Obviously, this pastor is a well-studied man, more studied than I or Scott Bailey,
The fact that one of the gay men attacked happened to be the Pastor’s own son, Jerry Pittman, Jr., no doubt contributed to Pittman senior’s noxious edict. According to Pittman Jr., after hearing his Dad yell, “SICK’EM!:”
“My uncle and two other deacons came over to the car per my dad’s request. My uncle smashed me in the door as the other deacon knocked my boyfriend back so he couldn’t help me, punching him in his face and his chest. The other deacon came and hit me through my car window in my back.”
Wow… say… how’s that for some Christian love?
Now, my usual disclaimer: I’m not saying that all Christians do this, but the way I was raised, I could imagine many of them cheering at this story.