I had to brutally murder the black gay guy because he hit on me

Ah Mississippi. It seems like only last week we were discussing Mississippi having just outlawed slavery 148 years late, and being the last state on the list to pass the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. And then, what do you know – a black gay man who was running for mayor of a Mississippi town, Marco McMillian, is found brutally murdered, but the suspect, Lawrence Reed, says he had to do it because, you see, the gay guy hit on him.

Oh the number of men who would be dead if they were beaten to death every time they hit on a woman.

It’s call the “gay panic” defense, and is based on the theory that the notion of a guy hitting on another guy is so repulsive to a heterosexual man that he would have no choice but to beat his admirer to death.  And the law should let him off for it, because who wouldn’t go crazy and beat a gay guy to death for hitting on him?

It’s clearly a theory geared towards bigoted juries.

And now the alleged Mississippi murderer is using it in 2013.  But to be far, it’s only 1867 in Mississippi.

Marco McMillian with President Obama (undated photo, via McMillian's work Web site)

Marco McMillian with President Obama (undated photo, via McMillian’s work Web site)

The gay panic defense was used a few years back in Southern California when a 15 year old gay boy was executed by a white supremacist classmate because the gay kid had allegedly made a “flirtatious remark” after having been bullied.

The defense was also used by the Ft. Worth, Texas police chief, to explain why his officers brutally beat patrons of a gay bar.  You see, the patrons “inappropriately touched” the cops passing through the bar – in other words, one of them grabbed a cop’s ass.  So they beat the guy so badly that he ended up with a brain injury. Shit happens.

Here’s more on the Reed’s supposed gay panic defense in the Mississippi case, from the local ABC affiliate:

However, the sisters say Reed told them everything. Just after midnight on February 26, their youngest sister received a panicked call from Reed. One sister says, “He called at 12:11am and he told her that the dude (McMillian) was trying to rape him. He was exposing himself to him, playing with himself, telling him to do things and then he’ll take him home.”

He told the girl he was on a back road and couldn’t get away. A few minutes later a bruised, bloody and broken Reed showed up at their back porch. “He just looked like he had been through war…” one sister describes, “He was standing in the back, back here, telling God to forgive him. He didn’t mean to do it, and he was saying that he just wanted to die.”

She says when Reed couldn’t get away from McMillian, he used the chain on his wallet to choke the 200 pound politician. “He was shaking real hard, he was crying real hard, he was circling, begging for somebody to talk to him.”

Judging from GLAAD’s write up, and McMillian’s work Web site, he sounds like quite the accomplished guy.

When asked whether they will prosecute the case as a federal hate crime, the FBI released a statement saying they’re “monitoring the State’s investigation.”

Yeah?  Monitor harder.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1276703871 Ana Maria Mendez Ritchie

    Is that the STAND YOUR “HETERO SEXUAL” GROUNDS defense?

  • http://buddybest.tripod.com/index.html BuddyNovinski

    Holy Aaron McKinney! DIdn’t we just go through this so-called defense in 1998? I suppose Deryl Dedmon has a similar excuse.

  • paulsimon

    Tough. We are here and we are not going away. Your ugliness is the minority view.

  • paulsimon

    Most guys don’t realize that women put up with aggressive approaches for sex all the time.

  • paulsimon

    Amazing you would seek to protect a person who is so scared and belligerent that he threatens death to others.

    Do you have hatred for Gay males also?

  • paulsimon

    His beliefs are not the problem; his threats of violence are.

  • bsplyr264

    just a little paranoid are we, whats a matter, those latent homosexual tendencies scare you?

  • Benjamin Magno

    Opinion on sexuality is one thing. Thinking it’s OK to murder another human being for making one feel uncomfortable is quite another.

  • Benjamin Magno

    The NRA may adopt homophobia. Fear sells guns; I don’t think care what type of fear they use at any given moment.

  • BigPoppaJumbo

    Let’s bury GOP_NYC sixty feet below the surface, because deep down he’s a really good guy

  • JhoffaX

    And nothing of value was lost..

  • WZ

    I was hit on by a gay guy. We were in an elevator and he just turned and kissed me. I was pretty shocked and not very happy about it. But he was a nice guy, and I just told him I was not in to him and we went and had lunch. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I am straight. I may not have liked it, but violence is unacceptable when someone hits on you and they are just pursuing their happiness.

