Florida man convicted of murdering 3-year-old “gay” son

Via the Advocate AP News Feed: Florida man convicted of murdering 3-year-old “gay” son*

Thanks to Norman for bringing this to my attention. I thought I was angry after the previous post about un-gay’ing someone. This just saddens me more than anything.

Only a few weeks ago, I read this Onion story and laughed. It was a wonderful jab at how humorous homophobia can be when you pull your perspective back a bit.

Now it reads like instructions to the Defense for an insanity plea.

I guess when I was younger my dad engaged in the same “toughening up” stuff too, he wanted me to exercise, lift weights, play sports and would sometimes rail at me if all I wanted to do was read or just “play”. Back then the word was “sissy” or “punk” instead of “gay” but it was the Heterosexualization Program all the same. But even so, in a house where punishment and spankings were the norm for misbehavior, he never raised a hand to me because my wrist was limp for a second or two, or I skipped a day of exercise.

What the hell is wrong with people?

* Additional reporting from the Tampa Bay Tribune (Online)

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