… according to mainstream Christian leaders.
This is about Larry King, who was fatally shot in the head on February 12 in a classroom. Larry was murdered by his classmate, Brandon McInerney. It appears that Brandon shot Larry because Larry was openly gay and a transvestite.
TUIBG notes on his blog that Bishop Fulton Sheen blames the policy of “tolerance” (a word rarely used because if its innate offensiveness by the GLBTA community). Larry was murdered because the community he lived in generally accepted him. Another way of putting it is that Larry was murdered because the community did not do what it should have done: The community should have told Larry to take off his dress and high heels, or sent him home, or perhaps openly shunned him to make it clear to Larry and others that being gay is simply not acceptable.
There is some positive activity emerging from this tragedy and related events.
There is renewed impetus to enact LGBT federal hate crime legislation in the wake of the killings this month of two young people and the vicious beating of a third person.
About 150 gathered Thursday night in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the scene where a 17 year old transgender teen gunned down.
Simmie Williams was found in a pool of blood last Friday in an area frequented by transsexual prostitutes. (story) The teen was declared dead at hospital.
The site of the killing is near that of another unsolved murder of a trans woman who was transitioning and still using her birth name, Timothy Broadus, in 2003.
By the way, the proximate motivation for Brandon bringing a gun to school to kill his classmate is that Larry had asked him (Brandon) to be his Valentine. Have a look at this video:
Thank you Ellen.
While we are on the subject, we can question the sanity of religious leaders in a different ‘faith’ …
In yet another example of theological lunacy, an Israeli Knesset member says that recent earthquakes in Israel are God’s punishment for Israel’s failure to oppress gays enough…