Mar 11, 2010
joined My Stranger Face
Mar 11, 2010
commented on High School In Mississippi Cancels Prom to Prevent Lesbian Student From Bringing Female Date—And Potentially Incites Violence Against Lesbian Student
So, I've been looking at other news sites, and specifically, Yahoo News's coverage of this. The comments section is pretty horrifying. Here are just a few quotes taken from their comments board.
"Many of you people posting comments about this circus are sicker than these girls. THERE IS NO REASON OR RATIONAL TO HOMOSEXUALITY, PERIOD. It is obviously a mental condition exhibited by one percent of the population, and they will not overrule the majority. They must be told, POINT BLANK RANGE that their affliction needs immediate attention. For you scientific types: If homosexuality were "normal", then on a Bell-shaped curve, there would be an EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF BOTH HOMO AND HETERO POPULATION. There is not and therefore the curve will be massively skewed. WHERE ARE YOU PEOPLE'S COMMON SENSE?"
"They should let the dyke take her girl friend to the prom if she promises to put on a diving show for the boys after the prom. See how easy it is to work out a compromise instead of all this fighting?"
Those are some of the worst examples. On the plus side, there are many encouraging posts as well, and under the comment ratings, the homophobic comments are almost uniformly rated negatively. They are loud, but few.