  • StraightMarine

    Thanks for posting what I wanted to say. I’m 6’3”, was 205 (not as lean, not as mean and all that) and was in the Corps for almost a decade. I’ve been in too many fights to count in my life, played every sport I could, and have loved the ladies since I can remember. Most people would call me a “Manly man.” Which is why I cannot stand when people call gay men the F-word or sissy etc. I have served with gay men and women in the Corps that would probably disarm and physically overpower guys like NYC. Marines I am willing to follow into combat, unlike NYC, they don’t hide in behind keyboards and spout hate-filled rhetoric. When they repealed DADT, most of us already knew who was orientated which way, so the only big change was the Marine Corps ball and now health benefits. Some are/were Recon, Scout Snipers, and MARSOC Marines and I am proud to have served with them.

    I’ve been hit on by different guys through the years, and I have NEVER felt anything but flattery at the pass they made and the courage they had in making it. It’s hard for a lot of guys to hit on women, I can only imagine being gay and upping the fear with possible violent retaliations.

    I truly hope he takes your advice, and doesn’t breed.

  • Jim

    I’m a gay guy who used to get cruised heavily by the ladies at the super market when I was younger. Should I have hit them in the face, or worse?

  • liludallas

    Agreed. But, first, we don’t know if it was the case that he did not try to physically engage in a sexual act. Second, I maintain that many of us would still respond differently if it was a woman. All one need do is look at how the courts treat men vs women abusers, how they treat men vs women teachers who engage in sex with their students. That’s my only point.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    OK, in that vein, what if the woman in question said: “He was exposing himself to me, playing with himself, telling me to do things and then he’ll take me home.” That doesn’t seem like a situation in which she’d be justified in shooting the man, would it? If you’d just killed someone who tried to rape you, isn’t that where the story would start and end? You know, like: “He held me down and started raping me”?

  • SkippyFlipjack

    Is this true? They were dating and Reed recorded the whole thing?

  • SkippyFlipjack

    OK.. why, exactly?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gmnotyet Jeff Hall

    Deep down inside he is probably in the closet.

  • Moderator3

    We need to be concerned when someone’s rants becomes threats.

  • unreligious

    There is a big difference between stating your opinion and making threats. It’s a shame that you can not differentiate between the two. Pointing out the fact that his threats maybe something, that he will act on in other situations (as he claims he will) is not hating on someone. Why do you feel that it should be necessary to tolerate someone who threatens violence? If someone threatened you, would you just say oh well they have the right to that belief. Or would you report it to the police?

  • TheMetamorphosisOfGipsy

    watch with not loosing your common sense … ops, too late … did already happen!
    Since when does the law dictate when and how to use your brain and common sense!
    A man that is abusing another male for sexual gain is a homosexual pedophile, you dumb dumb!

  • TheMetamorphosisOfGipsy

    As a physician you should worry about other things instead of ridiculing and bullying someone over a keyboard just because his opinion does not agree with yours!
    You should be ashamed of yourself! I feel horrible for your patients!

  • TheMetamorphosisOfGipsy

    cyber bullying much?

    grow up people, please!

    you embarrass our country enough!!!

  • TheMetamorphosisOfGipsy

    He has the right to speak his mind just like you … what makes your hate against him so special to be tolerated???

    Astounding how the biggest hypocrites want to scream intolerance, while beating someone down for THEIR beliefs … smh!!!!
    Shame on you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jena.powell.9 Jena Powell

    No one said it is not okay for a man to defend himself from another man assaulting him. But it is not okay to murder someone for making a pass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jena.powell.9 Jena Powell

    If you don’t care about it, then why did you take the time to read this article and make a comment?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jena.powell.9 Jena Powell

    IF you assault someone for being guy, you are committing a crime. And just how do you know what it feels like for a man to be penetrated? Really, you are ridiculous.

  • melbach007

    I would think anyone capable of strangling someone with a key chain could open the door to leave the scene.

  • monalisa15

    The prosecutor is so lucky I am not on the jury. I would vote not guilty with no hesitation.

  • BLACK MAN IN BROOKLYN

    Being gay is like a dead tree bears no fruit .not that killing is ok.. I don’t think this has any thing to do with manhood It’s offensive and reprehensible….AND GOD SAID SO….GAY MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD NO WHO THEY ARE COMING INTO CONTACT WITH IT’S NOT OK .AND IT’S NOT THE SAME AS A STRAIGHT MAN AND WOMEN SO PLEASE DON’T COMPARE….POLITIC HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT

  • Obama supporter

    Also I thing GOP is a fake. He assumed the role to manipulate opinion.

