Texas church firebombed weeks after anti-LGBTQ YouTubers disrupt service

An LGBTQ-friendly church in Texas was firebombed this weekend, weeks after anti-LGBTQ YouTubers posted a video trolling churchgoers at a Sunday service. News of the bombing comes the Texas GOP’s ongoing legislative and rhetorical onslaught aimed at restricting LGBTQ rights in the Lone Star State.

The Community Unitarian Universalist Church of Plano was damaged after a firebomb attack early Sunday morning, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Michael Williams. The bombing damaged the building’s doors but caused no deaths or injuries. The church’s beliefs align with the LGBTQ-affirming stances espoused by the Unitarian Universalist Association, which states that “Unitarian Universalism has made a commitment to opening its doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.”

A month before the firebombing, on June 25, YouTubers Cassady Campbell and Bo Alford showed up to the church’s Sunday service, masquerading as gay men. “We’re gonna go in, test the theology, test these muddy waters and expose false teachers,” Alford said in the opening minutes of the video.

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