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Kansas City: Lesbian couple beaten by woman with bat

Let’s see…hangings of gay teenagers in Iran, gay bashings of lesbians at home. We’re only a stone’s away throw from what happened abroad. (

Kansas City police are search for a woman who attacked a lesbian couple as they walked hand-in-hand near their home. The names of the victims have not been released by police for their own protection.

Police said the couple told them that they were walking in the area of 39th and Holly streets when a female passenger in a passing pickup truck yelled slurs about their sexuality at them. After the pickup rounded the corner the woman got out of the truck and began swinging at the couple with a baseball bat.

One of the victims, a 23-year-old, suffered a concussion in the attack. The attacker then calmly walked back to the truck, got in, and drove off. She is still at large. Neither victim was able to give a description of the pickup’s driver.

This was not the first physical attack based on sexual orientation this year, according to Doug Riley, who runs an anti-violence program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims in Kansas City. “But it is one of the most violent,” he told the Kansas City Star.

House Blender Russ shared pearls of wisdom by Eric Rudolph yesterday in the comments of the Iran gay teen execution post.

Homosexuality is an aberrant sexual behavior, and as such I have complete sympathy and understanding for those who are suffering from this condition. Practiced by consenting adults within the confines of their own private lives, homosexuality is not a threat to society. Those consenting adults practicing this behavior in privacy should not be hassled by a society which respects the sanctity of private sexual life. But when the attempt is made to drag this practice out of the closet and into the public square in an “in your face” attempt to force society to accept and recognize this behavior as being just as legitimate and normal as the natural man/woman relationship, every effort should be made, including force if necessary, to halt this effort.

–Convicted domestic terrorist Eric Rudolph

and how about this…

“Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage…it will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth.”

“The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularise America, I point the finger in their face and say, ‘You helped this happen.’ “

Jerry Falwell, on who was really responsible for September 11

People, we must hold the American Taliban (the Falwells, the Dobsons) responsible for stirring passions of bigotry in people like Rudolph. Even if the Right attempts to dismiss him and distance themselves from him — he is part of their flock. He considers himself a committed Christian in a holy war.

I’m sick of all of this sh*t.

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