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(11 Alive)   Interview with teen who was assaulted by his family during their "pray the gay away" intervention. He says that he's going to donate some of the almost $90k raised for him to gay youth groups   (11alive.com) divider line 152
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2014-08-30 05:11:04 PM  
From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?
 
2014-08-30 05:54:09 PM  
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2014-08-30 06:23:31 PM  

2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?


That would infringe on their religious beliefs or something. Like Jesus said, "Am I gonna have to smack a biatch?"
 
2014-08-30 06:47:46 PM  
Way to go, kid.
 
2014-08-30 08:15:44 PM  
While I applaud the kid's generosity, he should keep the cash for himself.  90k doesn't go terribly far in this world, I'm afraid.
 
2014-08-30 08:15:48 PM  

grumpfuff: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

That would infringe on their religious beliefs or something. Like Jesus said, "Am I gonna have to smack a biatch?"


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2014-08-30 08:18:12 PM  
The gay kid does nothing for me. On the other hand it's hard to find one person into domination, let alone a whole family. Those adults doing violence gave me the weirdest boner and I'd like to know if they charge by the hour.
 
2014-08-30 08:19:22 PM  

kudayta: While I applaud the kid's generosity, he should keep the cash for himself.  90k doesn't go terribly far in this world, I'm afraid.


Definitely true and having that money around would really help his independence after getting kicked out.

I understand if he feels a little prideful or guilty about keeping a large sum from strangers, but those strangers are donating hilly expecting him to use this to his own ends rather than being charitable.
 
2014-08-30 08:20:05 PM  
Hilly = here according to my phone.
 
2014-08-30 08:21:33 PM  

2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?


The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.
 
2014-08-30 08:22:09 PM  

kudayta: While I applaud the kid's generosity, he should keep the cash for himself.  90k doesn't go terribly far in this world, I'm afraid.


I have to agree, particularly since he'll have to pay taxes on it.
 
2014-08-30 08:24:26 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.


That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.
 
2014-08-30 08:25:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.


I love you for using this term which I haven't heard tell of in nary a coon's age.
 
2014-08-30 08:25:41 PM  
i guess the intervention didn't work?
 
2014-08-30 08:31:07 PM  

some_beer_drinker: i guess the intervention didn't work?


Does it ever?
 
2014-08-30 08:32:15 PM  

Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.


Where, exactly?
 
2014-08-30 08:34:13 PM  

timswar: Hilly = here according to my phone.


Silly bunt.
 
2014-08-30 08:37:33 PM  

kudayta: While I applaud the kid's generosity, he should keep the cash for himself.  90k doesn't go terribly far in this world, I'm afraid.


It will buy a hell of a lot of KY though.
 
2014-08-30 08:37:33 PM  
*clap* *clap* *clap*

Let''s hear it for Jesus!
 
2014-08-30 08:37:43 PM  
He should take the money and move. No need to endure the negative feelings from his family and neighbors.

In any medium- or large-size city in the US he'll instantly find a community and a network for housing, jobs, fun, etc.
 
2014-08-30 08:39:39 PM  
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2014-08-30 08:42:45 PM  
More hate from religious people. I guess it is only news because they directed it at their own child ... otherwise it is business as usual for them.
 
2014-08-30 08:43:59 PM  
Get out kid.

Leave your dysfunctional family behind.
 
2014-08-30 08:45:52 PM  

some_beer_drinker: i guess the intervention didn't work?


Nope. His parents are still hateful idiots.
 
2014-08-30 08:46:24 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.

Where, exactly?


Wait, shot of them is a real turn of phrase? Seriously? I've never heard it before.
 
2014-08-30 08:47:07 PM  
Why would the family do that?  That's really gay!

/retarded too
 
2014-08-30 08:48:12 PM  

Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.

Where, exactly?

Wait, shot of them is a real turn of phrase? Seriously? I've never heard it before.


I remember my Irish gran saying it when I was small.
 
2014-08-30 08:49:39 PM  

jaytkay: He should take the money and move. No need to endure the negative feelings from his family and neighbors.

In any medium- or large-size city in the US he'll instantly find a community and a network for housing, jobs, fun, etc.


This. ( I'd recommend Portland, OR, just because of the cooler weather...)

/ honestly, the heat & humidity in the South is enough to keep people like me far away.
 
2014-08-30 08:52:18 PM  

Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.

Where, exactly?

Wait, shot of them is a real turn of phrase? Seriously? I've never heard it before.


Yeah - I grew up with it.  I guess it must be old-fashioned.  To be shot of it means to get rid of it.
 
2014-08-30 08:54:31 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.

Where, exactly?

Wait, shot of them is a real turn of phrase? Seriously? I've never heard it before.

Yeah - I grew up with it.  I guess it must be old-fashioned.  To be shot of it means to get rid of it.


Well, fark me in the ass with a paddle. I never knew that.
 
2014-08-30 08:59:41 PM  

namegoeshere: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.

Where, exactly?

Wait, shot of them is a real turn of phrase? Seriously? I've never heard it before.

I remember my Irish gran saying it when I was small.


Some areas use the word "shut" instead of "shot". I'm sure that's what serious was referring to.
 
2014-08-30 08:59:51 PM  
He's gay but his family are the cocksuckers.
 
2014-08-30 09:02:57 PM  
Somehow I get the impression his parents and local family are not Harvard alumni. Just sayin....
 
