March 8, 2007
I quoted Williams Sloane Coffin yesterday:
“Trent Lott, Gary Bauer, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell – all insist their words contribute nothing to an atmosphere that might legitimate anti-gay violence. Don’t they know that the seed of disrespect often blossoms into hatred and violence?”
We might as well add the Anglican Primates to the list.
Hate crimes are so commonplace they do not get much press anymore. Here is one example, from Planet Out Gay and Lesbian News:
Richard Aicardi and Brian Dwyer were charged with assaulting two members of the 16-member Baker’s Dozen a cappella group outside a New Year’s Eve party in San Francisco. Witnesses said the trouble started after the vocalists sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The victims said the attackers hurled anti-gay epithets before the first punch was thrown.
Evan Gogel, one of the two most seriously injured chorus members, suffered a concussion when Aicardi, Dwyer and others repeatedly kicked him while he was on the ground, police said. Aicardi also was charged with punching another singer, William Bailey, as he tried to get away.
Click here for the whole story.