Parents of Dead Bullying Victim Asher Brown Now Being Bullied by Neighbors

  • metta

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    Feb 09, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    Parents of Dead Bullying Victim Asher Brown Now Being Bullied by Neighbors


    http://unicornbooty.com/blog/2012/02/09/parents-of-dead-bullying-victim-asher-brown-now-being-bullied-by-neighbors/
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    Feb 09, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    In the mean time it is OK for Roland Martin to make homophobic innocent 'jokes'
  • mizu5

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    Feb 09, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    Repulsive, I don't know how these people can justify their actions to themsevles.
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    Feb 09, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    What is wrong with the people in Cypress Fairbanks School District?!

    Well that's easy. They're US right wingers.
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    Feb 09, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Art that's too broad a generalization.

    A group staged a test in Texas and in NYC with actors portraying a gay family in a restaurant. The waitress was also an actor, but the other patrons weren't and were the subject of the test.

    In the Texas scenario, the patrons stood up to the waitress's bullying of the gay family. It was very interesting to see.

    In NYC the patrons were far less involved, and some took a casual too-bad-for-that- gay-family disinterest.

    There are good right-wingers and bad ones.

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    Feb 09, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    meninlove said Art that's too broad a generalization.

    A group staged a test in Texas and in NYC with actors portraying a gay family in a restaurant. The waitress was also an actor, but the other patrons weren't and were the subject of the test.

    In the Texas scenario, the patrons stood up to the waitress's bullying of the gay family. It was very interesting to see.

    In NYC the patrons were far less involved, and some took a casual too-bad-for-that- gay-family disinterest.

    There are good right-wingers and bad ones.

    That's invalid. New Yorkers can see someone being killed in front of their eyes and not be moved. It's just the way New Yorkers are numbed from living where they do. Remember I was raised there. It has no relevance to how they feel about gays.

    Gay hatred is a US Right Wing speciality. Your example is about reaction, not initiation. Those are 2 different things. Tell us about a study that shows who STARTS gay hatred, not about the passive reaction to it.
  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 10, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    I feel for the family and their loss, but at the same time I can't understand why decent people choose to live in these conservative sh*tholes. The article says their son endured "years" of bullying... why the f did they not move away?
    If every educated and sane person (i.e., not an anti-gay POS) moved away (and took their business, tax dollars, etc. with them), wouldn't that be an incentive for the town of losers to change their ways?
    Even if it's not your own child being bullied, who wants to live in a town full of bigoted rednecks?
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    Feb 10, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    metta8 saidParents of Dead Bullying Victim Asher Brown Now Being Bullied by Neighbors


    http://unicornbooty.com/blog/2012/02/09/parents-of-dead-bullying-victim-asher-brown-now-being-bullied-by-neighbors/


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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 10, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWhat is wrong with the people in Cypress Fairbanks School District?!

    Well that's easy. They're US right wingers.


    You're truly pathetic! Clearly what these parents are going through is inexcusable. What is really disturbing is that the police reports are seemingly nowhere to be found. If that is the case, I hope they sue the city as well. This sort of thing absolutely cannot be allowed to stand, and I admire these brave parents, probably still grieving from the loss of their son, to be forging ahead and not backing down to the continued bullying that they are sadly being subjected to.
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    Feb 10, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidI feel for the family and their loss, but at the same time I can't understand why decent people choose to live in these conservative sh*tholes. The article says their son endured "years" of bullying... why the f did they not move away?
    If every educated and sane person (i.e., not an anti-gay POS) moved away (and took their business, tax dollars, etc. with them), wouldn't that be an incentive for the town of losers to change their ways?
    Even if it's not your own child being bullied, who wants to live in a town full of bigoted rednecks?
    People have lots of reasons for living where they live. Running away is not always a viable option. Sometimes taking a stand is the more noble path. Its the people who take a stand who move history forward.
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    Feb 10, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    Nivek said
    KissTheSky saidI feel for the family and their loss, but at the same time I can't understand why decent people choose to live in these conservative sh*tholes. The article says their son endured "years" of bullying... why the f did they not move away?
    If every educated and sane person (i.e., not an anti-gay POS) moved away (and took their business, tax dollars, etc. with them), wouldn't that be an incentive for the town of losers to change their ways?
    Even if it's not your own child being bullied, who wants to live in a town full of bigoted rednecks?
    People have lots of reasons for living where they live. Running away is not always a viable option. Sometimes taking a stand is the more noble path. Its the people who take a stand who move history forward.



