It would appear that committed self-anointed LGBT activists are having a collective meltdown, resorting in some instances to acts of willful criminality and deception.
This latest act – of what can best be described as another incident of mental derangement within the elite progressive gay community – follows on the heels of the Jussie Smollett diabolical and Matthew Rodriquez’s article defending the Iranian régime’s murder of Muslim gays.
Recently another gay activist was accused of setting fire to his own home and then claiming it was a “hate crime.”
The actual incident took place in 2017, when Nikki Joly, a self-described transgender man and gay rights activist claimed he had received threats from someone within the mostly conservative community.
Joly, an 18-year resident within the community actively pushed the community towards creating local laws prohibiting discrimination against gays. He was also instrumental in getting the town council’s blessing in opening the city’s first gay community center, along with organizing the first gay festival. For his efforts, a local paper named him the Citizen of the Year.
From all outward appearances, everything seemed fine — a traditionally conservative community reaching out and embracing those with a different lifestyle living side by side in peace and harmony. An example of what can be accomplished when individuals open their hearts and feel empathy for those around them.
However, all that changed one summer afternoon in August of 2017, when someone torched the home of the 54-year old gay activist, killing his two dogs and three cats.
Authorities immediately determined that the fire was intentionally set, and most likely a “hate crime” given Joly’s history as an outspoken gay activist within a predominantly conservative community.
Local investigators along with the FBI began the arduous task of finding the culprit who could heartlessly burn down a home with pets trapped inside, burning them alive.
The investigation continued turning up one false lead after another until police finally uncovered perhaps another hidden motive besides what they had assumed to be a “hate crime.”
Two people who worked with Joly at St. Johns United Church of Christ, where the Jackson Pride Center was located, said Joly had been frustrated because the controversy over gay rights had died down with the passage of the nondiscrimination law.
When further pressed by the police regarding a possible motive for the fire, church officials Barbara Shelton and Bobby James, explained further that Joly had confided to them five days before the fire, he was “disappointed” that the “Jackson Pride Parade and Festival” didn’t get the attention or protests he was hoping for.
Armed with those statements, along with other incriminating evidence found at the arson scene, police confronted Joly, charging him with arson.
Travis Trombley, a gay resident who fought for the ordinance upon hearing of the arrest of Joly, exclaimed:
“It’s embarrassing. How do you do it to the community you have put so much effort into helping?”
According to the Detroit News, Joly had exhibited through his previous actions issues of trustworthiness, where even his own allies within the gay community questioned his motives.
In a Facebook post two days after the fire, Joly exhorted supporters not to respond to the arson by threatening violence.
“Yes, be angry, be very angry,” he wrote. “Use that anger to force good! Use that anger to make change.”
After the blaze destroyed the home he was renting, Joly went on a political funding campaign urging his supporters to channel their rage and to demand change. He raised nearly $60,000 before being arrested and charged with arson
As of 2011, the minimum sentence for arson in the second degree is three to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine.