On January 14, a masked arsonist poured gasoline on the front porch of Matthew Camp‘s Poughkeepsie, PA home, and set the house ablaze while he and his roommate were asleep inside.
Surveillance footage captured the individual around 5am. Camp and his roommate awoke and were able to escape the home in time, but the home burned down completely and they lost everything they own. Camp just purchased the home in October, and suspects that this attack was a hate crime because he is gay and a sex worker.
In a WTF turn of events, prior to Camp purchasing the home Joe “Netherworld” Mendillo, a high-ranking member of the Church of Satan, owned it, using the building as a space for his religious community to gather for Halloween. Members of the Church of Satan believe the space was targeted due to its historic nature, with many members of the Church living in the surrounding neighborhood.
This is absolutely awful! To donate to Matthew and his roommate Six Carter to help them recover from this tragedy, you can donate HERE or HERE. An attack against one of us is an attack against all of us in the LGBTQ community!