As the 4pm news started on NPR, they read the headlines of the stories coming up. While coralling Wallace to the table for dinner (shush, it has been a long day), I heard “kill gays and lesbians with bullets to the head or any other convenient method.” A lawyer in California is getting this put on the ballot. Read about it here. The tagline freaked me out with how it was read.
This will be interesting to see how it plays out and impacts the democratic process as well as LGBTQ rights. I’m hoping it will be for the positive.
When things like this crop up, it makes me feel very pessimistic about the world and individuals. I remember that there are many many people who believe violence like this is appropriate. What if I run into one of them in a bad mood? I am one of those hypothetical gays this insane man thinks deserves a bullet to the head.