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Christianu2uber Cried Out for Help. It Finally Arrived

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When we first told you about “Christianu2uber” — the 12-year-old self-identified “ex-gay” YouTube user who often talked about religion — plenty of you demanded Queerty take down the video. The boy, whose name we learn is Scott, at times said in his videos he was gay, then not gay; he talked about why gays shouldn’t get married; and when other YouTube users began leaving hateful comments and remixing his videos into tormenting clips, he uploaded a “stop calling me a homo” response. We weren’t in on some joke, posting his videos for laughs. Quite the opposite: We spotted a little boy crying for help on the Internet — a replica of too many gay and gay-questioning boys and girls harassed in school and at home — and yearned for his rescue. It worked.

Though the Christianu2uber account is now closed (this spoof account is not the same one), Scott is not gone. In fact, police are now involved after a dozen-plus YouTube videos (viewed over one million times) and Facebook posts caused web users to rally officials to identify the boy and intervene.

There are reports that Scott, in addition to being harassed himself, began making violent threats against others online, which may be the real reason police got involved.

Either way, the intervention was necessary. Thanks to various online efforts, including a blogger who contacted the FBI about the boy, Scott’s parents and loved ones will know the boy is not well mentally. That he’s questioning his sexuality, and how it butts up against his religious beliefs. That when he shuts the door and turns on the computer, he’s subjecting himself the very hatred and bullying that, we’ve seen, can lead to horror stories.

It’s hard to put this one in the “win” column, but the very technology that was opening this boy up to harm may have saved his life.

By:           editor editor
On:           Apr 23, 2009
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  • 46 Comments
    • Oaklander
      Oaklander

      Well, his parents are now aware. Let’s hope that they are rational people.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Al
      Al

      Dunno, if his parents are Christian they might try to “convert” him through Christian pseudo-psychology. Although he got so much hate on youtube, at least it was an outlet for his thoughts, and he did get some supporting comments as well. I was raised in a Christian home and the internet was a respite from all I heard that was bad about homosexuality – it taught me there was a gay community out there and people who weren’t afraid to express who they were.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alec
      Alec

      Yup, and I still stand by what I said. You should have taken it down.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oaklander
      Oaklander

      @Alec: You are right. Weather this was a confused kid seeking clarity, or a gay kid seeking an audiance, or a straight kid seeking validation… it was a kid. A 12 year old kid. I have shoes older than him. We have no idea how much chaos his life will be.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Emily
      Emily

      If the kid has the views he has, then he could have only gotten it from one source: his parents. Making his parents aware of his exploration of his sexuality was not a smart move. Way to go Queerty, you most likely just put him in more harm’s way.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Please!
      Please!

      @Alec: I also agree.
      Queerty is just trying to cover their ass.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bruno
      Bruno

      It’s not yet a “win” until he’s comfortable in his own skin and respectful of others’ lives. But it’s hopefully a great step forward in his life.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lyndon Evans
      Lyndon Evans

      Thanks folks for the link … “a blogger who contacted the FBI”.

      This was a very important story for me to work on personally once I became aware of “Scott” and what was happening at YouTube.

      Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s when I was a reporter at one of our local radio stations here in Danbury, CT, I was a member of the Exchange Club an one of our “missions” was a National Child Abuse Prevention Progam called ESCAPE. I was the PR director for the program here in CT.

      Although it has been almost 30 years since I was involved with the program, as I now write and blog to the masses on the Internet, helping “Scott” became my mission using all the tools and know-how available to me.

      I’m just so glad this story has a happy ending as compared to others who are bullied, whether gay or straight, and sometimes do the unthinkable to themselves.

      For those who do click on the link, at the very end of the piece at my commentary blog FOCUS is a link to “the happy ending”.

      Thanks to Queerty and your readers who may have gotten involved in this matter.

      As I wrote in the “happy ending” piece, it is so easy to say “it’s not my problem”. More people need to “make it their problem” when they see injustice done to others.

      Again thanks to all.

      Lyndon Evans
      Publisher
      Artlyn Entertainment

      Apr 23, 2009 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hman
      Hman

      @Lyndon Evans: So, have authorities actually intervened, or have they just been contacted?

      Apr 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jojoko
      jojoko

      I’m glad there has been some sort of an intervention with this poor boy. I made a video response to him here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FkMl6BNNf8

      I doubt he personally ever saw it but I know others who were questioning did.

