The Daily News Journal
March 7, 2013

An openly gay Murfreesboro man feels “pity” for the vandal or vandals who carved the word “FAG” into the front door of his local apartment earlier this week. John Pennington Jr. and a friend arrived at his Carriage House Apartment on North Church Street around 5 p.m. Monday to find the hateful message. “Initially, it really angered me because this is where I live, but the more I thought about it I actually realized I pity the person that did this,” Pennington said.