Man Kills 4-Year-Old Boy He Thought Was Gay

-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger

Peter Lucas Moses
Jadon Higganbothan

A Durham, North Carolina, man has been charged with killing a 4-year-old boy and a 28-year-old woman. Peter Lucas Moses, 27, and six others face murder charges in the deaths of Jadon Higganbothan, 4, and Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28.

Moses led a cult-like group, known as The Black Hebrew Israelites, of women and children who called him “Lord.” Jadon had apparently hit another child’s bottom leading Moses to think the boy was gay. Prosecutors allege that Moses took Jadon into the garage and shot him in the head while music and the Lord’s Prayer, in Hebrew, blared. District Attorney Tracey Cline said “In the religious belief of that organization, homosexuality was frowned on.”

McKoy tried to escape the cult’s house but was caught and dragged back inside by some of the other women, according to neighbors. According to an informant, Moses beat McKoy and tried to strangle her with an extension cord while she begged for her life. He finally went and got the gun used to kill Jadon and shot McKoy. McKoy was unable to have children and wrote in her diary that she feared the “Lord” might kill her.

The Hebrew Israelite movement is a group of militant black supremacists as reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Hebrew Israelites call for death for Jews and gay men and lesbians, and celebrate the Christmas holiday by “lynching” effigies of the Virgin Mary and Santa Claus.

H/T: Dissenting Justice, The News & Observer, The New Civil Rights Movement, WRAL.

27 thoughts on “Man Kills 4-Year-Old Boy He Thought Was Gay”

  1. I am sick about this story…shooting a child because he thought he was gay?…this is why you pay attention to your crazy neighbors and when things get wacky you call the police…besides the fact that the so called religion thing this guy is hiding behind is just more proof that America is pretty insane….

  2. >District Attorney Tracey Cline said “In the religious belief of that organization, homosexuality was frowned on.”

    I think this is rather an understatement, given the circumstances. “…was hysterically feared, hated, and punished” might be more appropriate.

  3. He will get his payback,inmates don’t like anyone that has do with hurting children.

  4. Let’s be glad Lucas Moses lacked the imagination of a Charles Manson, David Koresh or Rev. Jim Jones. Some of these cults get dozens to hundreds of people killed.

  5. From the SPLC link:

    ‘Ready for War’
    Thousands Join Militant Black Supremacists
    History of Hebrew Israelism

    “The notorious white supremacist leader Tom Metzger once remarked of extremist Hebrew Israelites, “They’re the black counterparts of us.” The belief system of extremist Hebrew Israelites is basically the reversed-color mirror image of the Christian Identity theology embraced by many white supremacists, which holds that mainstream Jews are the descendants of Satan and that white people are the chosen ones, divinely endowed by God with superior status over “mud people,” believers’ term for non-white individuals.”


    Threat Of Right-Wing Extremism In U.S. Debated By Feds, Analysts

    by Marcus Baram

    Posted: 7/28/11 09:04 AM ET

    …and the feds continue to target law-abiding Americans, instead of focusing on the true threats. To what end, one must ask?

  6. “That poor little boy didn’t stand a chance.” -Blouise


    He didn’t, did he… It’s heartbreaking.

  7. From the links cited in Nal’s post, the child’s mother is also being charged with murder. That poor little boy didn’t stand a chance.

  8. Thanks for the posting, including the SPLC link and others. Dredd, thanks for yours, as well.

  9. “I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.”

    Jonathan Swift, “Gulliver’s Travels”

  10. Culheath, you took the words right out of my mouth.

    This is beyond sick. How can people’s minds be so warped? Unbelievable!

  11. culheath,

    What always amazes me is how psychotics like this manage to garner a following

    There is, at this link, a link to a free PDF book written by a Canadian Professor who has focused on authoritarianism for decades. The answer to your question is quite surprising.

  12. Sorta makes me hope this useless species wipes itself off the globe sooner rather than later. Maybe we will be replaced by sentient beings.

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