No words. We don't even know how to process this.
A gay Tennessee couple was beaten by church leaders this past week after trying to attend services at the Grace Fellowship Church.
What's more mind-boggling is that one of the attackers was one of their fathers. In fact, he even instigated the assault.
Jerry Pittman, Jr. says that when he and his boyfriend Dustin Lee arrived to the church, this happened:
"I went over to take the keys out of the ignition and all the sudden I hear someone say 'sic '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."
No bystanders came to their aid during the attack.
Charges have since been filed against deacons Billy Sims, Eugene McCoy, Patrick Flatt, and Jerry Pittman, Sr.
Wow. So, so heartbreaking.
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