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My god. This has to be the saddest thing to ever happen. People need to learn how to drive dammit! When i first saw the headline i thought it may have been cardiac complications due to overexertion but this is just inexcusable, especially after the DADT activist was killed a few months back in an auto accident. But if anything good is to come ofthis at least father and son are with each other again. This is a real man, who literally died giving everything he had to his family. That kind of devotion is rare and I respect him tremendously. R.I.P Most fathers alive today could learn a thing or two from Mr. Bell.
Also I hope the driver is prosecuted to the fullest extent he can be, although “Careless Driving” doesnt sound too promising a charge. If you get behind the wheel when you know you arent in a condition to be driving, bar having a medical condition you are unaware of such as narcolepsy, and kill someone it is manslaughter and your carelessness has cost a life. Falling asleep at the wheel isnt an excuse, his liscense should be revoked atthe very least.
This is just so horribly sad.
I read about this in the morning and was crushed, I feel for the family going through this, I can’t hold back tears when thinking about his story, rest in peace Joe Bell.
I bet christians are going to call it a miracle
Work of God.
@Ogre Magi: @Red Meat: Yes you both are correct. People like Linda Harvey of missionamerica.com, Bryan Fischer, and the rest of their ilk will be praising God for his death.
Two more people dead because of Bigotry. The ones who are to blame are the parents of the children that tormented Jadin Bell to death in the first place.
@Red Meat: You might well be more correct than your comment might have intended. Both Father and Son had suffered far more than most of us at the hands of bigots, so God called them both early to be with him for ever. While the perpetrators will have to live tormented lives oh Earth and dwell in Hell for eternity after they die.
How bloody fucking sad.
This is incredibly sad.
This is heartbreakingly tragic. I really feel for this family.
OMG! What about the mother/wife in this family? What overwhelming losses for her. There’s nothing that can console her except the love that binds her to her lost family. This is tragedy that no one should have to bear.
@pdxbda: Exactly. My God, this family has had more heartbreak than any family should ever have to bear. For a man to try to turn a parent’s worst nightmare into something positive only to lose his own life is beyond comprehension. I know the mother has got to be in unimaginable pain right now and I only hope she can possibly take some comfort in the fact that God is taking good care of her son and husband til one day she can be reunited in Heaven. My heart is just broken for these people. I know there are a lot of posters who are athiests, and while I respect their views, for myself, I have to believe there is a higher power looking out for this family because if anyone needs it and deserves it, it’s them.
Christoterrorists must be happy now!
Wow. Unbelievable tragedy :’(
R.I.P. to both. At least their spirits can be reunited again.
There are no words that can express the sadness and anger that this story causes. I prayed for Jadin’s soul for months after his death. Now the family must face even more loss and sorrow. Even though Joe’s death was caused by a truck driver who, most likely, should not have been on the road at the time, his death is just another result of the initial bullying. I hope that Jadin’s and Joe’s “killers” deal with the results of their actions for the rest of their lives.
There’s a war on pedestrians in the U.S. just as there is a war on bullied gay teenagers. Drivers often try to hit pedestrians (and bicyclists) on purpose and this guy might have done it on purpose too. It’s his word against, uh, no one’s, that he supposedly “fell asleep at the wheel.” Even if he did that in this case, if he’d hit a car or truck instead of a pedestrian there would be SERIOUS charges.
Drivers who kill pedestrians are routinely given a minor charge like this one. Police and troopers are usually (fat) suburbanites with no personal experience of walking anyplace (even as kids, probably), to whom walking is an alien concept, and who always take the driver’s side.
Even in NYC, where over half the population doesn’t own a car, drivers mow down pedestrians and the police invariably accept the lame “explanation” that the driver somehow accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brake. Seriously, who does that? You’d need to have Alzheimer’s or significant brain damage to step on the gas instead of the brake.
It would be wonderful it this cause was carried on by others, forget all the negative comments!
Just remember what this wonderful Father was doing.
It should not die, we need support from individuals like this. It is a cause worth moving froward.
Hate is easy support support should be!
Think about it!
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tragic. my condolences to the family.
When tragic death happened, as Asian we start thinking of misfortune, bad luck, all the possibility and what if. Joe is an extraordinary father that some of us would never have to bear.
Thursday….October 17, 2013….6:00 AM EDT
Here is the latest information about the funeral for Joe Bell —
His son was there to meet him with open arms
Here are at least 4 important websites for all to visit —
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