Not only does he hate gays enough to set fires, but accusing homosexuals of child molestation just because you were allegedly molested by men, is a total dipsh*t move.
But that is exactly what 47-year-old Francis Solis did when he set fire to a kind gesture of acceptance at the First Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg, using gasoline-filled Gatorade bottles.
The bench, painted like a rainbow, was a good will gesture to the gay community, inviting them into the church it sits in front of.
Solis turned himself in to police on September 9th, after learning the arson was caught on surveillance cameras.
He told police that the mere sight of the colorful bench nearly threw him from his bicycle, triggering memories of molestations by “gay men”.
Now, lets begin with some research.
In 1993, the National Research Counsel reported:
“The distinction between homosexual and heterosexual child molesters relies on the premise that male molesters of male victims are homosexual in orientation. Most molesters of boys do not report sexual interest in adult men, however.”
The Psychology Department at U.C. Davis asserts that:
“The distinction between a victim’s gender and a perpetrator’s sexual orientation is important because many child molesters don’t really have an adult sexual orientation. They have never developed the capacity for mature sexual relationships with other adults, either men or women. Instead, their sexual attractions focus on children – boys, girls, or children of both sexes.”
A 1978 scientific study found this:
“Out of 175 adult males, who were convicted in Massachusetts of sexual assault against a child, none of the men had an exclusively homosexual adult sexual orientation.”
The same study also found that:
“83 (47%) were classified as fixated on children; 70 others (40%) were classified as regressed adult heterosexuals; the remaining 22 (13%) were classified as regressed adult bisexuals. Of the last group, Groth and Birnbaum observed that in their adult relationships they engaged in sex on occasion with men as well as with women. However, in no case did this attraction to men exceed their preference for women. There were no men who were primarily sexually attracted to other adult males.”
So, in the end, it’s highly unlikely that this guy was molested by one gay guy, let alone multiples. Unless he spent his pre-pubescent period in the local playground gay bar, I’m not sure how he would have come in contact with more than one gay child predator, since they are relatively non-existent.
Multiple studies have been done on the assumption that men who molest boys are gay. Not a single study showed that to be remotely true. In fact, children are more likely to be molested by a woman than a gay man.
So, I’m sorry Francis, but you’ll have to find another excuse to start fires and commit hate crimes.
Seek therapy, Bro.
The surveillance video below, via Watertown Daily Times, shows a calculating Solis, discarding something, then removing some clothing near the crime scene:
h/t: Raw Story