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9 Massachusetts High School Students RSVP’d for Tuesday’s ‘Kill All Gay People’ Event

Chelmsford High School, in the northeast corner of Massachusetts, is playing home to a police investigation after administrators were alerted on Wednesday to a Facebook event, set for Jan. 19, called “Kill All Gay People,” which claims, in a spelling error-riddled post, “ever one that s gay dies.” The Facebook page includes a photo of men hitting another person with sticks; it’s captioned “Attack on a gay individual in Iraq.” At least nine students have RSVP’d for the event.

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On:           Jan 14, 2010
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  • 33 Comments
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      What do you expect in country where even a progressive, minority president doesn’t believe or promote equality. gay kids: learn to fight. Your life depends on it.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nicholas B
      Nicholas B

      This is sad. I hope those kids get expilled

      Jan 14, 2010 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      Wonder if the publicity about Uganda’s “kill the gays” bill inspired this? Expelled my ass, they used the net for this; that makes it a federal offense. The FBI needs to be involved. There should be prosecutions. Also, their parents need to be made very uncomfortable in a very public way, which, in Massachusetts will be very uncomfortable indeed.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel
      Daniel

      ahahahahah Nicholas B you are hysterical.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      I wonder what the kids can possibly say in their own defense. There’s nothing ambiguous about that event.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Al
      Al

      @ Jaroslaw: They’ll inevitably blame it on media or pop music/culture.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      @ Al: the media lobby has seen to it that that can’t be used as a defense. These punks are on their own. Anybody in Massachusetts local that can keep us up to date on this? I’d be curious to know what’s being done. I’d also love to kick their asses if I wasn’t in California.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • graham
      graham

      Article from the local paper:

      http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_14182795

      Jan 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Just tomorrow’s Sarah Palin voters.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Crackers
      Crackers

      More evidence for the Prop 8 trial to demonstrate that GLBTQ people are persecuted.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      If you use the internet to organize a lynch mob to kill people, then it isn’t a joke, even if you thought it was a joke. There needs to be federal prosecution, not just a bunch of high school administrators trying to take advantage of a “teachable moment.” Fuck that.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      Guarantee at least 7 of ‘em gots ads on craigs M4M looking to hookup………….

      Jan 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      “Kids’ll do the darnedest things!”

      If the parents had ANY knowledge of this caper beforehand, or—heaven Forbid!—aided or encouraged in any way, then I think they should face the full fury of the law AND a batallion of horny gay prison inmates. Maybe some Dykes on Bikes might like to join?

      Idea copyrighted 2010. All rights reserved by Free-for-all Productions and Str8 SexSlaves Assume The Position, Inc.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WildwoodGuy WA
      WildwoodGuy WA

      The parents should be held directly responsible. These children were not *BORN* hating Gay people. They were *TAUGHT*! The parents are fully responsible.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dasher
      Dasher

      I grew up not far from there, and Chelmsford (known for its golden ginger ale) was a quiet middle-class independent town near Lowell. It’s now a commuting suburb of Boston, and not the quiet small town it used to be. Still, I’d bet the Facebook event “Kill all the Gay People” was a hoax some high school students designed to sucker morons into responding to it. So far, 9 morons have responded.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I’ve always thought that it’s liberals who will kill us first. Conservatives might not like us but at least they respect life.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      I would guess, that because it’s high school related, that a number of these bigots are under eighteen. So, their names will probably not be released and/or their “juvenile records” will be expunged.

      Also, they will probably try to put some kind of spin on it with a lame excuse like they only said they were going to show up so they could explain that this is wrong and they want to talk people out of it.

      I’m confident the wingnuts will come up with something to help them out of this.

      Too bad it can’t be on their permanent transcripts. It might hinder them from being accepted at progressive colleges. Although, it would probably get them a scholarship at Liberty or Regent Universities.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter
      Peter

      Jason;;;;Oh, weren’t those conservatives, that started the genocide in Iraq?