      I hope this boy can find some help. I’m disappointed that 4chan stalked him and more or less outed him to his whole town. But mine and other peoples efforts didn’t go unnoticed.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zack
      Zack

      I completely disagree with those of you who have said these videos should’ve been taken down – if they can’t be posted here, then where should they be posted? This is of interest to our community, and regardless of what you may think of this boy and his issues, this is a blog for our community – any story of interest to the community should be displayed here, without rude comments to the Queerty staff.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lyndon Evans
      Lyndon Evans

      @Hman:

      Well, sneaking pete that I am, you’ll just have to click the link and then the Happy Ending link.

      Why ruin a happy ending for you when you can read it.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John from  England(used to be just John but there are other John's)
      John from England(used to be just John but there are other John's)

      @Lyndon Evans:

      Not being a smart ass who has worked with abused kids etc….but DUH…were do YOU think a 12 year old kid could have gotten his opinions from??

      Mmm, mummy OR daddy??

      Some of the responses here are so dumb to people who have never worked with abused kids and who are like social workers and think that the parents ‘no nothing about what is going on’.

      Depressing.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John from  England(used to be just John but there are other John's)
      John from England(used to be just John but there are other John's)

      @jojoko:

      Did you or does anyone know if social services were called????

      Apr 23, 2009 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jojoko
      jojoko

      @John from England(used to be just John but there are other John’s):

      i did not make any calls because i don’t know where he’s located. but i’m sure that calls were made.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John from  England(used to be just John but there are other John's)
      John from England(used to be just John but there are other John's)

      @jojoko:

      Lets hope.

      People have a funny way in society of never laying blame on the family but the individual, even if he’s just a kid.

      Apr 23, 2009 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      @Hman: This says they intervened:
      http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=&sc2=news&sc3=&id=90233

      Apr 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mojojojo
      mojojojo

      That boy just needs a good hard spanking! Hopefully his daddy will give him one!

      Apr 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      lame

      Apr 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alejandro
      alejandro

      yea i agree with zack.. i dont get why the vid should have been taken down.. there are a town of young kids on youtube. i dont know if its cuz im youngish too, but i dont see whats wrong with it.

      Apr 24, 2009 at 12:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scrufff
      Scrufff

      My best friend “John” has a nephew who from an early age John suspected that the kid might be gay. He spoked with his sister (the kid’s mom) and she was very open minded and supportive as was the entire family (Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc.)

      Cut to the kid today, he’s 17 and has already gone through numerous ex gay therapies (which his family was 100% against) and surprise – he’s still gay and unfortunately he’s still very unhappy. His family is appalled by the kid’s born again Christian diatribes and they have tried to tell him that he’s ok the way he his. The kid doesn’t care – he thinks that god can’t love him this way.

      Again i must stress this is a kid who comes from a family that is liberal, pro gay, not religious in anyway and he’s extremely close with his gay uncle who BTW happens to be an excellent roll model. The lesson of this story is that sometimes even parents with the best intentions, are powerless over the influences of the Christian patriachy’s grip over some of our most vulnerable members of society.

      Apr 24, 2009 at 1:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      @Scrufff: Wow, that’s some story! I’d love to contact you privately about it. Not sure how to do that w/out giving out my email here.

      Apr 24, 2009 at 5:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mte
      mte

      @Emily:

      Exactly. Why didn’t anyone think of this? I mean already know most of the white g/b likes to self-serve themselves (the Jamaican Boycott that actual Jamaicans in Jamacia don’t approve of?) to make it feel like they’re doing something important but god can you at least think of the [white] children? Sheesh no shame at all.

      Apr 24, 2009 at 7:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blake
      blake

      Queerty,

      Why are you publishing this child’s picture? You are profiting off a child whom you have described as being emotionally unstable! Most newspapers have had a policy of not publishing the picture or name of a child in certain circumstances.

      Why not show some decency and take down the picture of this child? He’s 12 years old. He hasn’t hurt anyone. Please don’t hide behind the fact that the child put his image online because that a poor excuse since as a child he lacks the legal and intellectual capacity to understand the consequences of his actions fully or make legal contracts.

      Apr 25, 2009 at 11:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HeteroDefenseLeague
      HeteroDefenseLeague

      Blake, they put up the underage boys photo because homosexual publications, like homosexuals themselves are fascinated with sexualizing underage boys.

