Not very surprising that the National Coalition of Anti-Violence announced that hate crimes against gay people increased 4%. That doesn’t sound like much; but combine it with an insane 26% increase the year before…
I can only attribute this increase to the efforts of conservative political and christian groups who are stirring people up against gays over same sex marriage.
I have to believe that thier intention is not to harm people. To make the country think less of a group of their fellow Americans. And yet, how can they continue to demonize LGBT folk and honestly think that they are not in some small way responsible? As a public figure whether locally or internationally, you are responsible when your words incite others to take action. If it is not the action you intended, you are still responsible. Humans are not that easily manipulated; oftentime the unintended reaction happens, and you as a public figure must temper your messages accordingly. So yes. It is your fault. You have blood on your hands. And all over the fact that you have issues with who other people spend their lives with. Doesn’t that seem just a little…strange? Don’t you have more important causes to go wave your flag at? Like….oh I dunno…maybe..war? poverty? hunger? illiteracy? joblessness? Get a life people. Leave these people, many of them who are honest, hard working, decent … just like you claim to be…leave them alone.