  • Obama supporter

    If the guy showed up injured he might have some kind of self defense claim. I know how the media distorts these kinds of stories. Can’t trust the media anymore for the truth, especially if the writer is gay.

  • ashley

    May he really was trying to rape him how do y’all know oh yeah celebrities don’t rape peope. We all know that they do I can’t see somebody killing someone well known unless there mentally ill he would know that it would be investigated. Lets not jump to conclusions and think that the man is lying innocent until proven guilty. We all know there is racism hence travon Martin case. But lets just wait before more details are heard

  • krooshteam

    I dont think he should die but if he actin gay like that ima whoop your ass.i know im tired of seeing faggots on tv and if they were in front of me ima get ya. Wen u die remember adam and eve not adam and steve. And wen u go fuck a fag in da butt u fuckin up ur life. And by the way guys get no feeling like girls get wen they are getting penetrated so obviously thats not where it goes.

  • Emeli

    You are the mentally ill one here.

  • Emeli

    Bingo!

  • dbrockskk1

    legally, no. if it’s a child he’s a pedophile. What’s with the caps?

  • dbrockskk1

    lol that’s exactly what I thought karmanot!

  • dbrockskk1

    Google Matthew Shepard.

  • dbrockskk1

    I’m a teacher. I wouldnt let you anywhere near my kids. period. are you actually afraid of gay people?? how come?

  • Chyann

    … You really have nothing even remotely intelligent to say.

  • CopWife911

    I have known Marco since 1997 as college students. He was an intelligent, caring and humble man. He was often in class wearing a suit and tie. :) He had job offers and worked all over the country. Yet, he returned to Mississippi to help his hometown. Marco had so much potential, he could have gone wherever he wanted politically. His death is tragic on so many levels. Not just for his life that was stolen from him, but the other lives that would have benefited from having him in politics. I will remember and miss him forever.

  • Ninong

    Yeah, well, that’s a big ‘IF’ isn’t it?

  • Ninong

    You mean you tried it and just didn’t like it? You shouldn’t do then unless you’re gay. That’s the way it works.

  • ttoya

    I just dont care about the gay lifestyle

  • http://www.facebook.com/MISTAMAINE977 Robert Walker

    IF HE SAID WAS TRUE.. THEN THATS SELF DEFENSE GAY OR NOT A200 LB MAN TRYING TO TAKE SOME ASS AINT RIGHT AND IF HE WAS DOING THAT TO A WOMAN AND SHE KILLED HIM IT WOULD BE SELF DEFENSE SO THERE YOU HAVE IT

  • GeminiSlim

    So If A Man Corners Another Man And Starts To Physically Force Himself On Him, Why can’t That Man Defend Himself? A Woman Can Defend Herself Against A Rapist, So Why Can’t A Man?

  • GeminiSlim

    Gay Pedophiles!!! Sex With A Male Is Still Homosexual. Is It Not?

  • liludallas

    Just because they were in a relationship doesn’t mean that Marco didn’t force himself on Lawrence…this happens all the time in rape situations.

  • http://twitter.com/tastelesschap tasteless chap

    Mike, I agree!!

  • pappyvet

    I applaud Moderator 4 for banning GOP_Ny, but even though he may no longer be here, he will be somewhere. He was taught this by someone, and he is not alone by a longshot. The rightwing propaganda machine has been spewing hatred like a drug for decades. The audience is large and the consumption is not forced. I’ve heard interviews of people from 80 years ago express the idea that they did not follow the rise of a certain political party in another country because of the psychotic hatred of certain groups of people,but because that party brought a sense of national pride back to them. The fact that a portion of that foundation was based on mythology and lies and manipulation did not matter. The parades were beautiful.
    And who knows,maybe some were telling the truth. Maybe most. But the reality and the danger is that you cant vote for one without getting the other. And that hatred doesnt have to go to the sociopathic extreme that GOP_NY expresses. The idea that Gays and Lesbians are simply somehow less,will do in a pinch. The idea that poor people are all lazy druggies,will do in a pinch. The fact that 10% of the population controls 90% of our Nations wealth is no big deal,will do in a pinch. Progressives are Jesus hating commies will do in a pinch. There is plenty of “other” out there for them to grab. Not voting with the crazies you say? .OK. But you better bring extra beer.

  • mark_in_toronto

    I see lots of division, polarization, hate, fear and a stand-your-ground attitude that will obviously lead to . . . more of the same.
    Unless something is done in the way of a national legislative action, places like back-assward Miss. will make the headlines (like this piece) and America’s image in the world will be . . . more of the same.
    Stop treating each other like the enemy . . . you have enough of those already.

