It's the dream of so many gay couples I know. Get married. Find an old home in the country...fix it up... settle down. And hopefully live happily ever after.
Just like this couple in Bothwell, Ontario was hoping to do.
Until the homophobic zombies made their lives hell.
Hate drove Terry and Ryan Hamilton out of Bothwell.
The Hamiltons fled the East Kent hamlet after nearly six months of being targets of blatant gay bashing and constant harassment.
The couple said their plants and shrubs were uprooted, lawn furniture was smashed and their pond was destroyed.
They said they heard countless anti-gay comments and their vehicles were tampered with and damaged.
And then there was the night the lights went out....
There was a blackout in Bothwell that night that would last nine hours.
As darkness fell, their fear grew.
And then it started.
They said people ran around their house, hitting windows, throwing rocks and screaming slurs.
"We figured they were coming through the window that night," Terry Hamilton said.
He said the people were yelling "die faggots" and at one point someone spray painted that message on the house.
The Hamiltons huddled inside, armed with a rake and a lawn hoe.
The Hamiltons said they called police and when an officer finally arrived, he wasn't sympathetic.
They said the officer asked them what they wanted him to do about the spray paint before pointing out that "I have a community to protect."
Isn't that scary? Doesn't that say it all? No wonder nobody has been arrested.
That poor gay couple with their home in the country, their shrubs , their lawn furniture and their little pond. Their dream may be this gay boy's nightmare...but nobody had the right to destroy it.
Or chase them out of town like dogs.
Just like nobody has the right to call for gay people to be killed and their blood smeared all over their heads.
While hatred like this goes unchecked and unpunished.
Canada in the Time of the Cons.
It just keeps getting better and better...
P.S. Something tells me if I ever see this really bad movie again...I'm going to think of the homophobic zombies of Bothwell Ontario...