"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Thursday, July 14, 2005
A 21 year old Tampa man is charged with murder after his 3-year old son was pummeled into unconsciousness and then died.
Ronnie Paris Jr. went on trial for his own life this week in a Tampa courtroom. The toddler's mother, Nysheerah Paris, testified that her husband thought the boy might be gay and would force him to box.
My own son is 3 years old. Even in the darkest corners of my mind, I can't imagine how any father could do such a thing. How much must one hate gay people - fear gay people - enough to beat a 3-year old child to death out of fear that the child "might be gay"?
I am categorically opposed to capital punishment, but I have no problem with locking some people away for a thousand years. In this case, make it two thousand.