Hate destroys people
happen to you or me. He was just another gay person. Now he is our gay person.
He is our martyr. We have had others. There was Stonewall. There have been many
others. Far too many others.
What happened? Didn't you hear? They killed him because he was Gay! They had
been so very carefully taught to hate. To them, he was not human or possibly
less than human. Interestingly, this is a theme that plays all through history.
They did the same thing in Germany to the Jews and the Gays.
The sad thing is that all over the country crimes are perpetrated on gays
because they are gay and nothing is done about it. In one Georgia city, a gay
person could be riding through the town and be pulled over by the police just
becaue they had a rainbow sticker on the car. The officer proceeds to break a
tail lamp and then say that the person was driving with no tail lamp. Some how
people go out of their way to do harm to gay persons.
Many straight people claim to believe in equality under the law and feel the
existing laws are sufficient. I find it interesting that these same people are
blind to the fact that the police are part of the problem. Many officers will
ignore crimes done to gay persons. This may not be true in some of the larger
cities or of all police, but by and large, it is true.
The point of hate crimes legislation is that it would be a federal crime to
commit crimes of this type. The injured persons or, in this case, the family of
the dead person would have recourse outside of the narrow confines of the
bigoted, narrow jurisdiction in which they may live.
Sooner or later the hate mongers will find these pages. You know who you are if
you are one of those people. But just in case you don't know, let me tell you
who these people are.
These people fall into numerous groups but I will discuss only three: the
murderers, the killers and the thieves.
The murderers are those who would find justification for taking the life of
anyone who lives their life differently from theirs. These people find
justification for murder in their Bibles for their own behavior that God would
find abhorrent. They will bomb, rape, maim and destroy anyone who gets in their
The killers are those people who claim to be open to all kinds of lifestyles but
who in reality will make jokes about their fellow employees and tell ugly jokes
about gays behind their backs. These people deceive themselves and others; all
the while they are belittling those whom they claim to befriend.
The thieves are those who seemingly befriend gays and lesbians when they meet
them and then treat them like a pet. These people are not interested in knowing
who we are or how we feel or what our interests are. And when we respond to
their treatment with anger, they may be heard to say, "We tried so hard to make
Jeff and John feel at home. They just don't appreciate how hard we tried." Get a
grip!!! If you have to try hard to do something with a friend doesn't that tell