Ohio man gets 18 years for firebombing church over drag shows

Aimenn D. Penny didn’t apologize for firebombing a Geauga County church last year.

Instead, he justified sacrificing his future for hate.

The 20-year-old, standing calmly in an orange prison jumpsuit during his sentencing hearing Monday in U.S. District Court, maintained his attack was a protest against the LGBTQ+ community and drag shows, an effort “to protect children.” He said he does not believe men should dress as women or vice versa.

“Especially in a place of worship,” Penny said. “I didn’t hurt anyone.”

Except, he did – the judge and victims said.

Read more: Columbus Dispatch