      To homosexual pedophiles, it is just one more “twink” the homosexual chicken hawks would like to rape.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HeteroDefenseLeague
      HeteroDefenseLeague

      “My best friend “John” has a nephew who from an early age John suspected that the kid might be gay. He spoked with his sister (the kid’s mom) and she was very open minded and supportive as was the entire family (Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc.)
      Cut to the kid today, he’s 17 and has already gone through numerous ex gay therapies (which his family was 100% against) and surprise – he’s still gay and unfortunately he’s still very unhappy. His family is appalled by the kid’s born again Christian diatribes and they have tried to tell him that he’s ok the way he his. The kid doesn’t care – he thinks that god can’t love him this way.
      Again i must stress this is a kid who comes from a family that is liberal, pro gay, not religious in anyway and he’s extremely close with his gay uncle who BTW happens to be an excellent roll model. The lesson of this story is that sometimes even parents with the best intentions, are powerless over the influences of the Christian patriachy’s grip over some of our most vulnerable members of society.”

      Cut to the kid 20 years from now, who will be HIV positive from attending a bug chasing and gifting party where poppers and tina were served as snack, but is now in prison because he raped and murdered an underage heterosexual christian boy in a drug fueled craze. This is what you get when you are the product of homosexual indoctrination in our fascist, Christian bashing public schools taken over by homosexual pedophile organizations like GLSEN who send out homosexual pedophile recruiters to brainwash vulnerable underage children.

      The prisoner tried to leave the homosexual chosen lifestyle but homosexual extremists told him he was powerless to leave the grip of the Homosexual menace.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 1:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mikeoutwest
      mikeoutwest

      Hey Gays – let’s just not respond to HeteroDefenseLeague. We all know the response and, frankly, if we just ignore these kids like bullies on the playground, they’ll get bored and go away.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HeteroDefenseLeague
      HeteroDefenseLeague

      You guys are upset because we refuse to be bullied and terrorized by you. You’re Homosexual Agenda psychological operations propaganda manifesto written by Kirk and Madsen mandates that you “vilify” all opposition and “get nasty” with them, so that is why you are offensive and hate filled against Christians.

      Mikeoutwest, what you advocate is precisely what heterosexuals want- to be ignored by homosexual extremist hate mongering bigots. But therein lies your problem, homosexuals bigots will never stop attacking us, will never stop being intolerant towards us, will never stop trying to take away our civil rights till we are all dead, silenced or in gulags, will never stop trying to brainwash and recruit our children in schools with psy-ops propaganda written by the pedophile organization GLSEN, and will never stop trying to lower age of consent laws so the homosexual organization MANBLA doesn’t have to print manuals on how to molest and evade law enforcement afterwards.

      So, you see, homosexual Chrisitan bashing bigots will never ignore heterosexuals or Christians because that is their enemy according to them, who using a hate filled epithet call us the B word- “breeders”.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John from  England(used to be just John but there are other John's)
      John from England(used to be just John but there are other John's)

      @HeteroDefenseLeague:

      “You guys are upset because we refuse to be bullied and terrorized by you.”

      Oh stop being such a big, dumb and insane baby. Are you OR are not in the majority?

      Majority means MORE power. Doh!

      I never get when you get hetero’s or white people being really mental about minorities that stand for less the 10% of your F*CKING country??

      What’s up with that?

      Why are you scared, angry or afraid by people YOU hardly know or see…who collectively have enough self hate to…well…’hang themselves’-figurativily or otherwise?

      Deep breaths..

      :)

      Apr 26, 2009 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dennis
      Dennis

      @HeteroDefenseLeague:
      Still here, still posting…so sad. Again, I’ll say we see thru you, we see right thru to your unhappy, anger filled core. As I’ve said before, you’re not fooling ANYONE here, EVERYONE here knows that your crazy posts are the sign of a deeply disturbed person. Lonely, isolated, ranting at anyone who will listen and give you even a minute of their time. (Please, somebody see me, pay attention to me, I hate myself and my life) Nothing that you say has any love or compassion in it…do you have any friends, or anything to do other than troll online? It doesn’t seem that way.

      It must be very hard to be you, so filled with contempt, and so very alone. I wonder what happened to you, were you sexually abused? If so, and that’s what made you so hateful, understand that abuse is not the same as being gay, and there are counselors and therapists who can help you deal with your anger and emotions and live a happier life…and stop taking out your anger on everyone else.

      As for HeteroDefending, if you are “straight”, do you have a loving, sexually enjoyable relationship with a woman? I don’t believe that you do, or ever have. A better way for you to defend heterosexuality would be for you to log off and actually go have a successful heterosexual life, with friends, and a good woman…but I’m quite convinced that you’re not able to do that, and that’s why you’re here, blaming “the gays” for all your troubles.

      So pal, I just need you to know that again, all we can do is PITY you, and your sad, angry isolated existence. All you are on this site is a passing annoyance, not a mind-changer, or a good representative for “your team”. Please get some help, some therapy, some medication for your mental/chemical unbalance and then maybe you can have a life that works for you.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      Yeah, I while ago I made a post about this guy on my blog and people jumped me. All I meant was that I felt bad about him, but the got so pissed of. Well I’m glad he is getting help.

