What a sickening story. Someone beat a 72 year old man and nearly killed him. He is now in the hospital and his family thinks he will not live too much longer. Why was he beaten? Because he was gay.
Some guy on a bus he was riding with kept asking him if we was gay. He was then beaten with a pipe.
I have to say that will all the hate talk going on in Michigan lately, I am not surprised that something like this would happen. Just last week the courts told universities and public employers that they could not give benefits (like health insurance) to gay and lesbian partners. What is that saying to the general public? It says that gay and lesbians are not worth all that much. They are not real people, nor are they caring and loving individuals. It says that they are less than equal. And this beating is just an offshoot of this kind of legislation, which by the way was passed by the majority of those living in Michigan (where I grew up and where my family still lives).
Now let’s look at some recent statements by Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber to see if their words helped to spur on situations like what happened to this 72 year old man.
Matt Barber, from the Concerned Women For America (my bolding and underlining):
It’s perfectly natural for people to be repelled by disordered sexual behaviors that are both unnatural, and immoral. All too often those behaviors are accompanied by serious physical, emotional, and spiritual pitfalls.
Thousands of former homosexuals have been freed from the homosexual lifestyle through acts of love. Hardaway’s comments only serve to foment misperceptions of widespread homosexual ‘victimhood’ which the homosexual lobby has craftily manufactured.
So Matt Barber, is that 72 year old gay man pretending to be victimized? Do you think he is now free from his ‘homosexual lifestyle”? I suppose Matt Barber would answer yes, since that old man is on his deathbed.
How about Peter LaBarbera?
It’s OK to be “anti-gay,” as long as you don’t hate people. That is, as long as you understand that “gay” is not an innocuous, inborn trait but an adjective describing wrong and destructive behavior.
“Gay” is not an unchangeable trait like skin color and it has a moral component – unlike being left-handed or having blue eyes (to name two spurious analogies used by homosexual activists).
Nor is “being gay” “who you are,” as homosexual activists claim, but rather “what you do.”
The great news is that nobody has to be “gay.”
The evil genius of America’s homosexual activist movement is that it took a taboo behavior that was universally regarded as an unspeakable sin until a few short decades ago –– and redefined it as “gay.”
But I won’t knock Hardaway for strongly opposing, or even hating, homosexual behavior, which even many liberals privately admit they find repulsive.
In the same sense, millions of conservatives — most religious, some not — deeply oppose, even hate, “proud” homosexuality as the ultimate rebellion against God and nature.
Is it wrong for parents to be “anti-gay” when it comes to fighting the promotion of unhealthy sexual behaviors and “queer” identities to children in schools? No, that’s called responsible parenting. Is it “homophobic” when parents refuse to sit back and allow their children to be indoctrinated with pro-“gay” pabulum? If so, then I say: bring on more homophobia.
Nature and human anatomy discriminate against homosexuality…
Society no longer promotes smoking, so why are we promoting this deadly lifestyle – especially to impressionable youth?
Yes, it’s OK to be “anti-gay,” as long as you don’t hate people. We should respect individual persons, but not as “gays.”
Look at the words these men are using: disordered, repelled, unnatural, immoral, wrong and destructive, taboo, unspeakable sin, etc.
Now you tell me words like this didn’t cause the beating of that 72 year old man…