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  •  speak plainly, please. (1+ / 0-)
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    This is the internet. You can speak freely.

    47 is the new 51!

    by nickrud on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:09:24 PM PST

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    •  I'm not trying to be cryptic (12+ / 0-)

      It's just that your comments in this diary seemed to be mostly aimed at creating doubt that this was a hate crime. While I do agree that every i needs to be dotted, I feel it's rather sad how quickly some are defending the crime against being called a hate crime.

      Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

      by Chrislove on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:18:53 PM PST

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      •  No, I'm standing against the tide (2+ / 0-)
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        of rushing to judgement based on one article that is based on hearsay from a non witness.

        I know what a hate crime is. My father beat the shit out of my uncle back in the 60's simply because he was gay and sashayed one too many times. Eventually I ended up breaking off contact with him and we didn't speak the last 20 years of his life.

        I also know about rushes to judgement, having been at the wrong end of one and it taking years for the truth to come out.

        47 is the new 51!

        by nickrud on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:29:38 PM PST

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        •  Well, Hawkins will hopefully (3+ / 0-)
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          have his day in court, where the evidence will be weighed. I'm sure you can understand, though, that to LGBT people this looks very much like a hate crime. Is it theoretically possible that this happened over something unrelated? I suppose. But it really doesn't look like that is the case right now. I don't think anybody is making any wild and crazy assertions here.

          I'm sorry about what happened to you and in your family.

          Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now?

          by Chrislove on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:36:20 PM PST

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