      Apr 26, 2009 at 11:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raphael
      Raphael

      @HeteroDefenseLeague:
      Cut to 20 years in the future….
      People who so loudly condemned homosexuality will find their children and grandchildren mortified by their families.

      Wait, that’s happening now.

      Sorry you lost, HeteroDefenseLeague. It must suck to be on the wrong side of history.

      Apr 27, 2009 at 2:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      @HeteroDefenseLeague:

      It’s wonderful! ROTFL! this is priceless crankery! You’re crackers and it’s cracking me up…

      Apr 27, 2009 at 2:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheLegendOfBaxter
      TheLegendOfBaxter

      Thanks for posting this story. I was wondering what happened to the poor kid after his account was closed. I’m glad that his parents finally know…… @HeteroDefenseLeague you have some serious issues dude. Not everyone is out to get you. Or are they?

      May 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob Moore
      Rob Moore

      @Emily: That isn’t at all true. We absorb a tremendous amount from sources outside our homes. I am a left leaning moderate. My son is conservative leaning ever so slightly towards moderate thinking. Before you ask, I raised him as much as his mother did. We lived in the same house for the first 20 years of his life.

      May 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FAKE
      FAKE

      This article is a fake load of shit the kid has TWO new accounts ChristianU2uber2 and TheChristianu2uber

      May 3, 2009 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous

      This kid is only 10 and he tries to act like an adult.

      I mean cmon, getting upset so easily on the Internet? And making videos to rant his rage?

      Btw, HeterodefenseLeague is a failed flamer.

      Poor kid became an Internet Meme. NOT!
      He deserved it. And no, it isn’t because he’s gay or Christian.

      May 11, 2009 at 1:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anonymouse
      Anonymouse

      This kids a fucking homo

      Aug 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dab
      dab

      hahahaha what a homo

      Dec 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • char
      char

      LOL. Fucking pathetic. “OMG THERE’S PPPL IDK ON TEH INTARNETZ CALLING MEH GAY WAAAAH” B| He gets upset way to easily. I’ve been called gay on the internet and in real life since I was nine. I didn’t react like this. He’s pathetic lmao.

      Aug 8, 2010 at 6:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I'd tell you but I don't wanna get hurt
      I'd tell you but I don't wanna get hurt

      Homo detector is going insane!

      Homohomohomohomohomo…

      Aug 15, 2010 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • daniel renner
      daniel renner

      Hey this kid mita been weird and gay but atheists makin fun of him ur gonna go to hell u pieces of shit so quit makin fun of him just cuz he’s a fruit cake atheists r goin to hell christians rule

      Sep 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justin
      Justin

      It’s kind of sad for this poor homo. Imo he just totally brought it on himself, which is really funny. He also reacts much like a homo might. Good luck in future endeavours homo boy.

      Jan 4, 2011 at 1:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DerpDerpityDerpDerpDerp
      DerpDerpityDerpDerpDerp

      This kid was just a fucking troll. He made account after account and had a friend to help.

      Feb 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Happy Face
      Happy Face

      i first saw this kid around a year ago, watched his videos, then forgot about him. I’m not christian (in fact, i don’t have a religon) but isn’t ‘God’ suppost to love everyone, no matter what??

      I have nothing against gays. I’m a bisexual teenage girl… but I think its funny how he gets upset so easily. Its good to know that his parents know about this. hopefully he will stop this non-sence.

      :)

      Mar 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlackRockRitual
      BlackRockRitual

      It’s unfortunate that this is how the internet works.

      But I don’t think that most people were trolling/flaming him for being a homosexual, but for being a self hating homosexual and a Christian. Many internet users don’t take very kindly to Christianity. And being a self hating, gay Christian, and emotional, and doing so makes you a troll magnet.

      Most internet users are mildly homophobic atheists who believe in gay rights, but don’t much like gay people, and have a vicious hatred of Christians and religion in general. And a knack for looking for emotional weakness in people to exploit.

      Sometimes it’s unfortunate bullying of ignorant kids who have plenty of years to realize what they’re doing wrong without such extreme stuff thrown in their direction and such an “abrupt wake-up” about the “reality of the world”. Kids can be let down gently about how the world works, you know. And then some are like Radio Host Ghost, who rather have it coming.

      Anyway, I hope whatever the situation is, the parents respond appropriately and with tolerance to homosexuals instead of homophobia.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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