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Thursday, October 11, 2007

'Agent Of God' Sentenced To Death

Story from Atheism/Agnosticism.
In 1983, Frank Spisak was found guilty of three murders committed in 1982. A neo-Nazi and briefly also a transvestite, Spisak's trial was sensational to say the least and he's been running appeals of his death sentence ever since. The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing hearing but the Supreme Court tossed that out and reinstated the death sentence for Spisak. Now the self-proclaimed warrior for God is waiting for an execution date.


Spisak's trial in June 1983 turned into a racially and sexually charged public spectacle in which he grew an Adolf Hitler-style mustache and carried a copy of Hitler's book "Mein Kampf." He said he was an agent of God in a war against blacks and Jews.

After the trial judge sentenced him to death, Spisak responded with a two-minute tirade about white supremacy, ending it with a vigorous "Heil Hitler" salute.[Source: Guardian]

I will never understand how anyone can take something so seriously, applying their own prejudice and hate to a random passage in a fucking book, justifying these horrible acts.
posted by Nick at 7:55 PM


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