    In fact, running away is RARELY an option. Few people can afford to just leave their jobs, sell their home, and just pack up and leave town and move somewhere else. I admire these people, and I sincerely hope they are rewarded for their courage.
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    Feb 10, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    If gays started standing up, fighting back and learned to defend ourselves' this shit would end right quick.

    I was bullied in high school and it stopped the day I went upside the bully's jaw with a left hook.
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    Feb 10, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    Wow, soo sickening. Just sick sick sick individuals.
  • Laurence

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    Feb 10, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    Yes Haaretz, I've always thought fighting violence with violence usually settles things (Not. I'm being sarcastic).

    We have to rise above it, and show we're better than these homophobes.

    Why do people have to be so hateful. What has ever been accomplished by hate?

    One of the results of underlying homophobia (using negative words like faggot as everyday language etc), and lack of equal rights, is that bigots see it as OK to do stuff like this.

    Hasn't this family suffered enough from the loss of their child?

    These people should be ashamed of themselves.

    Loz
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    Feb 10, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    For the non violent responders, you may not want to read this.

    You were warned.

    I went to HS is a small town in south Ga after being raised in New Orleans in a number of very violent public schools and some amazing expieriments in private education. I started with martial arts at 9 (akido) and continued until I was 15.

    I had been in south Ga for about three weeks, didn't know what a closet looked like as I had never needed one before, and the jocks on the baseball team took exception to my exisitence. One of them engaged in some serious flirting with me and asked me to meet him at the gas station where he worked after school for some "fun". when I got there 9 guys were waiting for me, two with baseball bats.

    Breathe ya'll

    I put 7 of them in the hospital and then drove myself home. I don't remember most of the day, I walked (see stumbled) back to my car and got myself home.

    2 days later a group of 15 guys showed up at our house while my parents were out (my dad's a preacher, knowing when he's not home isn't hard and we lived in the parsonage) My twin and my baby brother joined me in educating the locals that we were not to be treated with this way. All 15 of them made it out of our yard, but thier trucks didn't. We forced their parents to come talk to our parents and us to get the keys back.

    In the next month I made more friends in the closet than I knew exsisted in this small town.
    Three years later, when my gay baby brother started HS, he was able to walk down the hall holding his bf's hand and was unmolested and in fact was supported by friends and school staff (the same school staff that let me get in fights and did nothing about it when I was there)

    When I went back for my ten yr reunion ( I was in town for a funeral, not the reunion. Just to be clear) One of the guys who had tried to bash me asked me out to dinner. I delcined, and still was impressed with who he had become. Didn't want to have dinner with him, and happy he has grown.

    In short, violence is not THE answer, and it is A answer and it does generate change, just faster and some would say in a more costly way. Personally, I am not content to wait for the system to change, nor am I here to be trod upon. I am a human of equal stature and will not accept the treatment of my self or those I love as less by anyone. Most bigots are accustomed to being able to drive over what ever they please as they are essentially bullies. Bullies are weak. Break them so they can be some thing else.
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    Feb 10, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    handsoffire saidFor the non violent responders, you may not want to read this.

    You were warned.

    I went to HS is a small town in south Ga after being raised in New Orleans in a number of very violent public schools and some amazing expieriments in private education. I started with martial arts at 9 (akido) and continued until I was 15.

