Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Despite great improvement in overall attitudes, hatred toward gays and lesbians still alive and well.

Courtesy of the Dallas Voice:  

A lesbian from Seagoville was recovering this week after suffering a dislocated jaw when she was brutally attacked in an apparent anti-gay hate crime at a Mesquite playground. 

The suspect yelled gay epithets while he beat Sondra Scarber after she tried to defend her 4-year-old son from bullying at the hands of the suspect’s children. After knocking Scarber to the ground, the suspect kicked her in the mouth and stomped her face. She would later need surgery on her jaw, which had been knocked an inch-and-a-half out of alignment. 

The assault happened Feb. 17 at the Seabourn Elementary School playground, where Scarber and her partner Hillary Causey had taken their son to play. 

A 10-year-old began pushing their son around so Scarber told the boy to stop. That’s when the boy’s younger sister went to the car to get their father. Causey said she expected the father to tell his son not to pick on a 4-year-old but as he got closer, she could see his anger. At first, he thought Scarber was a man. 

When he realized she was woman, he said, “Oh, it’s a bitch. It’s a bitch,” according to Causey. “You’re a woman, but you think you’re a man.” 

He called her a dyke and a faggot, holding her up by her necklace and repeatedly hitting her in the face until he knocked her out. 

“I’m going to beat you like a man,” he said. 

Causey said a woman who was with the suspect tried to stop him but he pushed her away. He dropped Scarber to the ground and kicked her in the mouth, detaching her jaw on the right side. Scarber said as she was trying to regain consciousness, she saw his foot come down on her face. 

She said her son was standing there watching. 

“Please don’t kill her,” she said he pleaded.

You know as the father of a gay daughter, this is the kind of thing that terrifies me. 

This level of hatred is almost incomprehensible, and yet there are still so many who feel justified in treating gays and lesbians like depositories for all of the hate and anger they feel inside.

I have little doubt that this POS feels that he is a Christian, and probably believes the Bible justifies this kind of behavior toward another human being. Hopefully, after witnessing this, his hatefulness will not be passed on to this children.

All I can say is that I am not a Bible believing Christian, but his behaviors would certainly make me feel justified to respond with a little "eye for an eye."


  1. She sure as hell needs to NOT turn the other cheek.

    She needs to prosecute this guy to the full extent of the law and during sentencing needs to urge the highest sentence allowed by law.

    That 4 year old is going to be traumatized for the rest of his life. "Please don't kill her"? What do you think witnessing that is going to do to that child? For life!

    There needs to be no forgiveness here. No letting this guy off with an apology and shows remorse. This piece of shit needs to be punished, punished hard and it needs to be broadcast as broadly as possible.

    We don't beat people in this country. If you do, you're no patriot and you will be treated as the criminal you are.

    1. And after the criminal trial I hope she files a civil suit and gets all his monies too!

  2. Anonymous2:00 PM

    You said it, Mr G: ". . . all of the hate and anger they feel inside."

    Otherwise, what normal person would be obsessed with the personal life of others?

  3. BabyRaptor2:03 PM

    Meanwhile, the good Christians of the country protest any sort of law that would protect GLBTs from shit like this because they're ever so worried about their "right" to talk about how homosexuality is icky.

    Great example of Jesus' love, that.

  4. eclecticsandra2:20 PM

    I think we know exactly why the 10 year old is a playground bully.

    1. Anita Winecooler6:09 PM

      Great Comment, that's exactly what I thought as I read it. His child learned hate from his example, Hers demonstrated he learned love from hers.

  5. Anonymous2:22 PM


    i'd pay money to watch you dis-member, limb for limb, a fuk_tard like the above mentioned asshole... fact, i'd help

    1. Anonymous2:42 PM

      I'm in! Exactly what that asshole deserves.

    2. Anonymous2:45 PM

      North Texas..hmmm, home of bible thumping republicans...Damn shame!

  6. Anonymous2:24 PM

    This left me seething! I am absolutely shaking with rage. What kind of an animal would do this? And in front of children? I'm sick to my stomach with horror that this man could justify this horrific act! If I had a gun I would put the barrel down the throat of this disgusting vermin and relish blowing his head into next week. One less toxic spill on the planet, I say.

  7. Anonymous2:25 PM

    This is even MORE disturbing. No body SAW anything? WTF? What is wrong with people? They have cell phones in their hands and they don't even call the police, or try to stop this asshole?

