Homo / Religion
Hate Crimes Down in Los Angeles County With One Exception....
by Dan Savage
on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:58 PM
Remember how anti-Mormon, anti-Christian hate crimes totally skyrocketed in California after Prop 8 because gays and lesbians are so angry and violent and hateful and intolerant? LA Times:
Los Angeles County saw an overall 4% drop in hate crimes last year, while crimes against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people increased, prompted in part by last November’s highly charged Proposition 8 initiative, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California, according to a new report released today.
There were 134 sexual-orientation hate crimes reported last year, up from 111 in 2007, and [anti-gay hate crimes] were more likely to be violent than hate crimes motivated by race or religion, according to the annual Hate Crime Report by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.
Gay people sure are violent—just look at how we're always throwing our faces at the fists of gay bashers and how we make conservative religious people look bad by forcing them to strip us of our civil rights. How do we sleep at night?