How many people were really surprised that something like this happened? When you look on the TV, or go to church, you will hear or notice something like this. I was in shock when I first heard about this, but then I started to think, and the more in sunk in, the more I was realizing that this was a tragedy in the making. It was not hard to see hateful rhetoric on TV news. For example, on Chris Mathew’s Hardball, one of his regulars Tony Perkins, told Chris, from Queery, “They say the research is overwhelming that homosexuality poses a risk to children.” In response, Hardball host Chris Matthews laid into him, saying, ” Bigoted Media Talking Heads.
Of course, Chris had the guts to call him out, uh not really. If you are a person who has fears of homosexuals already, you will hear that, and it will justify your fear and ignorance towards them. The media should have a responsibility to the public since their voice is so powerful. The media have played a big role in the shooting. Queery, talked about other bigots too, not just Perkins, “NOM President Brian Brown, who promoted an ex-gay conference with the words “prevent your child from embracing this destructive way of life.” Dangerous Bigotry.
I could go on and on. There is a lot of homophobia in the media and the media needs to take responsibility for their actions. It is wrong to promote hatred against another group and gays have been targeted a lot in the last 10 years. It seems like the more gays come out into society. The more violent people get to them. It is like the media is trying to say “shut up homo, you are should not be apart of this society!” It is hate talk like that, that lead to the massacre that just happened. However, the media is not alone, in its witch hunt. Church’s add fuel to the fire sometimes too.
From the Huffington Post, “The sign reads: “Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black woman. A white homo may take your man” Homophobic idiot.
If you keep seeing this over and over, sooner or later some people will start to believe it and they will think that hurting a bunch of gay people will do society good. It is garbage talk like this, this is exactly what caused this horrible tragedy to happen. How dangerous is it to just identify as a member of the LGBT community? According to Elle, ” LGBT identity is more likely to provoke hate crimes than Jewish, Muslim, Latino, or black identity: “The bottom line: LGBT people are far more likely than any other minority group in the United States to be victimized by violent hate crime. ” LGBT hate. Gay people and the whole LGBTQ community have been portrayed in such a negative way, that the value of a LGBT person’s life have been greatly diminished. This was ripe for someone full of hate and anger to take their hatred out on a group that is not highly regarded in America. But, some good news is that younger Americans are more accepting of homosexuals and the LGBTQ community. According to norc dot org, ” In 1973, 70 percent of people felt same-sex relations are “always wrong,” and in 1987, 75 percent held that view. By 2000, however, that number dropped to 54 percent and by 2010 was down to 43.5 percent. Approval of Homosexuality Goes Up.
Instead of focusing on the sicko who caused this, below I am going to put the names of the wonderful angels who are not passed, but shall remain in our hearts. from Buzzeed, ”
- Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
- Stanley Almodovar III, 23
- Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
- Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
- Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
- Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
- Luis S. Vielma, 22
- K.J. Morris, 37
- Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
- Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25
- Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
- Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
- Amanda Alvear, 25
- Martin Benitez Torres, 33
- Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
- Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
- Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
- Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
- Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
- Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
- Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
- Miguel Angel Honorato, 30
- Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
- Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
- Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
- Cory James Connell, 21
- Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
- Luis Daniel Conde, 39
- Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
- Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
- Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
- Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
- Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
- Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
- Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
- Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
- Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
- Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
- Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
- Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
- Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24
- Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, 32
- Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
- Frank Hernandez Escalante, 27
- Paul Terrell Henry, 41
- Akyra Monet Murray, 18
- Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24
- Antonio Davon Brown, 29
- Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25
These are the names of the people who you should try to remember, not the souless leech who committed this horrible crime. He deserves to be swept under the rug and forgotten like the cancerous tumor he is. Burn in hell, I feel no sympathy for you.
Here is a video of violence against transgender people. This is important to watch, it is time the world owned up to the senseless violence against transgenders. Just because someone does not agree with how someone else lives, it doesn’t give them a right to hurt someone and cause their loved one pain. The violence perpetrated against transgenders is very dangerous and it usually ends up in death. Here is the video. Disgusting attacks.
That is the good news, but there are still people who find it wrong, and their voices seem to be getting louder, even though they are in a minority now. I know, a lot of people are going to blame religion, but this was more of an attack based on his hatred of gays, not for religious reasons. It is something deeper and this is not going to go away. Society pressure has something to do with that. Think about how many times you heard someone say “F–s are so stupid and do not bring nothing to society” No one spoke up did they? That is the problem, hate speech like that hurts, and we should not be quiet about it, nor should we accept it. Even if it is your family or friends. Let them have it and tell them how wrong it is to do this. People need to stop ignoring hate speech and hold more people accountable for their words and actions. This is not to silence free speech, the whole point of free speech is if someone says something horrible, we have a right to let them have it.
Look in the mirror folks, look at what a lot of people accept and think is an acceptable act. Look deep within yourself people, (especially those of you who claim to be Christians) and ask yourself this. How would I like it if someone attacked me just because I was who I was? How would I feel if I was afraid to walk in public because of the amount of hatred? What if I die just because I am who I am? You might not want to look deep inside your soul, you might not like what you find. It is time we took a look at what kind of society we are. Think about this, we have polls like most hated and most distrusted minority. Why on Earth would we have a poll like that? That poll basically says that a lot of Americans are too childish to accept anyone who does not jell with their ideas or your lifestyle. It says a lot about us as a society. It is time for people who set back and say “Oh, I don’t want to get involved, I might bring attention to myself, or it doesn’t affect me, or it is only a joke, no big deal.” The blood is on our hands just as much as the person who pulls the trigger. You are the one who is letting this hate foster and grow like a cancer. You are the ones who let the bigots speak loudly and their ideas can poison some youth, and it is time the people with commons instead of saying “It is not my problem.” Instead, they said “That is my co-worker, neighbor, etc. you dang right it is my business.” Then the bigots may not disappear, but it will make a lot of those bigots think twice before acting on their sick impulse.Being gay is not a sick impulse, or transgender, being a bigoted murder, that is a sick impulse. Get help you weirdo, grow up and accept people, they will not go away. Deal with it.