Friday, June 04, 2010
The Con War on Gay People Claims More Victims.
I knew when Stephen Harper and his Theocons declared war on gay people, that others would be sure to follow.
Because when a government treats an oppressed minority like second-class citizens, it sends out a message: these faggots are less than human so it's OK to attack them.
And sure enough it's happening. All across the country. An explosion of violence.
Like this one in Windsor.
A 27-year-old Amherstburg man is facing hate crime and assault charges following an altercation downtown, when two openly gay men were allegedly ridiculed and punched in the face.
So soon after this one.
On May 21, Chris Rabideau, a member of Windsor's gay community, was attacked downtown in a robbery while his assailants hurled homophobic slurs.
Two people have been charged but a hate crime charge was not laid in that case because police did not believe Rabideau was targeted because of his sexual orientation.
Tell that to Chris Rabideau...
"Many people around me have told me not to come forward and talk about this yet, but I see the urgency of doing it now," Rabideau said. "I want people to see the face of hate."
Or Shannon Barry in Edmonton.
Shannon Barry, 31, suffered a broken jaw, a crushed left eye socket and facial nerve damage after being kicked in the face early Saturday by a man who hurled sexual epithets at her before the attack.
Or how about this disturbing story.
A gay man living on Manitoba's largest First Nations community believes he's the victim of a hate crime after his home was recently torched.
And all of this and more happened... in Canada... in the last TWO months.
You know I can't prove that the Con war on gay people is fuelling this epidemic of violence. But all I know is that in many civilized countries governments are doing all they can to fight homophobia.
While Stephen Harper's Cons are not only doing nothing, they are homophobes themselves.
But that's OK. We will remember. We will resist these bullies.
They might be able to fool a lot of Canadians.
But they will NEVER fool us...