19 - July, 2005 - Ronnie Antonio Paris Murder
year old Ronnie Antonio Paris was killed by his father. Something about
young Ronnie Antonio's death is deeply disturbing. The news reports
give one the impression his father was teaching his son how to fight.
The goal seems to have been to make sure young Ronnie Antonio grew
up to be a real man, not a sissy or a gay man.
news reports make one shake one's head and rub one's eyes. Surely
that cannot be right. Must have been just hearing things. This has
to be some kind of a terrible dream. The journalists must have been
mistaken. No dad tries to teach a three year old to fight. And
surely no dad would think that teaching a child to fight will keep
him from effeminate or from being gay. Something has to be wrong.
This could not have happened.
courts convicted Ronnie Antonio's father in his son's death. And we
will leave the facts to the courts and to any appeal court trials.
The legal system has the ability to dig up the facts better than we
are, however, a few things that need to be made clear, in case there
More information about Ronnie Antonio Paris can be found on the Stop Hate 2000 Memorial Pages.
year olds have not reached puberty yet. Three year old boys are not
hung like a bull, do not have broad shoulders, muscular biceps, hair
on their chest and a mustache. They do
not spit chewing tobacco 50 yards. And three year old boys do not
run around the county breeding every woman between sixteen and forty
years of age. Three year old boys play with toys, and at times, they
fuss and cry. After all, they are babies you know!
need to be taught communication, so fighting is a last resort and so
fighting is used only in self-defense.
and teaching children how to love is a much more manly thing than
teaching children violence and hatred.
cannot beat the homosexuality or effeminate behavior out of a
person. Nor should you try to do that. Gay bashing is a crime!
are doing time in prison for beating up or killing gay people. More
than one man has been executed for killing somebody he assumed was
a chill pill people. Gays and lesbians are part of society. They
have always been part of society and always will be part of society.
Nothing you can do will change that.
masculine, beloved police office, fire fighter, military officer,
coach, teacher or neighbor had made a real difference in your life
might be gay. Lesbian and gay people are valuable members of our
society, not people to be shunned or feared.