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05/27/2008

Ninth life for Vol State hate

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 4-141We've told you before about Neal Anthony, a Tennessee man whose property has been repeatedly attacked with anti-gay graffiti and vandalism. Well over the weekend, Mr. Anthony saw his property targeted for the ninth -- NINTH! -- time, with the perps in this instance leaving behind such charming sentiments as "Gays die" and "Dorothy's in Hell" (a reference to his mom, who passed away in December). Local news report and video at link:

Repeat Hate Crime Victim Seeks Relief [NewsChannel5]
(H/t: Queerty)

Geez, someone get these homo-hostile halfwits a pen and some paper! This homo-hating home makeover is getting out of hand! And by "out of hand," we mean "bringing to light the ass-crazingly frightening reality of gay bias in a state whose reputation is far from queer-accepting as it is."

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Thank God I live in one of the few truly liberal enclaves in Tennessee, where we are represented in Congress by the truly progressive Steve Cohen, who took that triangulating nitwit Harold Ford, Jr's seat.

(Of course, having done such a good job since he was elected in 2006, he's, of course, being challenged in the Democratic primary this year by an unqualified lawyer, Nikki Tinker, whose policies are hard to oppose, since she really doesn't take a stance on any of the issues. But the official reason she's supported in some quarters is that she's black, and Steve Cohen isn't, though he has a superior record on civil rights issues. The actual reason is that he's progressive on gay issues, and some homophobic black pastors in Memphis don't like that. And thus, Nikki.)

Posted by: Evan | May 27, 2008 1:44:42 PM

Can't someone offer to paint over all that with a lovely RAINBOW!

Posted by: LOrion | May 27, 2008 10:43:15 PM

This story is freaking unbelievable! Vandals so determined they cut power to a house?

If someone is that determined to harass him, Neal Anthony has good reason to be very concerned.

Posted by: David | May 27, 2008 11:20:48 PM

Two words:

LAND MINES!

I can't feel sorry for the guy, as he's allowed this to happen nearly a dozen times. If you're too pussified to punk-proof your house from cousin-fucking hillbillies, you need to get out of there.

I lived in the country for 21 years, and wouldn't mind doing it again, later in life. If something like this happened once, you can bet your ass they'd be snagged in a bear trap the next time they tried to pull that bullshit. It would be hard for them to vandalize my home while they're screaming in agony.

Posted by: Scott | May 27, 2008 11:54:08 PM

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