Pongo writes…

Once again, there will be a chorus screaming “special rights” when the subject of gay bashing being punished as a hate crime arises. But near as anybody can tell, the opportunity to be threatened, humiliated and to live in fear of being beaten to death is the only “special right” our culture bestows on homosexuals.–Diane Carman

There’s a lot I don’t agree with in Pongo’s post starting with the opening quote. Still I appreciate his openness in broaching the topic of Gay bashing. Myself, I think the notion of a “hate crime” designation for Gay bashing is unnecessary and does bestow a “privilege”. All victims are equal.