|Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):|
I'm not a "firm" believer in hate crimes, but this seems that it would fall under some level of determination by the courts. Puerto Rico does not have hate crimes legislation, but the US Federal Hate crimes legistlation could have jurisdiction.
He took a guy and murdered him. Perhaps tortured him first. I don't care why he did it. What matters is that he did.
He needs to go to a small, dark cell and stay there for the rest of what I hope is a long, healthy life, while he slowly goes insane from the boredom.
It is the worst punishment I could imagine for such a crime.
Here's the thing: if someone on this board came on and posted that they don't agree with the Jewish lifestyle and that Jews shouldn't be allowed to marry and that they shouldn't be allowed protection from workplace discrimination, that post would be immediately pulled.
Yet many times, I've seen people say that they don't agree with the gay lifestyle and that gays shouldn't be allowed to marry and that they shouldn't be allowed protection from workplace discrimination. Those posts don't necessarily get pulled.
It's not the mods' fault, per se. It's society's. Society has done a very good job of ensuring that every other minority class is protected from this sort of discrimination. Yet gays haven't gotten there yet. Never mind that there are a lot more gays than there are Jews.
In my high school locker room, anti-gay comments were common. But you never heard anti-Black comments. It's going to have to come down to society adopting a "live and let live" attitude towards gays.