    I had been in south Ga for about three weeks, didn't know what a closet looked like as I had never needed one before, and the jocks on the baseball team took exception to my exisitence. One of them engaged in some serious flirting with me and asked me to meet him at the gas station where he worked after school for some "fun". when I got there 9 guys were waiting for me, two with baseball bats.

    Breathe ya'll

    I put 7 of them in the hospital and then drove myself home. I don't remember most of the day, I walked (see stumbled) back to my car and got myself home.

    2 days later a group of 15 guys showed up at our house while my parents were out (my dad's a preacher, knowing when he's not home isn't hard and we lived in the parsonage) My twin and my baby brother joined me in educating the locals that we were not to be treated with this way. All 15 of them made it out of our yard, but thier trucks didn't. We forced their parents to come talk to our parents and us to get the keys back.

    In the next month I made more friends in the closet than I knew exsisted in this small town.
    Three years later, when my gay baby brother started HS, he was able to walk down the hall holding his bf's hand and was unmolested and in fact was supported by friends and school staff (the same school staff that let me get in fights and did nothing about it when I was there)

    When I went back for my ten yr reunion ( I was in town for a funeral, not the reunion. Just to be clear) One of the guys who had tried to bash me asked me out to dinner. I delcined, and still was impressed with who he had become. Didn't want to have dinner with him, and happy he has grown.

    In short, violence is not THE answer, and it is A answer and it does generate change, just faster and some would say in a more costly way. Personally, I am not content to wait for the system to change, nor am I here to be trod upon. I am a human of equal stature and will not accept the treatment of my self or those I love as less by anyone. Most bigots are accustomed to being able to drive over what ever they please as they are essentially bullies. Bullies are weak. Break them so they can be some thing else.


    I agree with your position. I'm not much use defending myself hand-to-hand but i gave myself a first-class education in defensive/offensive driving techniques when i was 17. I went to a catholic high school so they were very strict about misbehaviour on school grounds. Of course, once i got in my truck and LEFT school grounds it was out of their hands. By graduation i'd rammed several attacking vehicles off the road, pit-maneuvered one or two pursuing cars and rammed another pickup out of the way when they tried boxing me in one time. That truck drowned in Katrina still bearing all of the scars of its baptism in fire (was my first vehicle)

    (Also grew up in New orleans btw)
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    Feb 10, 2012 8:09 PM GMT
    My home back in Houston is right outside of Cypress. The area is really not that bad for a Texas suburb, but there are a lot of closed minded people that live there. It's so disturbing to me that these people continue to harass the family that's lost a child. It's not even about him being gay anymore. These neighbors are just cold hearted people.
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    Feb 10, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    People don't appreciate being blamed for their son's death. Some bullies supposedly drove their gay son to suicide, and now Liberals want everyone to pay.

    Fuck that.

    And where is the evidence that they are being harassed? It sounds like another Balloon Boy Hoax.

    The incident reports are nowhere to be found, because there were no incidents.
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    Feb 10, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    I am sure everyone of them call themselves christians.
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    Feb 10, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    Laurence saidYes Haaretz, I've always thought fighting violence with violence usually settles things (Not. I'm being sarcastic).

    We have to rise above it, and show we're better than these homophobes.

    Why do people have to be so hateful. What has ever been accomplished by hate?

    One of the results of underlying homophobia (using negative words like faggot as everyday language etc), and lack of equal rights, is that bigots see it as OK to do stuff like this.

    Hasn't this family suffered enough from the loss of their child?

    These people should be ashamed of themselves.

    Loz


    Must be nice to live in a world where everyone loves one another and gets along.

    Unfortunately, I live on Earth, where that doesn't happen.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Feb 10, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    charlitos saidIn the mean time it is OK for Roland Martin to make homophobic innocent 'jokes'


    I REALLY can't stand this guy. Ever since they put him on CNN, I've watched less and less of it.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Feb 10, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidIf gays started standing up, fighting back and learned to defend ourselves' this shit would end right quick.

    I was bullied in high school and it stopped the day I went upside the bully's jaw with a left hook.


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