Posted by: Catherine Lugg | June 26, 2012

Two teen lesbians were shot in Texas

And one has died. According to MSNBC:

Two teenage girls in a relationship were found with gunshot wounds to the head in a south Texas park, with one of them dying from her injuries, media reports say. Police were searching for their assailants.

Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area in Portland by a couple Saturday, said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright…

Olgin, originally from Ingleside but recently living in Corpus Christi, died; Chapa, of Sinton, was rushed to a hospital where she had surgery and was in serious but stable condition on Sunday…

Meanwhile today the Texas GOP has released it’s party platform. It’s a real doozy. Here’s a key paragraph (out of many) addressing the rights of queers.

Homosexuality ― We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.
P ‐ 8
Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle, in public policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction or belief in traditional values.

I fear until the GOP in Texas, the only viable political party in Texas, repents from its Christian Reconstructionist ways,* it will remain literally “open season” on queers who live in the hate state of Texas.

*Christian Reconstructionists are the Protestant version of the Taliban. Reconstructionists would like to end the current US Constitution and establish an old-testament style theocracy in the United States. They have had great debates over the proper Biblical method of execution. Seriously. They finally decided that stoning was the best way to go since stones are cheap and plentiful. In some parts of the US–like Texas–they have majority control over the state GOP. I urge you to read the Texas Republican Party’s Platform document in its entirety.

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  1. God, this is horrible (and for me, God isn’t a metaphor or a tool for hatred, violence or prejudice). This is the kind of crap that has me looking for a saner place to live than in the US.


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