Friday, March 06, 2009
The Man Who Would Execute Gay People
I see Sudbury's favourite wingnut, David "Poopy" Popescu, has been charged with wilfully promoting hate for calling for gays to be executed.
And that he says because God speaks through him he's quite prepared to give up his comfy cot at the Salvation Army...... for a real bed in a jail cell.
Facing criminal charges for extremist anti-gay views, fringe political candidate David Popescu says he is prepared to go to jail "rather than back down from God's word.
"I stand for the Bible and if it rubs people the wrong way, well, we'll deal with the issue of the Bible before the courts....
Now as one of the people Poopy would like to execute I'm naturally biased. I think he's a twisted freaky monster. But then so does his poor mother.
And since his life is so pathetic...
"The casino, pornography and undoing the Lord's Day are opening the door for sin that destroys," he said in the 2000 municipal election....On other occasions, he said that popular music stores should be closed because they "promote Satanic music", and that Sudbury's annual Dragon Boat races should be canceled on the grounds that the boat designs invoke the devil.
Acting as his own representative at trial, Popescu said that he had committed "unintentional assault" while "disciplining" his mother. Under cross examination from the assistant crown attorney, he testified further that he had lived with his mother his entire life, had not worked in the community since 1972, and survived off his mother's pension.
I almost feel sorry for him. And then I read what he says in some of his videotaped sermons ....
"God burnt five homosexual cities alive, including women and children, as an example of what we are supposed to do to them. Instead, our evil government gives them rights..."
And I get this burning feeling.... I start to see red...
I remember how gay people are still being killed or hurt all over the world just because of who they are...and how the killing wouldn't happen if the hate didn't come first.
I remember the homophobe who came at me with a knife. And what happened to him. Or the one who threw a beer bottle from a speeding car and almost hit Sébastien in the back of the head.
And then I'm not sorry for Popescu anymore. For some dumb Blogging Tories it may be just an opinion.
But for me it's about my life...and the lives of my brothers and sisters. And our right to live without violence.
Put Poopy AND the hatemongering Bible on trial. Find him not guilty because of religious insanity.
And give him a comfy bed in a closed mental institution.
Because that's where he belongs...