NO excuses for this kind of crap. Some people's kids . . . it's unfortunate that people can't be open minded and raise their children that way . . .
Hate crimes have however been around since the dawn of humandkind I'm sure, and will never go away. . . unfortunately.
On a related note, in the article, I also find it a shame the Lion's Eye Bank turned down his organ donation - I am a member of Lions International, and have been for 16 years. I have never heard that as an issue, but I'll be sure to raise the question and seek an answer - for personal education and satisfaction - at the next board meeting.
[Edited 2005-05-15 02:44:18]
FOR THOSE THAT FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW OR UNDERSTAND