Skip to comments.Shooting of Gay Student Sparks Outcry
Posted on 03/28/2008 1:34:55 PM PDT by SmithL
Larry King was a gay eighth-grader who used to come to school in makeup, high heels and earrings. And when the other boys made fun of him, he would boldly tease them right back by flirting with them.
That may have been what got him killed.
On Feb. 12, another student, Brandon McInerney, 14, shot him twice in the head at the back of the computer lab at their junior high school, police say.
The slaying of the 15-year-old boy has alarmed gay rights activists and led to demands that middle schools do more to educate youngsters about discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Police would not discuss McInerney's motive. But the day before the shooting, King told McInerney he liked him, eighth-grader Eduardo Segure told the Ventura County Star.
If King had flirted with the other boy, "that can be very threatening to someone's ego and their sense of identity," said Jaana Juvonen, a psychology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
McInerney was jailed on $770,000 bail on an adult murder charge that could put him behind bars for life. Prosecutors also filed a hate-crime enhancement, which could bring three more years if McInerney is found to have acted on the basis of the victim's race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation.
The shooting has galvanized Oxnard, a city of nearly 200,000 people about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Several vigils for King have been held, including a march that drew about 1,000 people to this strawberry-growing section of Ventura County.
Like the killings of some other gay students such as Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, and Brandon Teena, the Nebraska transsexual whose story was the subject of the movie "Boys Don't Cry" King's death has drawn national attention and outraged many gays.
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Yes, teach all boys to enjoy males flirting with them.
Try the little f***** as an adult and then fry his ass.
Oh sorry, CA doesn't execute cold blooded murderers anymore.
Gee, didn't work out real well this time, did it. Oh well, it's only one dead kid and one confused teen killer spending life in jail. No reason not to conintue forward with absurd liberal social engineering. Obviously MORE social engineering is needed!! Maybe all boys should be required to wear girls clothes!!!
Ah, the liberal mind. Diseased, decadant, confused. Liberalism *is* a mental disease. Which has killed more Americna teens: Al Qaeda fighters in Iraq or liberal idiots running the schools?
“Larry King was a gay eighth-grader who used to come to school in makeup, high heels and earrings. And when the other boys made fun of him, he would boldly tease them right back by flirting with them.”
“That may have been what got him killed.”
No, his parents allowing him to dress in makeup, high heels and earrings is what most likely got him killed.
Astonishing story. I hadn’t heard about it. Of course the kid shouldn’t have been killed, but comeon, a hate crimes beef against a 14 y.o. who had been harassed by the dead kid? I don’t think so.
“Oxnard? Turn blue!”
Well, yeah, if the other boy's secret stash ran to bodybuilding publications instead of girlie mags.
13 year olds do not know the difference in meaning between brave and brazen.
So it would be a less big deal if he had been killed by another gay guy, or if he had been straight, or???
You'd never guess that now.
that’s the first thing I thought of too.
If the schools continue to allow sexual harassment by homosexuals, they’re going to see a lot of this.
I have an idea. One kid killed another kid and the one committing the crime gets punished in accordance to the law in a way that is fair and consitent, which of course already today has “special” classes of extra special people. You see, my wife, she's just a normal Christian Caucasian heterosexual piece of $hit born in OH. But if she were “special” and someone killed her, i.e. she were black, gay, Muslim, or from Timbuktu, well then whoever took her from me or her kids would be also charged with a “hate crime.” It's nice to know that in America justice is blind, that we are all equal.
“demands that middle schools do more to educate youngsters about discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.”
No teach them murder is wrong and punishable by death in some places.
Now two kids' lives are ruined and all the smug einsteins can have a field day.
Proof that the gay lifestyle can really age a dude.
How about demands that boys in public school NOT dress up in high heels, makeup, and earrings and flirt with other boys? How about demanding that people NO MATTER WHAT AGE keep their sexual orientation to themselves?
The need to "educate youngsters about discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation" is absurd on its face. Children don't have to be taught -- they naturally discriminate against homosexuality because homosexuality is abnormal.
More profound, in the Judeo-Christian ethic that molds all of Western civilization and which has, over the past 2,000 years, clearly proven itself far and away the most successful model for human thriving and dignity, homosexuality is specifically mentioned as something to be rejected and discouraged, and we can probably assume that homosexuality is just another condition of mankind, that it has always and will always be with us -- it's our challenge to deal with it properly. We may not fully understand Biblical reasons for discouraging it, but we IGNORE and DEFY at our peril the instruction to reject homosexualty. The smartest, most dignified thing to do is to usher it back in the closet where it belongs. If you're a homosexual, exhibit it at your own risk.
You can't fool mother nature and you can't fool kids. What the Gay Agenda enablers really mean is that they see the need to override kids' instictive reaction to reject homosexuality and to force them to go against their own natures in accepting it as "normal." It's not normal, it never will be, and all the forceful insistence of gay "rights" activists cannot change that any more than they could make two plus two equal five.