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Thursday, April 5, 2012

To My Unborn Child: If You're Born A Fag, I'll Kill You

In March the hashtag "#tomyunbornchild" trended globally on Twitter.

Most people used the opportunity to be touching, optimistic, hopeful -- human, you might say.

Some saw an avenue to spew homophobic hatred.  Without prompting.  Without personal threat. Without any sense of decency, people began writing things such as this:

“#ToMyUnbornChild if you so much as think about being a homosexual I’ll put a bullet in your damn skull,” 

“#ToMyUnbornChild if you’re gay… You will sleep in the oven” 
 and ....  

“#ToMyUnbornChild if you turn out gay, I will burn you alive.”

Last weekend, writer/director Charlotte Moore had an idea for a PSA -- actual people, with faces, playing soon-to-become parents, and reading some of the tweets.  The result is highly effective.



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