  • Sweetie

    If I recall correctly she also did the whole Laura Schesslinger thing and claimed he deserved to be tortured and killed because (according to the changed testimony of his murderers) made a pass. Of course, if it’s a gay man, he would be overcome with uncontrollable lust at the site of two rather ugly young men and wouldn’t be able to restrain himself, thus setting the natural protective “gay panic” urge of the heterosexual male into motion.

  • Ninong

    What are you talking about? Reed and McMillian had been in a relationship for two weeks!!! Obviously things weren’t working out.

  • Michael Parido

    No doubt he has. Too bad none of them shared his IQ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pat-Bahn/799475006 Pat Bahn

    stuck on a road in the backwoods isn’t a forcible restraint and unless the victim was much bigger then the defendant, seems like self defense isnt’ in order.

    but it’s a messy case no witnesses, and rural mississippi, i’d suggest the best thing to do would be
    to make a plea bargain. offer the defendant 8 years, no horrendous trial, and move forward.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    What bullshit….. the old false equivalency shifter.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    If cougar Phyllis Schlafly ever hit on me I’d be writing this from the Big House.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “and shove it up your ass.” Oh no, now he’s interested.

  • cole3244

    sounds like you are speaking from experience, i regret it if my comment opened old wounds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=98901269 Terry Young Jr.

    So have you ever hit on a woman that wasnt interested in you?

  • TuxedoCartman

    No, you’re not promoting justice; what’re you’re doing is enabling this sick idea our society has that rape is an acceptable punishment for men sent to prison. Zero acceptance: rape is NEVER tolerable, nor funny.

  • Robert

    To be “fair” it’s not
    1867 in Mississippi and before people say such ridiculous things you should know
    what you are talking about. I am an openly gay man from Mississippi who now
    lives in New Jersey. First, the whole thing about Mississippi ratifying the
    13th Amendment was blown WAY out of proportion. Mississippi has spent years
    cleaning up its old constitution using the amendment process rather than
    calling a constitutional convention to rewrite the document. A convention would
    be expensive and disruptive with interest groups from all sides of the spectrum
    jockeying for attention, as you can imagine. Lawmakers decided years ago to
    clean it up using the amendment process, knowing every time one of these things
    ended up on the ballot it would be embarrassing. The method was proposed by an
    African American state senator. Mississippi is a socially and politically
    conservative state that earned its reputation for bigotry. It is just about as
    racist and anti-gay as much of the rest of America, but no more than most
    places. If you have not been there, don’t make judgments based on caricatures.

    As for the McMillan murder, the
    gay panic defense has been used at least twice before in Mississippi and
    failed. The political pressure coming from within the boundaries of Mississippi
    will mean that the police will handle this case carefully. McMillan was much
    too high profile for the gay panic defense to work, even in Mississippi. While
    I agree this should be classified as a hate crime, does it really matter if the
    killer is brought to justice other than for statistical purposes?

    This is a horrible crime and it
    needs to be treated as such. One thing that’s also being lost in this is the
    conflict in social classes. Even in Mississippi, class matters and McMillan was
    educated, successful, and well connected. What I want is for a murdered to go
    to prison for the rest of his life for a despicable crime, and I’m convinced
    that will happen, even in Mississippi.

  • Ninong

    Except that McMillian’s friends have already told police that Reed and McMillian were having an affair and that they got into a fight the night this happened. Reed’s friends say they were “just friends.” Apparently the murder took place at least 9 hours before Reed crashed McMillian’s truck.

    If it was self-defense, then how do you explain dragging the body from the car onto the levee and attempting to set it on fire? Or the fact that Reed stole McMillian’s wallet?

  • http://twitter.com/ProphetessEssie Prophetess Essie

    So let me get this straight (no pun intended). If you peel away the gay panic narrative and look at what happened, we have a person who used deadly force to prevent themselves from being sexually assaulted. And before ANYONE goes on a tirade accusing me of being a homophobe, supporting McMillan’s murder etc., I detest the gay panic defense strategy and I believe the FBI should investigate this death. However, if what Reed is saying is true, this goes FAR BEYOND hitting on someone. As a survivor of rape, I permanently injured and disfigured my attacker. Let’s not conflate the two or minimize the significance of same sex sexual assault.

  • Badgerite

    I don’t believe him.

