Friday, July 8, 2011

Culture Awareness/Culture Shock: From NYC to NC

Just returned from a marvelous birthday celebration trip to NYC. This would be in the state that just approved marriage equality.

The culture shock? Coming back to NC, a state that a) is going to vote on a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, and b) a young child was killed because he "acted gay". From

Prosecutors laid out the case Friday against a Durham man charged with killing a 4-year-old boy and 28-year-old-woman, saying he led a “religious” group of women and children who called him “Lord” and feared him.

Peter Lucas Moses, 27, faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Jadon Higganbothan, 4, and Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28. Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against him. Defense attorneys didn't speak in his behalf at a court hearing Friday.

Prosecutors said Moses killed Jadon because he thought the child was gay and McKoy after he learned she couldn't have children and wanted to leave the group.

Time for a change in this state.




manxxman said...

I had seen the article in Towleroad and then today read the entire article from Salon. Sometimes it sucks being gay......but hey, what's the alternative.....being straight, no thanks.

Brett Webb-Mitchell said...