Tuesday, July 25, 2006
From shit to fists
The Latvian daily Diena reports that a gay couple, returning from a bar, was assaulted by youths who first asked them for cigarettes, then asked if they were gay. When one of the men replied in the affirmative, they were assaulted by the youths. This happened around four in the morning, So now the "hate gays for Jesus" movement has gone from shit to fists. I am not going to say that gay bashing has started, but the media have picked it up. Probably, there were earlier cases which were dismissed as ordinary street or barroom brawls. Now, any «same sex» group (including hetero friends) can be stopped, interrogated and punched out if the attackers don't like the response or don't believe it (i.e. if there are two «metrosexually» dressed men going home to their wives/girlfriends and possibly children).
Posted by Juris Kaža at 10:25 AM