  • Jeff

    You’re right — we don’t know the whole story and many are saying that the pair were “close” or dating. Since the killer was recording the whole conversation, this doesn’t sound like force. It sounds like blackmail or a future defense for murder.

  • Jeff

    He not only killed the guy, he dragged him behind the car and burnt him. After that, he took the victim’s wallet and car. That’s not self-defense

  • liludallas

    “NO” means “NO”…we don’t know the whole story here. Marco may have been forcing himself on Lawrence and Lawrence defended himself. If a woman killed a man who was trying to rape her, what would be our response on this site? Probably different than the response we are having to this event.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.hyder Jared Hyder

    You would attempt to “take my head off”;what would really happen is you would end up in jail badly beaten…by me. Take your tough-guy attitude and shove it up your ass.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Don’t worry dude, no body wants you.

  • stevesailer

    Affluent older gay + thuggish young poor man is called “rough trade.” And it not infrequently leads to trouble, such as the 1975 murder of movie director Pier Paolo Pasolino. It doesn’t have anything to do with Mississippi or Republicans or whatever you want to be angry about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jokie.x.wilson Jokie X Wilson

    But the NRA isn’t homophobic. Just please bear in mind they have been wonderful to the Pink Pistols, very supportive.

  • cole3244

    again, presuming this story is accurate i think what i am suggesting is justice plain and simple, but i understand your concern.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jokie.x.wilson Jokie X Wilson

    Maybe the fa33ot would shoot first and it would be he (straight guy) who would be dead. <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/jokie.x.wilson Jokie X Wilson

    But was it a *legitimate* rape? “…was trying to rape him. He was exposing himself to him, playing with
    himself, telling him to do things and then he’ll take him home.” Um, don’t you have to at least touch someone for it to be trying to rape? Just sayin’

  • Sweetie

    You may represent a truly small percentage of people who are truly homophobic, but in general, the term heterosexism is what counts. And, most “homophobia” is posturing that comes from perceived social rewards from heterosexist behavior/attitude.

    As long as we continue to use homophobia to define anti-gay animus, we are going to keep seeing the corrupt gay panic defense used again and again.

    Homophobia is used precisely to embed/perpetuate the gay panic defense by falsely making it seem as if gay people are so naturally revolting (like spiders) that heterosexuals have no voluntary control over their desire to kill them.

  • Sweetie

    Not every heterosexist or actual homophobe is gay. Some of them are just mentally disturbed and found a soft target — like the groups of young men who prowl with baseball bats for homeless people or gay men to beat to death.

  • Ninong

    It’s highly unlikely that the politician used physical violence and threatened rape. That’s the least likely scenario. According to Reed’s friends, the two men met at a bar in Clarksdale and became friendly. According to McMillian’s friends the two men were romantically involved.

    “They were having an affair,” said 18-year-old Carlos Jones. “They got to tussling.”

  • Mike meyer

    THANX!

  • victoriousreality

    Some clarification is needed. Did he make a pass at the guy, or did he physically restrain him and try to rape him? If it’s just a pass, then he should have said no thanks and walked away. But if the politician used physical violence and threatened rape, then he had every right to fight back violently.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1298856825 Joanne Equality Robrahn

    Wow–what caused you to hate people so much? If your father, stepfather, coach, or priest, sexually abused you as a child–that doesn’t mean they were gay, it means they were pedophiles. So don’t be such a gay-basher. Psycho!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1298856825 Joanne Equality Robrahn

    ‘Gay Panic’ =Homophobia=hate crime. Unfortunately, the brutally murdered man cannot defend himself against the BS story that is being used as a defense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stanley-James/503792594 Stanley James

    A gay guy hit on me in a restaurant bar. I laughed it off, we talked, we’re now good friends, just not sex friends

    Note GOP-NYC’sss comments below – shows you what a lot of repubs are about – guns and murder

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    No, he is not gay. He may be a self-loathing homosexual, but he’s not gay.

  • Jim Olson

    And deeper down, he’s an NRA member, gun owning psychopath with a concealed carry license.

  • Moderator3

    Deep down he is just a very scared little man and probably not anything to worry about. Nothing one does online is completely anonymous.

  • unreligious

    Actually I think you should trace his HTML from when he registered with American Blog and report him to the police. This guy is on all the time spewing homophobic rants. Threats against people on a web page are often symptoms of someone who acts out these things in real life.

  • stevesailer

    The national press wanted to turn this into the new Trayvon Martin story, but had to drop it when the facts came out back in February that this was a black on black rough trade murder. Then the Washington Post splashed it heavily on March 8 as somehow being tied into Mississippi’s “dark history of racist brutality.”

