Teen Tragedy Twisted into Gay Martyrdom
Paul E. Rondeau
With bitter tears barely dry over the murder of a troubled 15 year old boy by a 14 year old classmate, gay activists are already exploiting the very tragedy that their activism in K-12 schools helped create. Media spin by gay activists has already gone out to push for ever more exposure of students to sexual diversity in schools—as if more of the problem is the cure. The GLSTN sponsored National Day of Silence, marketed as raising awareness of “homophobia” in schools, was dedicated this year to Larry.
Diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder, Larry King could not bond with his parents. Taunted in earlier grades for being small and effeminate, in his stiletto heels Larry now chased other boys at school taunting them in the hallways with “you know you want me” and in the boys locker room with “you look hot.”
Last January, Larry started to show up for class at Oxnard, Calif.'s E. O. Green Junior High School decked out in women's accessories and maxed out in women’s makeup. Larry’s behavior is a significant indicator that he likely suffered from Gender Identity Disorder. He told a teacher that he wanted to be called Leticia. Teachers complained to management that his dress was disruptive but were brushed off.
One teacher told Larry to wash off his eyeliner and makeup. He did—but returned the next day with even more. He informed his teacher that he could wear makeup if he wanted: Ms. Epstein, the assistant principal (who was open about her lesbianism among the faculty) told him wearing make-up and girls clothes was his right. Another teacher gave Larry a green evening dress to “show her support.”
While he enjoyed the limelight and the school sent memos to faculty demanding they insure his “right” to sexual expression, Larry’s already low GPA sank from 1.71 to a dismal 1.0.
Brandon, a 14 year old classmate, was a fascination for Larry. Larry would walk close to Brandon, study him, and even claimed they had dated. Teachers suspect there was no relationship but nevertheless Larry threatened Brandon that he would tell the whole school “about them” if Brandon wasn’t nicer to him. Just before Valentine’s Day, Larry asked Brandon in front of his friends to be his Valentine. On Valentine’s Day Brandon sat behind Larry in class, pulled out gun, and shot him in the head. He then calmly walked out of class.
No one blames Larry for his own murder. But, says one teacher, they also failed Brandon. “We didn't know the bullying was coming from the other side—Larry was pushing as hard as he could, because he liked the attention." Brandon’s father Bill goes further: "Brandon was being terrorized," he says. "He was being stalked almost, to the degree of the school should have never let this happen." And while Larry’s father Greg King feels no sympathy for Brandon, even he believes his son sexually harassed Brandon. And, he resents that gay activist groups have “appropriated” the tragedy for their cause.
Teachers were barred from doing anything that might interfere with Larry’s “freedom” of sexual expression...even if he was at risk mentally and physically. “Sexual diversity” was enabled as an attention getting weapon of one disturbed adolescent child against others. One child would ultimately become so distraught that he murdered his tormentor.
Assistant Principal Epstein (who Larry’s father and others say confused her job with promoting gay rights) would be promoted to principal of an elementary school. Mr. King called the promotion “a slap in the face to my family.” He went on to say "I think the gay-rights people want it to be a gay-rights issue, because it makes a poster child out of my son." King is sueing the school system and is not so sure his son was in fact gay.)
Radical politically correct ‘sexuality diversity’ school environments put children at risk mentally, medically, and physically: they actually foster hostility rather than prevent it. Recently, PFOX (pfox.org) created a firestorm just for issuing a press release that reported the well documented increased health hazards of ‘coming out early’ that gay advocates proudly promote. We agree with Greg King, Larry’s father: (In fact, it has been reported that Mr. King is not so sure his son was in fact gay.)
Political correctness failed two children who both needed help. It created an environment where neither child could get the help nor safety they should have been guaranteed. This confluence of tragic events could have been stopped. It cost one life and destroyed another. Protecting and even encouraging “expression” of sexual diversity at any cost blinded some and left others helpless to intercede.
Newsweek reported (see http://www.newsweek.com/id/147790) that for many parents, the question was not whether Larry was homosexual but rather was Larry allowed to push the boundaries so far that he put himself and others in danger. We may never know whether Larry’s behavior was a cry for attention, Gender Identity Disorder, or something else.
One thing we do know: School children are just that—children. Not pawns for political agendas.
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