But a homosexual writer is celebrating the kill. Is it right to exult when a human life is taken just because the individual attacked a gay person? I don't think so. Steven Koval who blogs for the Blade newspapers, calls it a "blow to gay victimhood".
Special victims? No.
Gay men are not attacked because they are any weaker than anyone else, criminals will attack whomever they perceive as weak. The same thing happens in the animal world. Unfortunately, its a sad fact of our fallen world. The strong sometimes prey on the weak. In his post, Koval writes homosexuals "should applaud this brave young man's refusal to be victimized and come to his aid."
Applaud a murder? How moral is that? Applauding any murder or murderer of any kind shows a fundamental lack of regard for human life. Although Koval called the murdered teen's death a "tragedy", it wasn't because he was sorry for the loss of life. This type of twisted logic is what makes me oppose "hate crimes" legislation. Such legislation is pure hypocrisy and personally punitive in its intent. Generally, homosexual activists like Koval who champion hate crimes legislation don't extend any sympathy for others. They are only concerned about gay life. That's why we saw such an outpouring of "outrage" over Matthew Shepherd but dismissive disdain over the death 13 year old Jesse Dirkhising.
The judge rightfully released Lucas Dawson because it was self defense. Thankfully, Dawson's family understood the scope of the tragedy. Said Dawson's stepfather other the other family: "They lost a kid, too."