  • DennisNYC

    No wonder you’re so bat sh*t crazy. A teabagger like you living in beautiful liberal NYC. Get out of our wonderful city you bigoted psychopath.

  • TuxedoCartman

    No matter the situation, the person, or the crime… promoting or enabling rape is never an appropriate answer.

  • Sweetie

    Until people stop using homophobia and start using heterosexism to describe anti-gay animus, this defense is going to continue to be used and will continue to have currency.

    Homophobia is used precisely to embed the gay panic defense by falsely making it seem as if gay people are so naturally revolting (like spiders) that heterosexuals have no voluntary control over their desire to kill them.

  • News Nag

    My earlier guess was that the man running for mayor told his friend with benefits that he might have to eventually out him as part of his full disclosure upon running for office and that the friend with benefits made sure that wouldn’t happen. Of course, I don’t know what happened, but that was my first impression.

  • Sweetie

    It’s going to keep being used, again and again, until people stop using homophobia and start using heterosexism to describe anti-gay animus.

    Homophobia is used precisely to embed the gay panic defense by falsely making it seem as if gay people are so naturally revolting (like spiders) that heterosexuals have no voluntary control over their desire to kill them.

  • News Nag

    Hey, GOP NYC, your “psychotic” accusation is perfectly typical of the Republican projection syndrome, in which you and your fellow mental defectives and degenerates accuse other people of what your pathetic selves actually are. It’s called denial. It’s called fear so strong that you can’t even imagine that it’s you who’s afraid, and so instead you blame your fear on somebody else. It’s also called cowardice.

  • Ninong

    Haha! So I wasn’t the only one to check out what he had been posting and the “sources” of his “facts.” Even though I thought I remembered the 1972 Democratic Party’s National Platform well enough to know that his legalization of pedophilia comment was complete and utter BS, I googled the entire platform anyway just to see what he might be talking about. It was a complete fabrication that had absolutely nothing to do with what he claimed it did. The only thing in common what that it started with “The right to be different…” but the words after that phrase were absolutely nothing like what he claimed.

  • Ninong

    You guys lost. Get over it. Did you hear that the Illinois Republican Party Chairman has called for the Republican Party in Illinois to support gay marriage? It’s true! Check it out. Repeat: Illinois Republican Party Chairman says it’s time for the GOP to accept gay marriage!!! Haha! Even your own party is dumping losers like you who would make it impossible for them to ever win anything ever again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    My guess is you couldn’t blow the head off a pint of beer, but I suppose the fantasy is enjoyable.

  • Ninong

    That comment was a reply to GOP_NYC. I have no idea how it ended up being posted as a reply to tasteless chap by Guest. ??? Now I can’t even edit or delete it because it doesn’t recognize me as the poster???

  • dmhlt_66

    As a physician, professionally I would recommend either:
    [A] Start taking your meds
    [B] If you are taking your meds, see about increasing the dose … OR
    [C] Switch to another med – because what you’re taking now is clearly NOT working

  • Guest

    You guys lost. Get over it. Did you hear that the Illinois Republican Party Chairman has called for the Republican Party in Illinois to support gay marriage? It’s true! Check it out. Repeat: Illinois Republican Party Chairman says it’s time for the GOP to accept gay marriage!!! Haha! Even your own party is dumping losers like you who would make it impossible for them to ever win anything ever again.

  • Ninong

    Loser!

  • Ninong

    Are there still Republicans in New York City?

  • Jim Olson

    Thanks. Reading through his other posts via Disqus he’s clearly an unbalanced gentleman who would, in fact, do one of us harm without a moment’s notice. Truly scary.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg Moderator4

    No, Mike Meyer, you are not banned. But GOP_NYC is.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg Moderator4

    GOP_NYC, you are banned. Good-bye.

  • Jim Olson

    Let me guess, sir, that you are a faithful Christian who attends your church regularly. Would you tell a person of colour the same thing? Do you want “them” living in your neighborhood or shopping in your stores or eating in your restaurants? You sir, are the most honest bigot I’ve seen here on AmericaBlog in a long time. You’re entitled to your opinion, of course, and you’re free to express it. But that freedom does not entitle you to freedom from criticism and ridicule for your bigotry.

  • Indigo

    The courts will have to decide whether old-fashioned “gay panic” is still a legal defense. It shouldn’t be but I bet it’ll fly with a change of venue to a rural township.

