Adkins, 56, faces one count of aggravated child molestation and one
count of child molestation after surrendering to authorities on Friday,
the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
specifically a tweet he sent in the wake of Orlando, Florida’s Pulse
nightclub shooting, which insinuated that those who lost their lives
deserved to die because they were gay.
sent another tweet that said: “Dear Gays, go sit down somewhere. I know
y’all want some special attention; y’all are sinners who need Jesus.
This was an attack on America.”
Adkins later wrote that his tweet saying homosexuals were
“getting what they deserve” was not about the Pulse shooting, but rather
about local Jacksonville gay men who were trying to get a human rights
ordinance passed in the town, the Times-Union reported.
Adkins wife released a statement about the latest events in Adkins’ life.
“This young man was part of our teen ministry,” Adkins’ wife, Charlotte Adkins, said in a statement about the alleged victim, according to the Journal-Constitution.
“Ken and I have treated him like family, as has our church. He is a
deeply troubled young man, to be sure, but our thoughts and prayers
remain with him even now.”
Adkins will be found innocent of all charges, and at that time we expect
that the District Attorney and Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be
as vocal in publicly clearing his good name at that time as they have
been in besmirching his name around town and in the media over the past
Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who
enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O’Connor.
He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir about
his father, HIV and heroin on New York City’s Lower East Side. Email
him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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