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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Thursday 14 July 2005

A charming news report from Tampa, Florida - not!

Daddy thought his little boy might be gay. So what does he do? Why, he pummels the toddler (only 3 years old) to death. Perfectly normal, no? The father, Ronnie Paris Jr, has been charged with capital murder. Now I don't hold with the death penalty, of course, but that is likely to be the punishment (eventually, after all the appeals are over) if the defendant is convicted.

However gratifying it may be that the State of Florida is prosecuting this alleged murderer, it is not so gratifying when one realises that this is one State, amongst many, that demonises being gay by passing laws banning meaningful relationships between same-sex couples being recognised in law. To coin a phrase:
Ye shall reap what ye sow

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