    >>The suspect is a black male, standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds. He was wearing a royal blue T-shirt and jeans. He was with a woman and four children. He drove away in a silver, early 2000s Chevy Impala with paper temporary tags.

    About 50 feet away from where she was attacked, a group of adults were playing basketball. None tried to intervene and when the police arrived, they said they didn’t see anything.

    Causey thinks the man’s children go to that school or at least come to play there regularly. When the kids got there, they seemed to know the playground, she said.

    Since then, she and several friends have watched the school parking lot during school. She said they spotted several cars fitting the description dropping off children. Last week, when a friend began following a silver Impala, the woman sped off.

    But she got a license plate number off the car with new black and white Texas plates, which may have replaced the temporary paper tag.

    Hedgpeth said Mesquite police are determined to make an arrest in the case.

    “Someone with this propensity for violence is a danger to everyone in the community,” Hedgpeth said. “This bad guy needs to be arrested so we can prosecute and get him off the street.”

  8. Anonymous2:42 PM

    So sad. There are no words.

  9. Anonymous2:55 PM

    Well when you have utter IDIOTS like this shooting their ignorant mouths off, as if he has a goddamn clue to what he's talking about...



  10. Anonymous3:00 PM

    O/T, but a good part of the conversation:

    Even Andrew Sullivan's "The Dish" today remarks on Sarah Palin's book on Christmas, stating that she, if any one, would be an expert on "miraculous births."

    She'll never escape, when people like Sullivan, who are mainstream and well-respected, keep bringing up the wild ride. She'll never be able to be taken seriously by those who think and care about the future of our country.

    1. white rabbit5:38 PM

      Maybe not be taken seriously by those who think and care about the future of our country as relates to politics but I am so sick and tired of this piece of crap woman making thousands of dollars speaking to Christian religious groups because said groups buy her lies. I hope there's a special place in hell for Sarah Heath Palin! Wouldn't you just love to see Andrew Sullivan grill Sarah in an hour long interview? I would pay good money to see that!

  11. Randall3:02 PM

    "An eye for an eye" leaves everyone blind.

    But that fellow should be locked away,
    and for a very,
    very long time.

    Because he is a savage and has no place in a society.

  12. Anonymous3:09 PM

    Hatred is taught in the home. The entire family is infected by this man's insanity. Of course the 10 year old is a bully. His father is a bully of the worst kind! I HOPE THEY FIND HIM AND SEND HIM OFF TO PRISON FOR LIFE. And get help for all the women and children who witnessed this brutality.

    1. Anonymous5:17 PM

      Makes you wonder what his whole family has to endure, doesn't it? What monster.
      M from MD

  13. Anonymous3:14 PM

    How awful! What is wrong w/our fellow man in America? Wish I'd been near the situation, I'd have taken after him w/a baseball bat! We need to protect each other in our world today - no doubt about it!

  14. Anonymous3:19 PM

    The thing is, he probably does the same to his wife and kids, since the article mentioned he pushed a female from his car aside that wanted to stop him.

    I sure hope, they find this S.O.B., and FAST, because who knows who or what else he might do next!

  15. Anonymous3:34 PM

    I have no words, only tears.

  16. Anonymous3:39 PM

    This is so tragic, but I don't know why you inserted Christianity into this.
    I am adamantly non-religious, but the leap to making this about a Christian being violent and hypocrytical is a dangerous one.
    For the very reason it isn't right for people to hate a group because of their orientation, it is not right to stoke hatred towards another group, especially when it plays no apparent part in the article.

    1. Leland4:35 PM

      Gee, 3:34, where could he POSSIBLY get the idea the guy was christian. Maybe because in all probability he was. With so many preachers spewing hate and preaching violence against the LGBT community (most of it seemingly in the south) the odds are pretty good.

      Blacks and gays. They hate them all. Why? Because they, as trash, need someone they can look down on just to raise their own opinions of themselves.

      I WILL say that the guy was probably an Xtian rather than a true christian, though. Of course, then the question becomes: If there were real christians around, why didn't they try to put a stop to it?

      Only filth beats a woman - ANY woman. I have to say though, that I would LOVE to be there if he tries something like this with one of the professional female boxers! THAT I would pay good money to see!

