Does christianity take any responsibility for discrimination against homosexuality?
Would you want him acquitted of all charges? (I would certainly want to see him rot in jail for the rest of his life)
Why is it okay if it's a straight man murdering a gay man?
Joseph Beidermann was recently acquitted for the murder of a gay man, for stabbing him 61 times with a sword, by using the "gay panic" defense Here is the link to the story (it's NBC news):
You are the ones who refer to America as a "christian nation" and indeed no other belief system has weilded as much influence as christianity on our culture. So do you make any connection between the virulent hetero-supremacist views (which include "hate the sinner, not the sin") that our handed down as "god's word" from the alter, the teaching of bible passages that are interpreted as god himself ordering his followers to murder homosexuals, and the societal pressures that forced this man to believe he had the right, even the responsibility to murder another man for being gay?
What about the jury? Twelve random Americans and every member had to agree with the verdict that he should be set free with no time in prison. Do you think the church's own dehumanizing of homosexuals had any impact on twelve random Americans who think the leisure time of a straight man is infinitely more valuable than the actual life of a gay man? Did you know that many church leaders have stated publicly that they believe homosexuality is a crime that should be punishable by the death penalty?