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This sort of thing is making mainstream news these days, and I'm glad for it. People who say there's no need for anti-discrimination or hate crime laws have their head in the sand.

Several pastors have said what many more are thinking, but will say it in a gentler way. You know, "love the sinner, hate the sin," and other such bullcrap, when they really mean, "gays should die. That's God's law."

You have to start 'em young. Before they really know what the words mean. Reinforce it with lots of praise:



I've slightly re-written a classic show tune to fit this issue:

You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear
You’ve got to be taught from year to year
It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people who march in gay pride parades
The boys who kiss boys you should degrade
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate all the people your relatives hate
You’ve got to be carefully taught
You’ve got to be carefully taught

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belluthien
Jun. 1st, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Is that Worley's church? I don't think it is. There are too many of them and they're louder than they deserve.

Sickening BS & child abuse all lumped together... It is beyond sad.
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bonnie_halfelvn
Jun. 2nd, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
No, I believe it is in another state. You know all too well that this sort of thing is not limited to North Carolina. ;-P

This is legal child abuse.
belluthien
Jun. 2nd, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, this stuff is everywhere people are. My faith in humanity decreases on a day by day basis...

I wonder if anyone will file charges on behalf of the child. I doubt it.
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bonnie_halfelvn
Jun. 2nd, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
Since hate speech is not illegal, teaching it to a child is not illegal, either.

They were smart to at least not publish the child's name. Otherwise, this could haunt him for the rest of his life.
dreamer_98
Jun. 2nd, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
I could only watch a bit of it. It's truly sickening to see a little kid saying/singing such hateful things and having a room full of adults cheer him on.
bonnie_halfelvn
Jun. 3rd, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
I have trouble getting through these things, too. Many times I don't watch at all. The message hasn't changed. No point in seeing if they've found something new to argue. These are the recycled arguments from 50 years ago when there were bans on interracial marriage.
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