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US: Parents of Tyler Clementi demand apology from anti-gay group for speech referring to their son’s suicide

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  1. Using the death of this young man against equal marriage really is the lowest of the low.

    I hope his parents get an apology but I fear that they may be waiting for a very long time.

  2. NOM has no sense of shame, they wont make an apology to the family even if they are legally mandated to do so.

  3. This is religious fundamentalism at it’s absolute worst. I didn’t think things could get any lower than the Westboro morons. These nut jobs will hurl abuse at the Taliban but they are equally as dangerous. It just shows how incidious and harmful religious ‘conditioning’ can be.

  4. Thought it would be somewhat relevant to mention that Tyler was the first person honored by the band Rise Against in their very powerfull song ‘Make it stop (September’s children)’ if you haven’t heard the song or watched the video,i strongly recommend.

  5. PN is a few days behind on this story.

    The Clementis issued their statement on Monday.

    Dr Morse of NOM responded on Wednesday as follows:
    “The media and activists groups are mischaracterizing my remarks, in which I urged students to befriend gay students, and also urged them all to adhere to the traditional standards of sexual morality. I believe that engaging in uncommitted sex hurts people of both genders and all sexual orientations. I would be happy to meet with Tyler Clementi’s mom and dad to try to move forward and go beyond the highly charged rhetoric that doesn’t help anyone. I don’t think the Clementis know me or what I believe or think or said.”

    Anyone listening to the podcast will discover that the Clementis have every reason to be appalled by Dr Morse’s comments.

    So NOM has effectively refused to retract or apologise.

    The story was broken by Carlos Maza at Equality Matters and has been well covered at GoodAsYou: http://bit.ly/ZbXsi3

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 8 Mar 2013, 5:47pm

    NOM is a catholic sponsored hate group. so no apology will be forthcoming.

  7. BlokeToys 8 Mar 2013, 9:20pm

    Religious fanatics have no shame when it comes to attacking others, they’ll use whatever they can to force their will onto the public.

    I’m afraid the parents will never get an apology. These religious freaks are not capable of basic Human decency – we’ve seen that over and over and over again.

    It’s such a shame, but from all the religious extremism I’m seeing in the news recently when it comes to equality and GLBT issues, I feel the war is just starting up again.

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