Teen lesbian couple found shot in Texas park

  • metta

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    Jun 26, 2012 12:43 AM GMT

    Teen lesbian couple found shot in Texas park


    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/25/12402620-teen-lesbian-couple-found-shot-in-texas-park
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    Jun 26, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    I bet it was some straight guy one (or both) of them turned down.
  • metta

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    Jun 27, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    Nationwide Call for Vigils for Lesbian Teen Couple Shot in Texas Park

    http://www.shewired.com/soapbox/2012/06/26/nationwide-call-vigils-lesbian-teen-couple-shot-texas-park


    San Francisco:
    Please join this vigil either online or in person, taking place in San Francisco at Harvey Milk Plaza (Market and Castro Streets) this Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/353276251410473/

    Washington, DC
    Friday there will be a vigil in Washington D.C. in Dupont Circle at 6 p.m.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/103414276469541

    Portland, TX

    https://www.facebook.com/events/334658369945390/
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    Jun 27, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    I read it earlier.

    I was disgusted.

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    Jun 27, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    How fucking horrible.
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    Jun 27, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    That is terribly sad. I hope Chapa survives, my prayers are with their families.
  • shawn06

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    Jun 27, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    One in Seattle: https://www.facebook.com/events/467364423275256/

    I'm certainly gonna try my best to make it there to honor them.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 27, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    Really tragic waste of human life and potential.
    I hope they find the murderer soon.
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    That's terrible. Poor girls, poor families. I hope they catch the murderer(s) - there's a possibility that they might hurt someone else.
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 27, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    Terrible.
    But, then it is Texas.
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    Jun 27, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    I should know better, but I still shake my head and feel sad when this kind of crap happens. icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 7:13 AM GMT
    Suetonius saidTerrible.
    But, then it is Texas.
    well that's a pretty vapid generalization, you forgotten that Houston has a lesbian mayor?...then again you're from California....
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    Jun 27, 2012 7:38 AM GMT
    i_VAN said
    Suetonius saidTerrible.
    But, then it is Texas.
    well that's a pretty vapid generalization, you forgotten that Houston has a lesbian mayor?...then again you're from California....


    Not all Californians are this insensitive. I spent a year and some change in Texas and loved it in Austin. I also really enjoyed Houston. This kind of thing shocks and sickens many Texans.

    You don't hear these sorts of remarks about Californians when, oh, this happens:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Gary_Matson_and_Winfield_Mowder

    This in a state that also passed Prop 8. California is not some bastion of perfect acceptance. I love both states, but people shouldn't judge entire groups by the depraved actions of one murderer.
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 27, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    i_VAN said
    Suetonius saidTerrible.
    But, then it is Texas.
    well that's a pretty vapid generalization, you forgotten that Houston has a lesbian mayor?...then again you're from California....

    Not vapid, and not a generalization. Just a comment on the state as a whole. And not to say that there are not good Texans, that all the gay Texans are not lovable, and I don't want to imply that California is a great state. Do murders occur in California, and every other state? Sure. But does Texas embrace a more backward culture as a whole? One would think so.
    Unlike California, Texas teaches creationism in schools. (Texans haven't discovered Galileo yet?) http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2011/08/yes-texas-public-schools-teach-creationism

    And in Texas, they criminally prosecute young boys for fighting back against against guys that are bullying them. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/american-graduate/jan-june12/tx-ticketing_06-21.html
    "BRYAN, Texas | De’Angelo Rollins has many traits of a typical teenager -- he’s shy, likes video games and is continuing to grow into his adult body. Yet Rollins is also coping with a more unique adolescent challenge: a criminal record. Two years ago, Rollins got into a fight at his middle school in Bryan, Texas, with a classmate that he says had been bullying him for months. The incident left the teen with a hefty punishment: a three-day suspension, a criminal Class C misdemeanor citation for disruption of class and a $350 fine."

    Texas also kills prisoners (not on death row) by baking them to death. Only slightly less barbaric than the torture of the pope's inquisition. Texas prisons killed four men last year that way.
    http://gawker.com/5921737/texas-punishes-prisoners-by-killing-them-with-heat-stroke

    And unlike California, a typical method of killing black guys appears to be dragging them behind cars. (The effects of too many old westerns on TV, where it was horses that did the dragging?)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_McClelland
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Byrd,_Jr.

    These incidents may "shock and sicken many Texans," as Principal put it, but apparently not enough.
  • Buddha

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    Jun 27, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    I hope she survives, but man that's going to be a heavy thing to deal with at the age of 19.
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    Jun 27, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    Is there any basis to believe the attacks had anything to do with them being gay? Unless there is proof of this then its irresponsible to be acting as if it did. The media is just using the fact they are lesbians at this point to sensationlize the story and sell more copies or get more business for their advertisers. See through the BS. It's a tragedy regardless if they were lesbians or if they'd just been friends.
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 28, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    principal0 said
    i_VAN said
    Suetonius saidTerrible.
    But, then it is Texas.
    well that's a pretty vapid generalization, you forgotten that Houston has a lesbian mayor?...then again you're from California....


    Not all Californians are this insensitive. I spent a year and some change in Texas and loved it in Austin. I also really enjoyed Houston. This kind of thing shocks and sickens many Texans.

    You don't hear these sorts of remarks about Californians when, oh, this happens:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Gary_Matson_and_Winfield_Mowder

    California has its share of wackos too - it's just not as common an occurence there. And the Williams brothers were Christian fanatics, who indeed killed Gary Matson because he was gay. I would hazzard a guess that Tyler Williams has gotten his just desserts in prison. Murderers are usually sent to San Quentin, and although he was 29ish at the time, he looked rather young and of slight build. With no one to protect him (he could not join a black nor a latino prison gang), if he wasn't killed, he probably became the sex slave of some 300 pound thug, and will have caught AIDS.
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    Double u tee eff

    That is messed up.icon_cry.gif
  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    Texas Lesbian Couple: Survivor Remembers Night of Shooting


    http://alturl.com/msakv

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-lesbian-couple-survivor-remembers-night-shooting/story?id=16689655#.T_CegrXY9u1
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    three words:

    Bible belt, Republicans and Leviticus(although it is about gay guys who should be killed, but lesbians are considered pervs too, by religious people)!

    it is our duty as human beings to fight conservatism and religion with the weapon they fear most, logic and science!
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    end hate!
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    Hate crimes happen all over the US and not just in Texas.

    I get so upset when I see these things happen but I get just as upset when some smart ass makes the comment about how it isn't shocking because it happened in Texas.

    Just so you know the Corpus area is quite diverse and is not as conservative as West or East Texas.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    Someone should ask Mitt Romney if feels any guilt over this.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    msuNtx said
    I get so upset when I see these things happen but I get just as upset when some smart ass makes the comment about how it isn't shocking because it happened in Texas.



    Every Abrahamic religion hates gay. The very religious Christians (an Abrahamic religion) believe that the bible is a God sent gift and written by himself. The bible includes hate speech commanding religious people to treat the "others" like animals whom should be killed. So, those religious Christians believe that God orders to kill gays, because they are pervs. This idea is very popular in Texas, along side the other "bible belt" states. The majority of the religious Christians (if not all) are republicans who fight the pervs to protect the biblical Christian values.

    Texas is a religious and republican state.

    So this whole thing leads us to a fact, could be "shocking" to some, that it is NORMAL for these things to happen in places inhabited by religious republicans!

    I hope I made myself clear.
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    Jul 01, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    The Jews are not very homophobic though nothing lke the way Christians and Muslims are.