Kevon wrote:His homophobia was borne out of his religious beliefs, though, wasn't it? Didn't he pledge allegiance to ISIS? Obviously people shouldn't take that to judge an entire group of people, but I understand this being couched in terrorist terms as ultimately it was a terrorist attack from what I know. Or maybe I misunderstood what you were saying.
I also am disgusted that so many media outlets are going down the "Islamaphobe" route instead of addressing the homophobia behind it. Just another excuse to incite racial hatred.
Yeah, but it's frustrating that many outlets and politicians are focusing soley
on that fact with little/no mention of the fact that it was hatred towards the LGBT community. Their agenda is the scaremongering of extremists which will ultimately impact an entire group of non extremists who have to put up with bigotry because of ISIS actions already. This quote sums up how I feel about it:
"This isn’t the time to make this about defending the US state, this is about defending the LGBTQ community. Make no mistake, the state is no ally, and bigots of all political hues still stalk the political landscape. Florida still has no hate crime legislation pertaining to attacks on the grounds of gender identity, and the state’s blood ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men remains a reminder of our difference, and our division. It might be gay blood congealing on Orlando’s streets, but it won’t be gay blood replenishing and revitalising the friends and lovers we have lost. Talk about this on your social media, not about the killer's religion and keeping America safe."