“The bombshell may involve the murder of Donald Young, a 47-year-old choir master at former Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ—the same congregation that Obama has attended for the past 20 years. Two other young black men that attended the same church—Larry Bland and Nate Spencer—were also murdered execution style with bullets to the backs of their heads—all within 40 days of each other, beginning in November 2007. All three were openly homosexual.
Obama was friendly with at least two of these deceased parishioners, and choir director Donald Young had contacted him shortly before being murdered from multiple gunshot wounds on December 23, 2007.
These killings are receiving a number of different reactions. Mike Parker, reporting for CBS in Chicago, wrote, “Activists fear gay African-Americans are being targeted for murder,” while Marc Loveless of the Coalition for Justice and Respect queries, “Are we under attack? Is this a serial killer?”
Gay friend of Obama’s murdered.
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From the ABC News Video and story above:
“He was one of those success stories, the average person would look at and say he doesn’t have a chance,” said Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Trinity United Church of Christ.
And yet, before his death , Donald Young succeeded mightily. He was a choir conductor at Trinity United Church of Christ for many years. Amateur video shot just last week shows him doing what for him wasn’t a profession but a calling.
“He came to our church when he was 12 years old. And he wasn’t brought because of his mother and father. He just came because of the other kids and became active in the church,” Wright said.
The church became Young’s extended family. When news of his killing came during Sunday morning services, Reverend Wright said many parishioners got up and went straight to Young’s home. The third floor apartment in the 2300-block of East 69th Street is where Young was found shot to death by his roommate.
“He was a person who believed in loving people with God love. A love that a lot of us don’t have, agape love, unconditional love,” said Donna Hammond-Miller, close friend.
Young was also a fifth grade teacher at Guggenheim Elementary. Family spokesperson Dennis Cole told ABC7 Young had just finished a double masters in early child education and math. His ambition was to become a school principal.
“There were so many good times, so many photos to go through. So many tears of joy, sadness,” said Cole. “But most of all just the fact that we’re all here to inspire each other and encourage each other is the way we get through this at this time of the year.”
Services for Donald Young are scheduled for Thursday evening.
As for the investigation, so far police aren’t saying much, other than that they are still conducting interviews. As you might expect, Young’s family really wants this case solved. As ABC7 left the Young home Thursday evening, one of Donald Young’s sisters said “we want answers. We want peace.”
The three executed gay members of Pastor Wright and Obama’s church, all of whom met their fate during this past Presidential campaign, have been silenced forever, their cases remaining unsolved, with no other voices having come forward to speak for them as to the identity of each one’s slayer.