Robert Drew Inge claims he is the victim of a hate crime after being viciously attacked over the holiday weekend in his home.
The naked body of the victim was found in a hotel room with a belt wrapped around his neck.
A 14th victim was robbed and assaulted Tuesday, and police still have no solid suspects.
The priest has been arrested, and his bishop is accused of encouraging him to avoid the police.
The man fired shots inside a Fort Lauderdale club Saturday night, wounding one person.
The attack — which the victim believes was antigay in nature— marks the 14th since September in Dallas's Oak Lawn neighborhood.
The jury convicted Kathryn Knott on charges of simple assault and conspiracy but spared her of the most serious charge in the case that spurred Philadelphia to expand its hate crime law.