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US: Police launch murder probe after gay Mississippi mayoral candidate found dead

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  1. Liam the God 28 Feb 2013, 12:58pm

    Black and Gay in Mississippi has to be a dangerous combination. However, I will await more info before I comment further.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 28 Feb 2013, 5:38pm

      I was thinking that. That state is KKK country, the bible belt, one of the most backward states in America apparently.

      1. really Robert? You say MS is ‘kkk country’….are you serious?? Is this the 1960’s? i think not…..! ridiculous

  2. Jim middle tn 28 Feb 2013, 5:56pm

    my sympathies to the family and friends of Marco McMillian…. and may I add a few things .. do y’all makes about Mississippi from a personal experience, or reports of the news .. or research .. granted Mississippi isnt the most progressive state in the country . but there are major of us who call it home ..
    and it hurts my heart when I see statements make about the south ..
    we many not be what we seem .. there are many of us (the gblt community) who call the south home .. and we know all the pros and cons of living in the south . some of you only see the negative .. this man who was openly gay and running for the mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi speaks alot for the area .. as his manager was quoted in this article saying his sexuality wasnt a issue.. so please dont bash the south and in this case Mississippi too much .. you must remember that there is family (gblt) who live, work and enjoy life here

    1. Liam the God 28 Feb 2013, 6:07pm

      Yup, all we know about the Deep South is from “Mississippi Burning”. Never do we bother searching the news for confirmation. Never look for outside info. Nope, we’re a lot like Christians pretending to be Scientific in that respect.
      What do YOU know about the UK? Let’s have a cultural exchange.

      1. Liam the God 1 Mar 2013, 12:45pm

        Oh dear, I also forgot that Stereotype Americans don’t understand “IRONY” or “SATIRE”, As witnessed by the downvotes on my comment. Well done for showing the Stereotype as quite accurate.

  3. Making a blanket statement about people in any given area is bad. There are those of us that do call the south home with all the good and bad things. Personally I live in Texas and we aren’t all cowboys, ranchers or heterosexual. Having said that the north has its problems too. We all need to understand one another better and be more tolerant. Remember, WE are not the ones threatening to kill others because of their sexuality or religious beliefs. This poor man’s death will hopefully be investigated as well as possible and the perp brought to justice.

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