  • http://twitter.com/tastelesschap tasteless chap

    GOP_NYC I think you’re gay. And I’m not trying to make a joke. But I’m willing to put money on you being a self-hating gay.

  • samizdat

    You just keep getting funnier the deeper you dig.

  • samizdat

    LOL! ^^^What an insecure loser you are, GOP_NYC. I’m straight, and I’ve been hit on by gay men (hmmm, I feel that is somehow redundant). Didn’t bother me a bit.

    The best one was in a club off of Washington Ave. here in the STL. So I’m standing at the bar, drinking my beer, listening to some sweet drum’n'bass, and this gentleman of about, oh, I don’t know, well, let’s call him twenty-something, asks me (I kid you not), “You look like someone I know. Are you ________?” I smile, and say, “No, I’m afraid I’m not ________. Sorry.” I confess that I have rather a deep voice, and, upon hearing me speak, the poor guy immediately started to apologize profusely, as if to ward off the possibility of blows. I replied, “No problem. L’chaim”, raising my bottle and taking a swig. And he walked off. It was kind of cute, really. (This is not to suggest that gay men do not have deep voices; I mean, who’s gonna be the basso in the Gay Men’s Choir, right?)

    Frankly, GOP_NYC, the sooner you and people like you die off, the sooner the rest of us can give up gingerly stepping around the whole gay, racial, religious, ethnic, nationality bullshit we must do now because of jerks like you. People like you make living so much more stressful than it needs to be. And you’re a crappy provocateur, to boot. Just do us all a favor, ‘K?

    Don’t breed.

  • Mike Meyer

    I suppose I’ll be banned for this, BUT, MR EXECUTIONER, wouldja throw a bunch of THEM in GITMO, to be tortured before YOU killed THEM??? I know YOU can’t, but would YOU?

  • judybrowni

    Nor do the majority of Americans want you around.

    You’re, like the rest of the GOP, are nasty, mean-spirited, narrow-minded, idiotic and a dying breed, thank God.

  • http://twitter.com/tastelesschap tasteless chap

    Get back in your fucking trailer! WE DON’T WANT YOU AROUND!

  • judybrowni

    This is why the GOP can’t win elections except by cheating, lying or gerrymandering.

    You people are insane, and the majority who are sane shun you.

  • http://twitter.com/imreglsu43 Clay Curry

    It doesn’t say anywhere in this article that the guy who killed him was black. The title of the article makes it sound like race also played a role, but that is not the case.

  • Marc

    Ah the ignorance of another dumb heterosexual strikes again. The mentally ill definition you talk about unfortunately falls on you. Small minded, idiotic man! I’m sure karma will catch up with you.

  • Ninong

    He didn’t have to beat himself with a two by four, he crashed McMillian’s truck head on into an oncoming white truck. That’ll do it every time!

    However, it’s possible that he and his victim engaged in a struggle, so that could have resulted in some wear and tear before the crash.

  • GOP_NYC

    There is ZERO reason ANY man should “hit on” another man. You people are mentally ILL. I would treat you just as being just as dangerous as a psychotic on a subway platform. And if you approached me, I’d take your fvcking head off.

  • GOP_NYC

    Get back in your fvcking closets. WE DON’T WANT YOU AROUND.

  • Jim Olson

    And you, sir, are precisely the reason that so many of us fear — yes, fear people like you who demand that you have complete unfettered access to guns. Your level of paranoia that someone might look at you in a way that you think is gay (and, I suspect, is *highly* unlikely in your case) is stunning. We’re not out there prowling around for straight guys to convert. We’re not out there convinced that every guy we meet can be converted. Most of the time, we’re trying to lead our lives, do our jobs, love our families and frankly not get shot at by crazy fucking yahoos like you.

  • LoriWisconsin

    I totally see and agree with your general point.
    In your article, however, there’s a mixup between ‘hitting on’ and assaulting.
    I call flirting and asking for (a date, sex, etc.) ‘hitting on’.
    I call assaulting “touching without consent”.
    Getting a butt squeezed without consent is absolutely wrong, but not deserving of murder.
    And as I think you mean, flirting is not assaulting.
    And an actual assault should be dealt with by an arrest and trial, not a murder.

