"Two young women were victims of a suspected hate crime near the south Texas town of Portland over the weekend. An unknown gunman allegedly targeted the two women in a public park because they were gay, according to the Daily News."
Don't know if the one in the hospital will survive but this is all around sad. It is possible this was not a hate crime, like it is possible Angelina Jolie with take a shower with me in the morning.
Everyone who promotes homophobia or is actively silent in the presence of such hate shares in the responsibility for these hate crimes because your words and actions, or silence and inaction, has legitimized the hate in the people who carry out these attacks.
Their blood is on all of our hands until we can find the courage to stand up against the stirring hate and make it clear homophobia is not justified on any level in any form. Of all groups, Christian organizations are apparently the most vocal anti-American and anti-Christ against gays. Your self righteous glass gravels have shattered lives because you fail to learn anything about Jesus and choose to use his Sacrifice for your own immature social controlling goals. For those Christians who practice homophobia, your hypocrisy and lack of love for Jesus and others are transparent and your soapbox has become an anvil in hell.
What do to you think will happen when you die? Do you think Jesus will give you a pat on the back for castigating gays, people he never once mentioned, while ignoring the seemingly infinite number of people he commanded to love? For you I say, do not utter the name of Christ. Your hate tarnishes his Sacrifice, lessons, and love but most importantly, you turn people off to hearing about Jesus because nobody could believe God is a God of Love when viewing your disgusting words about God's children. God will forgive you as you forgive those around you, as Jesus once said.
For everyone else, these young ladies have paid the ultimate price of our society's collective hate simply because they existed and were living their lives. Sleep well.