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Wheelchair-Bound Man Arrested for Vandalizing Pro-Gay Minnesota Church Four Times: VIDEO


Lonny Lloyd Roseland has been arrested in Maple Grove, Minnesota for vandalizing the gay-friendly Pilgrims United Church of Christ four times since May, CBS Minneapolis reports:

Around June 2, eggs had been thrown at the building, and the words “Church of Sodom” and “Church of Gomorrah Lev 18:2″ were written on each side of the entrance to the church in black marker. The church pastor said the bible verses were meant to be against homosexuals.

Another bible verse was written on the church on June 8, and on June 30, “Gay Pride? No! Shameful Sodomites! Jude 7. Love cult! Matt 7:21-23″ was scrawled in black crayon on each side of the doorway. Handcuffs also locked the entry way door, and egg yolk was dripping on the entry way glass and sidewalk.

On July 26, authorities placed a camera on the outside of the church, and on July 28, the establishment was egged and vandalized again.

After examining videotape, police questioned Roseland, who is wheelchair-bound, about the incidents. Roseland confessed to the crimes. The station says he told police that “any church that recognizes gays can be married in the eyes of God is not a church but a cult" and that's why he did it.

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  1. Bound to a wheelchair? Really? When did we start binding people to wheelchairs? I hope they untie him when he needs to use the bathroom.

    Posted by: IJelly | Aug 7, 2013 10:42:28 AM

  2. Someone needs to flatten one of his wheels.

    Posted by: Michael Barber | Aug 7, 2013 10:44:03 AM

  3. "Someone needs to flatten one of his wheels."

    Or maybe switch out his front wheels with some from a Walmart shopping cart (clack, clack, clack, clack). At least people would hear him coming.

    Posted by: Jamie in Las Vegas | Aug 7, 2013 10:46:56 AM

  4. How very Christianlike.

    Posted by: uflyguy | Aug 7, 2013 10:48:34 AM

  5. Stupid Pharisee.

    Posted by: David | Aug 7, 2013 10:50:35 AM

  6. His behaviour is typically christian.

    Bigotry, hatred, intolerance are the hallmarks of most religions.

    Sad considering 'god' does not exist.

    Posted by: MaryM | Aug 7, 2013 10:51:49 AM

  7. What a sad commentary on the torture and warping of a human spirit. Clearly this man has chugged the fundamentalist Kool-Aid as a way to escape his personal confinement, and is now so twisted that he has to lash out at those who have broken free of biblical literalism. Lobotomies for all religious fundies. Oh, wait, they've already done that to themselves. Never mind.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Aug 7, 2013 10:54:43 AM

  8. Okay--so he's a closet case in a wheelchair. So what?

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Aug 7, 2013 10:56:35 AM

  9. Pretty sad when someone feels they need to attack a church in order to feel more christian. I hope he has a heavy fine to pay.

    Posted by: reality | Aug 7, 2013 10:58:04 AM

  10. In princuple I am in favour of attacking churches.

    Religious belief is a mental illness (regardless of how gay friendly a religion is) and should not be encouraged.

    There is no 'god' so enjoy life on earth as that's all there is.

    Posted by: MaryM | Aug 7, 2013 11:01:45 AM

  11. ""Someone needs to flatten one of his wheels."

    Or maybe switch out his front wheels with some from a Walmart shopping cart (clack, clack, clack, clack). At least people would hear him coming."

    LOL!Not adding much to the discussion but thought it was funny.

    Posted by: Belthazar | Aug 7, 2013 11:12:05 AM

  12. He may need to read his Bible more closely. Right in there with the "abominations" of homa-sek-shality are verses calling the handicapped "unclean" and unworthy of entering the temple.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Aug 7, 2013 11:12:09 AM

  13. Sorry, Lonny Lloyd, but I just got off the phone with Jesus and you've definitely been x'ed off His miracle list.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 7, 2013 11:13:39 AM

  14. All churches and religions are cult, not just the less hateful ones.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Aug 7, 2013 11:26:52 AM

  15. might help him if he read & quoted his own magic book correctly. it's in Genesis not Leviticus.

    btw, incorrectly citing that nullifies his reference to Mat 7:21-23 because it makes him a 'false disciple'.

    the definition of 'idiot' is someone too stupid to know s/he is ignorant...

    Posted by: mike/ | Aug 7, 2013 11:41:57 AM

  16. Wow, you would think God would have healed someone this pious. Why doesn't God want him to walk?

    Posted by: db | Aug 7, 2013 11:49:57 AM

  17. Leviyicus 21:18 is very clear as to which people should be allowed to enter a church:

    "For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous."

    Mr. Roseland, if he were to follow the Bible as he purports, can never enter a church.

    Posted by: homer | Aug 7, 2013 11:58:57 AM

  18. Someone needs to explain to overweight bigots that being fat is a HEINOUS sin in the eyes of the bible and is mentioned at least a dozen times.

    Seriously though, all these idiots have to go by is Leviticus, which I can guarantee that none of them are respecting in full anyway.

    Posted by: denizo | Aug 7, 2013 11:59:16 AM

  19. Unfortunately or not, mental disease does not discriminate against the physically dissabled and is also well known to be prevalent in the so called faithful.

    Posted by: StevyD | Aug 7, 2013 12:06:03 PM

  20. Rolling out of your home in a pair of micro hot pants on your way to vandalize a church for its pro-gay stance.
    What's wrong with this picture?

    Posted by: greggo | Aug 7, 2013 12:12:33 PM

  21. Hang the terrorist.

    Posted by: RMc | Aug 7, 2013 12:24:57 PM

  22. I love cultists who name call other cultists. They are just so....real

    Posted by: Jay Dwyer | Aug 7, 2013 12:28:01 PM

  23. He seems to be able to get around pretty well. Shouldn't Lonnie Lloyd be WORKING instead of on the dole and breaking laws?

    Posted by: d3clark | Aug 7, 2013 12:30:39 PM

  24. this may be thomas peters' future.

    Posted by: candide001 | Aug 7, 2013 12:34:42 PM

  25. It appears someone has never heard of of Leviticus 21:17-23

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 7, 2013 12:42:58 PM

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