Rosie Swash of the Guardian has joined the fray and turned her attention to the ‘rise in homophobia’ the surge of homophobic attacks that the media says is sweeping the United States of America:
Apart from ‘gay teen suicides’, the controversy over DADT and ‘homophobic remarks’ by politicians, Ms Swash says:
‘Most shocking of all, perhaps, was the story concerning three men held hostage, assaulted and sodomised by a Bronx street gang called the Latin King Goonies as “punishment” for their perceived homosexuality (http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/10/12/new.york.hate.crimes.case/index.html). So justifiably traumatised were America’s various news outlets by this story, even the face of Fox News, Glenn Beck, felt compelled to rail against bigotry. ‘
QRG Says: I may be mistaken, but if someone commits a sexual act on another person, without consent, and as part of a violent attack, isn’t that normally called ‘rape’? Why were these young men ‘sodomised’ rather than raped?
There is so much shit being written and broadcast in the media about homosexuality, ‘gay rights’, homophobia and violence, that I really don’t know where to start. So I am starting with good old-fashioned sodomy. If the word ‘sodomised’ can still send a frisson of fear and disgust through the mind of a Guardian journalist, so that she can use it to imply ‘rape’, and calls it ‘the most shocking of all’, then maybe we are in even more of a fucked-up world with regards to our attitudes to homosexuality than the liberal media thinks. Maybe The Guardian actually agrees with the Christian Right on this issue after all?
I suggest Rosie Swash and all her lovely gay-friendly friends, take a nightflight to uranus: