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Young, Gay and Murdered
Newsweek ^ | 7-20-08 | Andrew Murr and Jennifer Ordoņez

Posted on 07/20/2008 9:25:44 PM PDT by Marie2

At 15, Lawrence King was small—5 feet 1 inch—but very hard to miss. In January, he started to show up for class at Oxnard, Calif.'s E. O. Green Junior High School decked out in women's accessories. On some days, he would slick up his curly hair in a Prince-like bouffant. Sometimes he'd paint his fingernails hot pink and dab glitter or white foundation on his cheeks. "He wore makeup better than I did," says Marissa Moreno, 13, one of his classmates. He bought a pair of stilettos at Target, and he couldn't have been prouder if he had on a varsity football jersey. He thought nothing of chasing the boys around the school in them, teetering as he ran.

But on the morning of Feb. 12, Larry left his glitter and his heels at home. He came to school dressed like any other boy: tennis shoes, baggy pants, a loose sweater over a collared shirt. He seemed unhappy about something. He hadn't slept much the night before, and he told one school employee that he threw up his breakfast that morning, which he sometimes did because he obsessed over his weight. But this was different. One student noticed that as Larry walked across the quad, he kept looking back nervously over his shoulder before he slipped into his first-period English class. The teacher, Dawn Boldrin, told the students to collect their belongings, and then marched them to a nearby computer lab, so they could type out their papers on World War II. Larry found a seat in the middle of the room. Behind him, Brandon McInerney pulled up a chair.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; homosexuality; public; school; teen
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Contrary to stereotype, I am desperately sorry for this kid. He was failed all the way through. Anyone acting in the sexually and psychologically freakish way that he was should have been receiving serious intervention.

I can't believe the kids at school were expected to tolerate his sexual harassment, either.

Another victim of the gay agenda, IMO. Once the adults are thoroughly taken in, we move on to the children, I guess.

1 posted on 07/20/2008 9:25:45 PM PDT by Marie2
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To: Marie2
One study found that the average age when kids self-identify as gay has tumbled to 13.4

Wow! They got it down to a decimal point. That is some real dedicated studying there, studiers.

2 posted on 07/20/2008 9:35:49 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: Marie2

A tragedy, but I can understand how the young, immature shooter might be provoked if he was hit on by the sexually confused boy.

The homosexual boy should have been disciplined or prosecuted for sexual harassment.


3 posted on 07/20/2008 9:38:31 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Marie2
Sorry. There are lots of things we despise that in a free society we have to, at most politely ignore. Obnoxious white cap wearing Jock-straps annoyed me in high school, but I just told them to (expletive) off and ignored them.

The kid was obviously starved for attention, like so many other kids his age. This does NOT mean that he should be killed just because some mouth breather hated his lifestyle.

4 posted on 07/20/2008 9:39:48 PM PDT by Clemenza ("You know, it's one thing about intellectuals. They prove that you can be absolutely brilliant and h)
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To: SeaHawkFan
The homosexual boy should have been disciplined or prosecuted for sexual harassment.

If he merely flirted, then nothing should have been done. If it was part of an aggressive pattern of harassment, then yes, he should have been disciplined.

The "macho" punk who shot him deserves a pineapple up his a-s. If the kid was truly aggressive, a fist to the head would have been sufficient. Methinks someone was uncomfortable with his own sexuality.

5 posted on 07/20/2008 9:43:06 PM PDT by Clemenza ("You know, it's one thing about intellectuals. They prove that you can be absolutely brilliant and h)
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To: Marie2
One teacher was very protective of Larry, his English teacher, Mrs. Boldrin. To help Larry feel better about moving to Casa Pacifica, she brought Larry a present: a green evening dress that once belonged to her own daughter. Before school started, Larry ran to the bathroom to try it on. Then he showed it to some of his friends, telling them that he was going to wear it at graduation.

OMG Words fail me.
6 posted on 07/20/2008 9:43:42 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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The kid was obviously starved for attention, like so many other kids his age. This does NOT mean that he should be killed just because some mouth breather hated his lifestyle.

I dont think that it was the lifestyle, I think it was the harrassment.


7 posted on 07/20/2008 9:44:26 PM PDT by Chickensoup ('08 VOTING, NOT for the GOP, but INSTEAD, for the SUPREME COURT that will be BEST for my FAMILY!!)
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To: Perchant
Who knew Larry King was gay?

"Brandon fired at Larry a second time, tossed the gun on the ground and calmly walked through the classroom door."


8 posted on 07/20/2008 9:44:34 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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"Ventura County prosecutors charged a 14-year-old boy with the shooting death of a classmate..."

(Lawrence) "King, 15, was declared brain-dead and was expected to be taken off a ventilator late Thursday so organs could be removed for donation... King was shot in the head early Tuesday in a classroom full of students at E.O. Green Junior High School."

latimes.com

9 posted on 07/20/2008 9:48:13 PM PDT by Daaave ("Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends")
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To: Clemenza

Did you read the article? Nowhere does it mention that Brandon hated Larry’s “lifestyle”.


10 posted on 07/20/2008 9:48:54 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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I agree. But shooting somebody for being annoying is NEVER JUSTIFIED, as tempting as it may be sometimes.

Larry was an annoying little twerp. If he crossed the line into aggressive harassment, then discipline was needed.

Methinks little Brandon was insecure and needed to prove his manhood. He won't be the first to go to the pokey for letting testosterone get in the way of reasoning (nor will he be the last).

12 posted on 07/20/2008 9:51:12 PM PDT by Clemenza ("You know, it's one thing about intellectuals. They prove that you can be absolutely brilliant and h)
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If he merely flirted, then nothing should have been done. If it was part of an aggressive pattern of harassment, then yes, he should have been disciplined.

Had you read the article, you would not have made this statement.

13 posted on 07/20/2008 9:54:13 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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After reading the article...being a distracting gay was the least of his problems.


14 posted on 07/20/2008 9:56:28 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Yes, I went back and reviewed the article. His actions were like that of an aggressive panhandler and (as I said in my last post) he should have been disciplined. The kid who shot him, however, remains lower than an animal, IMHO.


15 posted on 07/20/2008 9:58:17 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Clemenza
I agree. But shooting somebody for being annoying is NEVER JUSTIFIED, as tempting as it may be sometimes.

It went far beyond annoying, and with the apparent approval of an assistant principal.

So, what would you charge him with. Involuntary manslaughter might be appropriate. Never going to get first or second degree murder in this situation.

16 posted on 07/20/2008 10:00:02 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Marie2

I think your analysis is right on the money.


17 posted on 07/20/2008 10:01:57 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: Clemenza

If the homosexual boy had received some appropriate therapy, the shooter likely wouldn’t have shot him. The shooter is no more screwed up than the homosexual boy.


18 posted on 07/20/2008 10:02:15 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Marie2

This is such an incredibly sad story. Both these kids came from absolutely horrible homes. There were teachers who were truly concerned about the victim but,sadly,there were others only interested in using him to promote an agenda.


19 posted on 07/20/2008 10:06:28 PM PDT by Krankor (N)
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Id say he sounded more like an obessive stalker. Im not saying this young man deserved to die, however his actions justified a much stronger response from the administration. Supposing he had been straight and the object of his affection a female, would the adminstration have treated him the same way? Also, apparently the shooter came from a less than stellar enviroment as well.


20 posted on 07/20/2008 10:07:28 PM PDT by ScoutingDad (On My Honor..Timeless Values)
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