Vandal Writes “Groomer” And Steals Pride Flags From Gay Homes And Businesses In Pennsylvania

Posted May 26, 2022 by with 6 comments

This “groomer” nonsense is the new thing for bigoted right wing psychos looking to paint gays and lesbians as pedophiles who are converting straight kids into homosexuality, so expect to see more of it in the months and years ahead. (And things will only get worse when the Supreme Court overturns Obergefell and gay marriage is outlawed.) Full story about this Pennsylvania vandalism at LancasterOnline, but here’s an excerpt:

A couple had their Pride flag stolen from the front porch of their home in the city’s southwest.

A gay-owned downtown business had the word “groomers” written in chalk on the sidewalk outside its entrance, while over in the city’s northwest, someone wrote “groomer” on the sidewalk of the home of a lesbian couple with a Pride flag.

Groomer is taken from “grooming,” behavior an adult engages in toward a child to gain their trust so the adult can sexually abuse the child. It has been adopted by opponents of equal rights for gay people; those opponents believe gay people want to “indoctrinate” children.

The common denominator between the three acts that occurred over the past month?

One unidentified man is behind them — and possibly others.

LNP | LancasterOnline looked at security camera video of the man who stole the Pride flag from Charlie Ballard and Rob Gay on May 7. It’s the same man caught by a security camera scrawling “groomers” outside the gay-owned business. And the handwriting matches the “groomer” chalked outside the home with the Pride flag in the city’s northwest.

The woman who lives in the city’s northwest who had “groomer” scrawled outside her house did not want her name used, nor did the the gay business owner who had “groomers” written outside his business. They feared retaliation and escalation.


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