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Gay Activist Targeted and Beaten in Grand Rapids

There are 410 comments on the WXMI-TV Grand Rapids story from Jul 28, 2011, titled Gay Activist Targeted and Beaten in Grand Rapids. In it, WXMI-TV Grand Rapids reports that:

A man from Grand Rapids feels he was attacked and targeted for being gay while returning from a gay equality event downtown.

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Who

Stockton, CA

#1 Jul 29, 2011
The gays ALWAYS feel targeted and attacked, just like the blacks, what else is new.

So how is that news?

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#3 Jul 29, 2011
Who wrote:
The gays ALWAYS feel targeted and attacked, just like the blacks, what else is new.
So how is that news?
When one is being beaten while being called an epithet, it's pretty compelling.
Candida

Deerfield, IL

#4 Jul 29, 2011
radell wrote:
<quoted text>When one is being beaten while being called an epithet, it's pretty compelling.
Better to be called an epithet than a queer or something demaining!

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#5 Jul 29, 2011
Candida wrote:
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Better to be called an epithet than a queer or something demaining!
Wow, demaining sounds really scary! You might want to invest in a dictionary.
special delivery

Spring Lake, MI

#6 Jul 29, 2011
radell wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, demaining sounds really scary! You might want to invest in a dictionary.
Maybe when they are out picking up that dictionary they could pick you up some class. You seem to be out of it.
wise radell

Spring Lake, MI

#7 Jul 29, 2011
radell wrote:
<quoted text>When one is being beaten while being called an epithet, it's pretty compelling.
Imagine that.....beating the crap out of someone and calling them names while doing it. Yep, MUST be a hate crime. I mean heck, most people when angry, violent, emotional, hurt or in pain NEVER lash out with epithets. LMFAO, you're an absolute joke.
Paul

Bellevue, MI

#8 Jul 29, 2011
I was beaten savagely and robbed in my front yard by a bunch of thugs and called "honky" during the beating - where is my handout? where is the outrage?
Paul

Bellevue, MI

#9 Jul 29, 2011
wise radell wrote:
<quoted text> Imagine that.....beating the crap out of someone and calling them names while doing it. Yep, MUST be a hate crime. I mean heck, most people when angry, violent, emotional, hurt or in pain NEVER lash out with epithets. LMFAO, you're an absolute joke.
radell is a troll and the self-appointed topix nanny. just ignore radell. no one listens to radell anyway.
ohohObama

United States

#10 Jul 29, 2011
I don't care, tough luck, too bad.

a lot more happen to other people, not that any of it is good.

special rights here we go.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Silver Spring, MD

#11 Jul 29, 2011
wise radell wrote:
<quoted text> Imagine that.....beating the crap out of someone and calling them names while doing it. Yep, MUST be a hate crime. I mean heck, most people when angry, violent, emotional, hurt or in pain NEVER lash out with epithets. LMFAO, you're an absolute joke.
oooooooooooooooooo

Hey Adolph, why are you saying the gay activist on his way back from a glbt rights event was beaten while being called anti gay names?

I'd gladly trade in laws protecting people on the basis of perceived sexual orientation if we could similarly ditch all protections in the law based on "religious" affiliation.

Then we could kick sick, xstain talibangelicals to the curb en masse with impunity.
Fred

United States

#12 Jul 29, 2011
Paul wrote:
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radell is a troll and the self-appointed topix nanny. just ignore radell. no one listens to radell anyway.
Radell is gay but I have a crush on her anyway.

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#13 Jul 29, 2011
wise radell wrote:
<quoted text> Imagine that.....beating the crap out of someone and calling them names while doing it. Yep, MUST be a hate crime. I mean heck, most people when angry, violent, emotional, hurt or in pain NEVER lash out with epithets. LMFAO, you're an absolute joke.
Read the post I responded to. And then bite me.
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#14 Jul 30, 2011
He was probably okay, being gay, but then....they found out he was'nt watching enough Fox, and that's a deadly combination, round these parts.....

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#15 Jul 30, 2011
I am surprised that there were only two attackers.
Most homophobes are so cowardly, it usually take 5-6 of them.
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#16 Jul 30, 2011
WDRussell wrote:
I am surprised that there were only two attackers.
Most homophobes are so cowardly, it usually take 5-6 of them.
Yeah, i have never understood, the beating up the gays, mentality....always thought, they were the guys, that weren't too sure of themselves...lol...
Mark

Rockford, MI

#17 Jul 30, 2011
2questions, and they are rhetorical.

Is being beat up as bad as being beat up and called names?

What if it was a Woman being beat up and they called the victim derogatory anti woman names? Or a child... Or an athlete

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me....unless of course my default position in my.own mind is that of a victim.

Violence is wrong, and it doesn't make.it more wrong because this person was a gay activist. This gay agenda if pushed to it's ultimate ends on any topic with any belief system would turn everyone into a victim just because of their beliefs.

The gay activist was beaten up for one reason...because he didn't win the fight. Violence is wrong, and it doesn't matter what the reason.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#18 Jul 30, 2011
WDRussell wrote:
I am surprised that there were only two attackers.
Most homophobes are so cowardly, it usually take 5-6 of them.
The rest of them were probably still in church.....
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#19 Jul 30, 2011
I've been hit hard, with a hockey stick, and it really hurts.....
Mark

Rockford, MI

#20 Jul 30, 2011
Mark wrote:
2questions, and they are rhetorical.
Is being beat up as bad as being beat up and called names?
What if it was a Woman being beat up and they called the victim derogatory anti woman names? Or a child... Or an athlete
Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me....unless of course my default position in my.own mind is that of a victim.
Violence is wrong, and it doesn't make.it more wrong because this person was a gay activist. This gay agenda if pushed to it's ultimate ends on any topic with any belief system would turn everyone into a victim just because of their beliefs.
The gay activist was beaten up for one reason...because he didn't win the fight. Violence is wrong, and it doesn't matter what the reason.
To add to that thought, it doesn't make it any worse because of the names it just reveals the ignorance of the persons perpetrating the violence... But we already knew they were ignorant because they were perpetrating violence...
ohohObama

Pullman, MI

#21 Jul 30, 2011
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>To add to that thought, it doesn't make it any worse because of the names it just reveals the ignorance of the persons perpetrating the violence... But we already knew they were ignorant because they were perpetrating violence...
I wonder if it hit the news if the guy was a "Christian" and he would have to be a white guy.

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