enough. We need to take things into our own hands to be heard. These hate crimes are forgotten in a few days until the next one happens. Greater society needs to understand what we're truly going through overall.

    Posted by: Francis | Jul 25, 2012 9:51:23 PM


  13. he's seriously a republican???

    he truly has reaped what he sowed :-|

    Posted by: redball | Jul 25, 2012 10:16:06 PM


  14. People shouldn't jump to conclusions. There's a lot more people that think this was a staged event more than anything. And there's ample evidence to confirm that.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 25, 2012 11:40:06 PM


  15. It's not the least bit staged. And other than some extremely homophobic commentators on the oklahoma news site, most locals feel terrible for the guy. Many know the family and it's a small community.

    Posted by: Rexin | Jul 26, 2012 1:24:20 AM


  16. He's a fantastic human being, and that HE is being questioned and his motives are being questionned is why homophobia exists today.

    Posted by: Lee Ryan | Jul 26, 2012 1:25:03 AM


  17. Michael,
    you wouldn't happen to be the poster micheal leaving all sorts of homophobic commentary in the comments in one of the articles about this story- would you? Sounds like maybe YOU know one of the suspects and are getting very crafty and trying to deflect attention from the suspects and create a story blaming gays. Very interesting.

    Posted by: Hmmm | Jul 26, 2012 1:26:23 AM


  18. That in every anti gay hate crime the gay person is blamed first shows the level of anti gay mentality that exists in our society. I support this man fully, as does the vast LGBT community, and hope the thugs who did this burn alive. They can't contribute much to society if they are capable of such hate. I'd burn them all alive.

    Posted by: Scott Jorsen | Jul 26, 2012 1:27:43 AM


  19. What a strong guy. He's brave for telling the story and sharing it with authorities and fighting for justice. It's gotta be tough in Oklahoma, a vile breeding ground for hate and prejudice, where I'm sure the filthy locals already are starting to blame this gay guy, and hardly looking for a suspect. I'm sure when they find a suspect, they'll celebrate them as a hero.

    Posted by: Van Highs | Jul 26, 2012 1:29:07 AM


  20. He's a Republican? Wow, any sympathy I had for him is now gone.

    Posted by: Bozo | Jul 26, 2012 11:01:12 AM


  21. Time to fight violence with violence. There's no other way. This is now war. It's us against them. And there is no going back. Not now. That isn't just a hate crime. It's an act of terrorism. And why do I think the Oklahoma police will not be in any hurry to solve this crime?

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 26, 2012 12:23:44 PM


  22. Do not expect real justice from the bigots in Oklahoma. They are just as ignorant as Flori-Duh.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Jul 27, 2012 7:52:51 PM


  23. Do not expect real justice from the bigots in Oklahoma. They are just as ignorant as Flori-Duh.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Jul 27, 2012 7:52:54 PM


  24. I share Michael's view that it's possible the homo planted the bombs possibly with friends help & is now saying that he's a 'gay bashing victim' for sympathy. Gays & lesbians aren't to be trusted because gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are useless & comparable to drug junkyism. Transexuals are worse-they're surgically mutilated so go ahead & exterminate transexuals.

    With this Oklahoma case, it's unlikely some1 would go through the trouble to plant a bomb in a car to kill a homo. The Nebraska lesbian is believed to have staged the hate crime incident. As I believe this gay staged this, then let's have several people bash this gay to make this lie true.

    Posted by: snowisfun | Aug 1, 2012 6:36:38 AM


  25. Let's burn Scott Jorsen alive. It wouldn't surprise me if Scott Jorsen helped this gay plant the bomb in the Camaro. Scott Jorsen, we can fight you homos & we can burn you with fire as well. Scott Jorsen is an evil turd.

    Posted by: snowisfun | Aug 1, 2012 6:40:14 AM


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