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"Hate crimes are down this year, almost 30%, but anti-gay hate crimes are up over 70%," said NYC Commissioner Ray Kelly.

There have been twenty-two hate crimes reported in New York this year already. Six of those were within the last 30 days.

Half a century ago, Drag Queens and Bull Dykes inside the Stonewall Inn refused to be lined up, fondled, harassed, and carted off to jail, all for the “crime” of being gay. In the 44 years since then, twelve states have legalized same sex marriage, and SCOTUS will be ruling on Prop 8 and DOMA  very soon (you can follow the live hearings here.)

But New York has taken a significant step backwards with the shocking murder of Mark Carson Friday May 17, in the West Village, just blocks away from the infamous Stonewall Inn.  On Monday this week, after the vigil to collectively mourn the infuriating murder of Mark, two more gay men were beat in separate instances, and all the LGBT community wants to know is why we deserve to be killed for obtaining the same rights given to everyone else.

The lame stream media outlets want to tell us that ‘the polls’ say that 54% of American’s support upholding the Constitution and stand on the side of equality, but yet hate crimes are on the rise. Either that number is fabricated, or people say that they support marriage equality when put on the spot, but then don’t actually do anything to support it. Or, the 46% against equality are just really angry, and really violent.

So how many more of us have to spill blood? We will never spill enough to cure ignorance.

Homosexuality IS NOT the same thing as pedophilia.  They are two completely different things.  Read a book. If you can’t read, watch a documentary. We are equal. We don’t deserve to be shot. We don’t deserve to be beaten. If you’re against homosexuality because you think it’s gross, don’t engage in it. If you’re against homosexuality because you think the cosmic muffin doesn’t approve, then pray for the gays in your muffin tin.  We are equal and don’t deserve violence because our “gay lifestyle” threatens your straight one.

The part of society that is struggling with equality really needs to get a grip. The last thing Mark Carson saw and heard was some angry stranger calling him a faggot, and a blinding flash of fire as he was shot in the face.  That is not the American way, nor is it any part of the American dream. For any of us.

Originally posted to Secular Party of America on Sat May 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM PDT.

Also republished by Angry Gays and Street Prophets .

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  •  Some humans are aggressive. (1+ / 0-)
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    Aggression is what used to be called a "crime of opportunity."  That is, aggressive people attack whomever they assume in the moment they can get away with attacking. If they are attacking gay men, it's likely because they've been shunned by women and children and other individuals weaker than themselves. Also, they may think, if they can think, they can get away unscathed. On the other hand, some of the verbiage they hear on the radio and TV may prompt them to engage in "acts of enforcement" to teach the deviants from the culture of obedience a lesson -- a motivation the police enforcers of the culture of obedience may subconsciously sympathize with.
    Our agents of law enforcement are almost universally enmeshed in a culture of obedience, whose primary reward consists of sanctioned violent behavior in exchange for being subservient to their superiors, and which has failed to impart the critical message that, under the Constitution, ordinary citizens govern and are, therefore, the superiors of the lawmen. The New York City administration seems to be particularly lax in imparting that critical consideration, as evidenced by the fact that many millions of dollars have to be paid out in compensation annually for violations of human and civil rights.
    If we were to categorize "stop and frisk" as an assault, then the rate of such crimes in New York would be astronomical. But that would undermine our long tradition of defining behavior either in terms of who does it or whom it is done to, rather than in terms of the behavior's effect. If we were to define behaviors according to effect, we wouldn't be able to differentiate between murder and execution by the state. Killing a person would be a crime, regardless of who does it for what reason. But, that would seriously undermine the culture of obedience, which relies largely on threats to impose its will--an abusive paradigm to begin with.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sun May 26, 2013 at 03:23:28 AM PDT

  •  I am ashamed for the city I love. (0+ / 0-)

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