After Donald Trump was elected, the media attempted to convince people that hate crimes against minorities and Jews were on the rise because of Trump. There were no facts to back up the claims but that didn’t stop them.
One widely reported incident involved a church in Bean Blossom, Indiana which had been spray-painted with a swastika and the phrase “Heil Trump.” A slur for gay people was also painted on the church, known as an inclusive church.
The gay church organist is the one who committed the crime, WTHR reports.
The 26-year old hoaxer George Nathaniel Stang said he did it out of “fear” and wanted to start a movement. He originally claimed he was the one who discovered the hateful messages when he arrived at the church.
“I suppose I wanted to give local people a reason to fight for good, even if it was a false flag,” he wrote. “To be clear my actions were not motivated by hate for the church or its congregation. I of course realize now, this was NOT the way to go about inspiring activism.”
All of these fake hate crimes are about the movement.
He has been arrested, charged with a. misdemeanor and fined.