2014-08-30 09:03:51 PM  

Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.

Where, exactly?

Wait, shot of them is a real turn of phrase? Seriously? I've never heard it before.

Yeah - I grew up with it.  I guess it must be old-fashioned.  To be shot of it means to get rid of it.

Well, fark me in the ass with a paddle. I never knew that.


I'm thinking it may be a corruption of the past tense of shed, as in, " to be shed of those people, I wouldn't shed a tear."  This becomes "we're shod/shot of those people."
 
2014-08-30 09:04:44 PM  

Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.

Where, exactly?

Wait, shot of them is a real turn of phrase? Seriously? I've never heard it before.

Yeah - I grew up with it.  I guess it must be old-fashioned.  To be shot of it means to get rid of it.

Well, fark me in the ass with a paddle. I never knew that.


I normally charge for that, but I'll give you a farker discount.
 
2014-08-30 09:06:22 PM  
Now the whole world knows you raised a Gay child. And because everyone knows being gay is a choice it leads us to just one question. "What the fark did you do to him"?
 
2014-08-30 09:06:47 PM  
Approves of the family's actions

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but they should have tried a baptism instead of laying on hands

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2014-08-30 09:08:19 PM  
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2014-08-30 09:09:20 PM  

grumpfuff: Like Jesus said, "Am I gonna have to smack a biatch?"


Wasn't that Wayne Brady?
 
2014-08-30 09:11:06 PM  
My wife has met him where he works before this all happened.  He's a nice guy and really isn't wild about being in the spotlight over this.  Apparently he's had to go into hiding to avoid further backlash.
 
2014-08-30 09:12:34 PM  

Geoff Peterson: namegoeshere: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: Serious Black: Benevolent Misanthrope: 2xhelix: From another story I read, his aunt said that the stepmother had punched him and split his lip.  How come the father and her haven't been arrested for assault and battery?

The kid would have to press charges.  Sounds like he just wants shot of them.

That's a Freudian typo if I've ever seen one.

Where, exactly?

Wait, shot of them is a real turn of phrase? Seriously? I've never heard it before.

I remember my Irish gran saying it when I was small.

Some areas use the word "shut" instead of "shot". I'm sure that's what serious was referring to.


I've also heard "shod of". Which always made me think of a horse being shod, which was funny to young me.
 
2014-08-30 09:13:07 PM  

BullBearMS: [38.media.tumblr.com image 526x526]


Word. The. Fark. UP~!
 
2014-08-30 09:19:59 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: My wife has met him


Well please have your wife tell him to MOVE!!

He could go to Duluth or Peoria and find a welcoming community. He's in Georgia. Atlanta probably has more gay men than a dozen US states.

I can understand being attached to you home town. If your neighbors and family weren't intent on harming you.
 
2014-08-30 09:20:02 PM  

stuffy: Now the whole world knows you raised a Gay child. And because everyone knows being gay is a choice it leads us to just one question. "What the fark did you do to him"?


Those of us who know that being gay is rarely a choice are pointing out to the parents that gay people are gay because of their genes and/or environment. His parents are largely responsible for both, so it must have been something they've done or else just their defective, defective genetics.
 
2014-08-30 09:38:45 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Somehow I get the impression his parents and local family are not Harvard alumni. Just sayin....


I dunno. The Chancellor of Harvard wrote some pretty scathing attacks on science in the 1800's. I read some of them in Popular Science on Wikisource. Ivy League schools apparently were highly religious in nature. They also were debating raising the age of admission from like 12 to 16 at the time. Harvard and Yale were basically boarding schools for the promising but had a deeply religious conservative nature in today's terms.

Somehow I don't think any boarding school with boys would have been adverse to a sound thrashing. In fact they would organize the students so that they would thrash each other within guidelines for inappropriate behavior.

It wouldn't have been "pray the gay away" as much as "beat you until you stopped expressing your gayness." But you'd still get split lips etc in the course of your regular blanket parties if you shrugged off the official canings.
 
2014-08-30 09:49:45 PM  
Some people don't deserve their children.
 
2014-08-30 09:53:40 PM  
Christianity, the so-called "religion of peace" strikes again.
 
2014-08-30 09:54:51 PM  
If only the idiot parents could "pray their hate away." Their son certainly didn't "choose" to be gay, but they did choose to be complete troglodytes about it.

I cannot believe this shiat still happens in this day and age.  

*sigh*
 
2014-08-30 09:55:01 PM  

I Put Ketchup On My Smoked Brisket: I dunno. The Chancellor of Harvard wrote some pretty scathing attacks on science in the 1800's. I read some of them in Popular Science on Wikisource. Ivy League schools apparently were highly religious in nature. They also were debating raising the age of admission from like 12 to 16 at the time. Harvard and Yale were basically boarding schools for the promising but had a deeply religious conservative nature in today's terms.


Western universities evolved from medieval Christian monasteries. Christianity may or may not have been responsible for the fall of Rome and the loss of knowledge at the start of the middle ages. But most of what we know about the classical world comes to us through records preserved by Christian monasteries. I'm no fan of either the medieval or modern exoteric Christian church. But yeah, that's one thing they did right.
 
2014-08-30 09:55:34 PM  

Begoggle: Christianity, Abrahamic the so-called "religion of peace" strikes again.


What do you expect from a family of religions founded by a guy whose principal qualification was his willingness to murder his child to please a god that only ordered him to do so for teh lulz?
 
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