SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s gay community blames island authorities for tolerating an atmosphere of homophobia that might have encouraged the slaying of 10 of their number over the past year.
The activist of the Puerto Rico for Everyone Association, Pedro Julio Serrano, told Efe on Tuesday that there is an atmosphere of “institutionalized homophobia” that been no help in stopping the series of killings inflicted on the island’s gays.
Serrano, a leader of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, or LGBT, said that homophobia is well established in institutions like the police and the prosecutor’s office.
Serrano’s accusations come after the gunning down of Justo Luis “Michelle” Gonzalez and Miguel Orlando “La Flaca” Soto, two young transsexuals found dead Sept. 13 on a highway in the town of Juana Diaz.
These two victims increase to 10 the number of murders since last October, when the body of the gay Michell Galindo Rullier, half naked and showing signs of violence, appeared on a San Juan beach.http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=367613&CategoryId=14092
Structural Violence: RELIGION AND CONFLICT
Luc Reychler - Introduction: Towards a Religion of World Politics? - 1997
The International Journal of Peace Studies
Institutional homophobia (or heterosexism)
Edith Cowan University Western Australia
Three British Golden Angels Greet Benedict XVI – Beatified Cardinal Newman - GAY SAINT… September 2010 – As Benedict XVI Orchestrated … REACTION FORMATION???
Threats, Silence, Harm and Disposal of Catholic Personnel Supportive of LGBT Adults and Children - Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s Directives To Hierarchy By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Gay Marriage & Galileo: Pope described as …"so averse to anything intellectual that everyone has to play dense and ignorant to gain his favor"
The Trial of Galileo - by Douglas O. Linder (2002)
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY (UMKC) SCHOOL OF LAW
Homophobia and Heterosexism, February 6, 2008
Gender Equity Resource Center
University of California, Berkeley
Roman Catholic - hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges -
falsely accused gay priests - WATERGATE?
VATICAN like TOBACCO COMPANIES
The Lifetime Harm
They Caused Children and Continue to Cause by Their
Unsubstantiated Antigay Teachings
By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Gay Marriage - WITCH HUNTS ->The Crucible (1996) -> McCarthyism 1940’s -1950’s, -> Benedict XVI 2005
“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.”
…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt !!!