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  1. MikeInSanJose says

    I have always thought that part of that “Gay Panic” bs is that men are afraid of being treated exactly the way a lot of men treat women, and have treated women for centuries.

    And quit blaming this on “Society”. This attitude belongs squarely at the feet of the church. People don’t inherently hate – they have to be taught. No one teaches hate better than the religionists who still carry ideas and attitudes from thousands of years ago.

  2. says

    That was shockingly a reasonable and informative segment. Shocking, but also much appreciated. This should be the sort of case that is talked about at the national level; people need to understand this kind of stuff is happening if we’re all to ensure it won’t ever happen again.

    The evidence is clear; he should be convicted of murder in the first degree. If the sentence is too harsh for someone that dealt with difficult life problems at an early age and was a minor at the time of the crime, then perhaps 20-30 or 40 years down the line, with good behavior, some sort of leniency could be had in the form of commutation — it would be a high bar to surpass for the McInerny family, but their son killed someone in cold blood, shooting that person in the back of the head. The bar should be high.

    However, it will be a travesty of justice if the jury only convicts him of manslaughter, sending a message to anyone who would purposefully kill a gay person that if they do so, it’s not a murder. It dehumanizes us all and makes us inherently less safe than other human beings.

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