      I hope that the Feds get involved in prosecuting a hate crime.

      OH! And I would love to see what happens when this a**hole gets into prison and tries his tough guy routine on the existing convict hierarchy. ANOTHER thing I would pay good money for!

    2. Anonymous5:47 PM

      The suspect is black and very well might be Christian, but it is still a dangerous leap to make, as evidenced by your post.

      This story breaks my heart, but it doesn't help to lower the violence and atmosphere of hate by jumping to fomenting hatred of yet another group.

      There will probably be others who read the article who start to say, "typical blacks" or "typical Texans", or "typical X", while the suspect was justfying his hatred for "typical gays".

    3. Leland1:21 AM

      5:47, experience is a good teacher. I grew up in the south. I am still here today essentially due to no other choice. After 60+ years I have seen this crap again and again and again - from exactly the group I mentioned, the ultra-right, hardline "christian" groups.

      Personally, I equate those f**ks with the Taliban and al Qaeda. They may not be as consistent in their physical violence, but their intent is the same - absolute control based on THEIR beliefs.

      Fomenting violence is worse than the actual violence itself many times. Look at the Westboro Church if you want examples. Admittedly they are the loudest of the bunch, but Gryphen would get rather upset if I were to attempt to list even most of them.

      But until people complain enough about the crap I mentioned, nothing can possibly change. Xtians are vicious and dangerous because for the most part they are fanatics.

      You want another opinion? Ask Zerlina about the attacks on her perfectly accurate statements about men and rape. And don't forget to ask her about the threats on her life.

      And all she did was say we need to educate men. You want hate? There it is for you. And guess from whom.

  17. Anonymous3:50 PM

    "as the father of a gay daughter, this is the kind of thing that terrifies me"

    This kind of violence should terrify and horrify anyone with a pulse.

    The people who were nearby and did nothing are almost as despicable as this piece of garbage. I hope he is found, prosecuted, and spends a substantial part of his life rotting in prison.

  18. Anonymous4:03 PM

    I'm White.
    I'm Straight.
    I'm Female.
    I'm almost a Senior Citizen.
    I'm fed up with BS from scum like this and would apply the Lorenna Bobbitt treatment and wouldn't give it a second thought.

  19. This story has a fish-smell to it. If you check the different online stories about this incident, inconsistencies begin to emerge. Besides, who in their right mind goes 11 days with a jaw "one and a half inches" out of alignment before seeking treatment?

    1. Anonymous5:12 PM

      Hmmm.... people without medical insurance. I walked around on a broken foot for a month, as did my mom years ago - you know, just a bruise, the swelling will go down, etc.

      Don't know muh about real life, so you Gargler ?

    2. What's with the personal insult? What is wrong with people like you that you can't disagree with someone without being mean. Is it just because you are anonymous? For 11 days she would have been unable to eat or talk most people would head straight to the ER, or take the ambulance when it came.

    3. Anonymous6:49 PM

      Makes no difference is on here as an anon or as GarColga. No difference in that GarColga means absolutely nothing. It may as well be an anon as it's a dummy name -- so your point is worthless.

      As for your "most people" and "who in their right mind" -- you assume far too much. You're comments shout you've not experienced that which others have

  20. Anonymous5:04 PM

    And the rightwing fuctard like Regnerus would use this incident to say - "see, kids of gays don't do as well as hets." No shit Rightwingnerus who should have his PhD revoked - because most hets don' have to worry about having their face rearranged just for being the sexual orientation they were born to.

  21. Anita Winecooler6:25 PM

    Any parent would be outraged.
    Where does this level of rage come from? When will it end? I can't imagine what his wife and kids must go through behind closed doors if he acts like this, unprovoked, in public.
    I hope they prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and that she sues his ass off and wins.

    1. Leland1:34 AM

      Unfortunately Anita, not all parents ARE outraged by this sort of thing. There are those who actually encourage it! Oh, maybe not specifically by really teaching them "Go out and beat the crap out someone you don't like", but by their own statements and actions they transfer it to their children. Many do it because they have no idea they are actually doing it, but many do it deliberately. And in a lot of cases they learn it in their place of worship, too, nowadays.

      An example? THIS guy. Of course, in this particular case the guy is probably psychotic, but the message gets through to the kids - witness the ten year old playground bully.

      I wonder what that little snot will be like when HE grows up.



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