Second--hes not one of my own.
Third--youre quite correct, kill the bastard, hes given up the right to live in society.
Last--for some crimes the death penalty is and should be carried out, libs dont want that and in many states have been successful with moratoriums. IF this guy had done this in one of those states, the death penalty would unquestionably be off the table. Sorry I was too brief for you, but there you go.
I don't support the death penalty so it doesn't really matter to me that he won't be killed by the state.
I also don't buy into the write-off generalization that the father is simply insane. The subtext of this story is coming out of the closet. There are an endless number of stories from gay people about being physically assaulted and disowned by their families for revealing that they are homosexual. Instead of support, they get lambasting. The story in the OP is just the extreme of that, but the less extreme is very common. Law enforcement is often not sympathetic to what they consider a "family matter".
No young person who is coming to terms with who they are should have to endure such kinds of suffering. Radicals like the father in the OP exist because there is a conservative culture of hating gays. (Note that it's conservative with a small c - not talking about politics here.) There are those who continue to assert that the gay rights movement has won, and that they should move on. Clearly that is not true when there are still cases of fathers severely beating or killing their sons and daughters over it. In some households in America, it is no different Saudi Arabia.
Religious extremism is at the heart of this sad story. The children were home schooled. Neighbors ignored them. This took place in North Carolina, the current subject of a social agenda campaign against the LGBT community. A same-sex marriage equality ban may be on the 2012 ballot.
Good thing they have their priorities in order.
“In the religious belief of that organization, homosexuality was frowned on,” Cline [the DA] said. Huh? That better not be allowed in court.
“Investigators think some of those involved in the deaths were members of a religious sect known as the Black Hebrews, which believes it descends directly from the ancient tribes of Israel,” the Republic stated.
Extremism is extremism and is only wrong on days of the week that end in 'Y'.
Somebody directed my attention to the 2nd and 3rd hackings in this thread and after that, I can't comment. GOOD SHOW!
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It says "Black Hebrews", which I assume meant they were black and considered themselves some version of Hebrew.... though I imagine most practicing Jews would rightfully demur any connection.
People who aren't too tightly wrapped to start with, tend to gravitate to exteme fringe movements and use them as a justification for their bad behavior. Not uncommonly, this ends in tragedy of some kind or other, as it did here.
I am ashamed that so many chose to turn this to partisanship before we even knew any details.
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