By: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

MIAMI BEACH, FL — After last week’s shooting at the Rocks Gay Bar in New York and prior to that the massacre at the Pulse, police have arrested yet another man who had ran for city commission last year and who had described himself as a volunteer of the church, for threatening the very same LGBT-Friendly Church claiming that his attack will “eclipse” Pulse Orlando’s terrorist attack.

Investigators confirmed to our newsroom that they have arrested and charged Joseph Jorczak, 34, who had planned to target the Miami Beach Community Church, located at 1620 Drexel Ave, which is very open to having members of the LGBT community worship there as well as perform LGBT weddings at the parish.


Police took Jorczak into custody Wednesday Dec. 30 after swat team members swarmed his apartment, located on 16th street and Meridian Avenue. Police claim that they went to question Jorczak about his online posts that were filled with hate speech against the LGBT community but Jorczak refused to cooperate with officers on scene.   Jorczak eventually stopped his drama and surrendered of police.

According to investigators, “Jorczak posted hate-filled messages online between Nov. 17th and Nov. 29th, attacking the church and members of the LGBT community, saying “you cannot trust the LGBT community” and calling them “nasty people.”

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According to Church officials who spoke with NBC 6, Joseph Jorczak has been on their radar for sometime as a possible threat to their church. In fact the head of the Miami Beach Community Church’s, Pastor Rev. Thompson, had taken out a restraining order against Jorczak.

Joseph Jorczak hate speach has truly alarmed investigators and the community with one of his alleged statement online, “you cannot trust the LGBT community” and calling them “nasty people” said Jorczak.



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