  • judybrowni

    Exactly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/terri.hemker Terri Hemker

    They damn well have taken him straight to the hospital and gotten a real checkout there complete with pictures. Even then, if he thought he’d get sent away for murder, he’d probably have beaten himself with a two by four first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/terri.hemker Terri Hemker

    Geez, what a really insecure guy. Guess you must not be very sure about your manhood that you wouldn’t be strong enough to just say no, get up, and walk away. I guess that means that, as a woman, if some guy asks me out and I don’t like him then it’s ok for me to pull out my pistol and blow his head off.

  • Zorba

    Sister, all of us women could tell such stories. Think of all the dead men there would be!

  • Jafafa Hots

    And people wonder why we want you terrified, cowardly right-wing lunatics to not have guns.

  • hauksdottir

    “Oh the number of men who would be dead if they were beaten to death every time they hit on a woman.”

    That takes care of almost all of the men and would certainly solve the over-population problem of this planet. ;)

  • cole3244

    presuming this story is accurate i hope mr reed gets his just due and is sent to prison where bubba can have his way with him and violence will not be an option, but since this is miss my hopes of justice in this case are muted to say the least. by the way is miss a state, or better yet should it be a state.

  • askance

    Insecure much?

  • GOP_NYC

    Maybe a straight guy who would put a bullet between your eyes if you pulled that fa33ot shit? I know I would have.

  • UncleBucky

    “Oh the number of men who would be dead if they were beaten to death every time they hit on a woman.”

    Perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    Oh, a Tenther! Good to know. It makes it a lot easier not to take you seriously.

  • scottrose

    You need to go educate yourself better about the concept of “dual sovereignty” and how it applies to jurisdiction in murder cases. If you want to challenge the Matthew Shephard Act on the grounds that it is “unconstitutional,” be our fucking guest. We’ll be glad to blow clown horns in your ignorant face.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Yep, just ask Elizabeth Vargas 20/20′s expert on the Gay. It’s not a hate crime (even if crucified on a barbed wire fence) It’s a robbery or drug deal gone bad. I will loath that woman for her ‘scoop’ on Matthew Shepard until the day I die.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marlin.bynum Marlin Earl Bynum

    So, can I use the straight panic defense the next time a woman hits on me? I am so sick of this crap. This is homophobia at its worst.

  • Mike Meyer

    Another Mathew Shepard—sad.

  • http://twitter.com/OGrady_Texas Mary O’Grady

    Mississippi Goddamn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Herman/713950455 Don Herman

    The Constitution doesn’t define crimes at all. What are you talking about?

  • Ninong

    His sister’s “story” sound like a bunch of BS to me.

  • unclemike

    Forgive me if Im wrong, I’ve only been an American since birth 49 years ago, but I think only a court can find something unconstitutional.

    You typing it here doesn’t make it so, no matter how long you hold your breath and stamp your feet, oh brave anonymous guest1.

  • Max_1

    So the new, “Thanks but I’m not into you” includes getting burned, drug behind a car and murder?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I’d hate to think what Bi-panic must be like—suicide?

  • guest1

    Tis very simple, constitution only mentions about 4 crimes. Hate crimes not being there it falls under the 10th amendment making it a state issue.

  • judybrowni

    Bigots live in cloud cuckoo land, or Bizarro World, where up is down and down is up, and black is white, and hate crime laws are “unconstitutional.”

  • Rob

    I see that we have a constitutional scholar in our midst. How are federal hate crime laws unconstitutional?

  • Hue-Man

    And straight married men have hit on me without me attacking them due to “straight panic”. I’ve no idea what happened in this case but in 99% of the cases the gay man is badly beaten or dead while the other man has barely a scratch. Not a coincidence.

  • http://paymewhatiamworth.com/ Soul Dancer

    as with any story – there’s always ‘more to the story.’

    Calling all those who personally knew Marco McMillian – first hand. Reed says McMillian tried to rape him. Does this accusation fit the character of the McMillian you know? Help us know the McMillian you knew.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Ditto.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037927382 Tony Wichowski

    A Mormon tried to convert me to his filthy lifestyle choice and I panicked and killed him! He was waving around his book of mormon and forcing me to repeat “i know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet”! Who wouldn’t have done the same?!

  • guest1

    Federal hate crimes among a thousand other things are unconstitutional

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Women have hit on me, but somehow I have kept myself from killing them. Could I have had a straight panic and did one of them in?

  • judybrowni

    Oh yeah, hundreds of dead men in my wake, if you count all those who hit on me in the last 50 years.

    Starting from when I was 12 (and looked 9) and up to last month.

    Of course, if you only counted those who tried to pressure me, who made me feel unsafe, or attempted rape, there’d only be dozens dead.

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