Cult leader shoots four-year-old for 'gay behavior'


You won't read about the fate of four-year-old Jadon Higganbothan on the front page of CNN.

It would have been unlikely that Nancy Grace would have raged about him on her show. ABC and Fox probably didn't give his death wall to wall coverage.

Because Jadon Higganbothan was not blond, or a girl - but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't lament what happened to him, or why.

In Durham, North Carolina in September 2011, Peter Lucas Moses (27) stood trail facing two counts of first-degree murder.

Moses was the leader of a religious cult who shot the four-year-old boy dead for what he called his 'gay behavior.'  Moses also shot and killed Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy (28) because she wanted to leave the cult.

'In the religious belief of that organization, homosexuality was frowned on,' Durham County District Attorney Tracey Cline told WRAL.COM.

'Sometime in October 2010, Smith told Moses that Jadon had hit another child's bottom, and Moses became angry and started walking around the house with a gun that belonged to Jadon's mother,' Vania Rae Sisk, prosecutors said.

'He starts screaming, 'I told you to get rid of him!' and told Sisk, 'How am I going to do this?' Cline recalled the witness' account.

'Moses ordered two of the women to set up computers and speakers in the garage, prosecutors said they were told by the witness. They said he started playing music with the Lord's Prayer in Hebrew, took Jadon in the garage and shut the door, and the women then heard a gunshot.'

Four years old. Jadon died with the Lord's Prayer ringing in his ears and hearing himself condemned in the Bible.


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