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nicholas B
      Nicholas B

      @Daniel: im pissed its not fair at all when a straight does it to gay they punish if they find them
      if a gay does it to straight they just look for the first gay and punish

      Jan 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      @NICHOLAS B: yeah but what if its really just sum gay kids playin a bad joke or something they still should get punished or like if one kid hijacked another guys account because hes mad at him you really cant tell on facebook haha but its not nice anyway of a straight or a gay

      Jan 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nicholas B
      Nicholas B

      @Lukas P.: well they are threats so what would you do

      Jan 15, 2010 at 9:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      Well, Nicholas, I’d start by finding the perps and anyone who helped them. Refer them to legal authorities, alert the school and the parents. Then, I’d go after the people who aided, abetted or assisted, including those who RSVP’d “Yes.” I’d spend the rest of my trying to understand what you were trying to see what you meant in post No. 19,. Then I would go to work–my job.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 9:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      I guess nobody on this post has kids. Unless you can prove the parents encouraged hate, did nothing to stop the event or similar I don’t see how we can hold parents responsible. Many kids are very good liars and doing things your parents don’t approve of is a game for many to appear “cool.” A coworker I used to clean house for had a daughter. They seemed to have a very good relationship with their kids and the oldest one kept it a secret that she was pregnant for 7-1/2 months!

      #6 Al, thanks for the answer. You’re probably right and how pathetic. So if these kids are so easily influenced, and we are talking about KILLING, not teasing, then they should be incarcerated as a danger to society since they’re so easily influenced (and for stupidity)!

      Jan 15, 2010 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      These kids will probably end up on the staff of The Observer at Notre-Dame!

      Jan 15, 2010 at 10:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz
      schlukitz

      No. 23 · Jaroslaw

      The points you make are very valid.

      However, we should not overlook the fact that the bigotry and hatred these fucked-up kids are displaying, often originates at home and is a reflection of the parents thinking and attitudes toward LGBT people.

      These kids were not born hating gays. They had to learn it someplace.

      This is something we need to keep in mind when we hear about public school teachers and principals who look the other way when when LGBT kids are taunted and beaten on in our public school system.

      The teachers are also the parents of these kids.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JP
      JP

      You know, the article didn’t really say what the school had to do with anything. This appears to be completely outside of school to me.

      If anyone’s to blame, it’s Facebook for allowing this event to be posted. However, I don’t really think there’s anyone to blame and we should all just deal with the fact that there are a lot of asses out there online and they’ll always be around so we should learn to just deal with it.

      They didn’t actually kill anybody, I’m sure, and this isn’t a crime, however much we don’t like it. No one should get expelled or arrested. Maybe take away their Facebook accounts if you’re really upset, but that’s all you can legally do.

      Jan 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      I’m certain the parents of these kids are going to turn out for Scott Brown come Tuesday. The Teabaggers ideal conservative candidate for senate!

      Jan 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jacob
      Jacob

      What a bunch of idiots.
      I cant believe this but its true that the parents must be to blame. The book should be thrown at these sick kids!

      Jan 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      @ JP #26 – It IS illegal, and a federal crime to boot. Congress has been tightening the screws on the net in recent years.

      Jan 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      @jason: Only before you are born. After that, most hard core conservatives could care less.

      Jan 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wen
      Wen

      @30 Ryan, excellent comment.

      Jan 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kf
      kf

      Yes this event is ok. The Uganda law is only the beginning for legalization for killing gays in the US. They want civil rights or civil war so now some is getting upset for taking gays at their word. Aren’t they happy to die for their cause? I requested the leader of the gay killing militia be transfered to Los Angeles along with Bin Laden’s daughter.

      Jan 19, 2010 at 1:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz
      schlukitz

      Advocating the killing of anyone on the Internet, for whatever reason, is a federal crime, KF.

      Your comment has been flagged and if you persist in making more posts of this nature, you will be reported to the FBI as well.

      Jan 19, 2010 at 3:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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