Simmie Williams Jr., a Ft Lauderdale gay teen, may have been a prostitute, or he may have been a drag queen. Nobody is really sure why he was wearing women’s clothes last night. What they do know is that two men wearing dark clothes shot and killed him last night on the 1000 block of Sistrunk Blvd in Ft Lauderdale according to the Sun-Sentinal
From the Sun-Sentinal:
“I gave him $2 for the bus and he never came back,” said Denise King, who lived with her son west of Fort Lauderdale. “He was a quiet person, kept to himself. He had a lot of friends. He wasn’t a troubled child. He was a happy person.”
At the same time, being black, gay and dressing in women’s clothing made Williams “a minority within a minority within a minority,” said Grant Lynn Ford, dean of Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale, a church that ministers to gays, lesbians and their families.
Sometimes people picked on Williams, but he knew how to brush it off, his mother said.
Meanwhile Pastor Ken Hutcherson “joked”:
On a Sunday when Tarico was present, Hutcherson was preaching on gender roles. During his sermon, Hutcherson stated, “God hates soft men” and “God hates effeminate men.” Hutcherson went on to say, “If I was in a drugstore and some guy opened the door for me, I’d rip his arm off and beat him with the wet end.”
Did Simmie Williams Jr. deserve to be killed for being “effeminate”, Pastor Hutcherson?
How many gay teens like Lawrence King in California or Williams in Florida must die before you and “christians” like you realize that the hateful bile you spew is giving permission to their killers?
H/t to Pam for the Hutcherson story.
Cross Posted at Sweet Homo Alabama