Jair Bolsonaro, the frontrunner in Brazil’s presidential election, was just stabbed at a campaign rally.
The controversial, far-right politician had a knife pierce through his intestines while standing in the center of a crowd in broad daylight. He was quickly whisked off to a nearby hospital, where he underwent a two-hour emergency surgery.
63-year-old Bolsonaro is a former army captain who is often referred to as the “Brazilian Trump.” He’s pro-gun, anti-abortion, and extremely antigay with a history of making inflammatory remarks about gay people, women, and people of different races.
In addition to frequently equating homosexuality with paedophilia, he once said that he would be “incapable of loving a gay son” and that if, god forbid, he did have a gay son, he would hope to see him “die in an accident”.
Lucky for him, his son Flavio, who is also a politician, turned out 100% straight.
36-year-old Flavio also takes after his dad when it comes to homophobia. Not only does he support his father’s antigay policies, but he’s gone on record to say “normal is to be heterosexual” and “I doubt that any father is proud to have a gay son.”
Some of Jair Bolsonaro’s other offenses include saying Congresswoman Maria do Rosario was “not worth raping; she is very ugly” and using racist slurs against Afro-Brazilians.
After his father’s attack, Flavio tweeted: “Unfortunately it was more serious than we had expected. He lost a lot of blood, arrived at the hospital with a [blood] pressure of 10/3, almost dead. His condition now seems stabilized. Pray, please!”
A few hours later, he posted an update on his father’s condition, along with a picture of him smiling in his hospital bed: “Jair Bolsonaro is stronger than ever and ready to be elected president of Brazil in the first round! God has just given us one more sign that good will overcome evil! Thank you to all who have given us strength in this very difficult time! Brazil above all, God above all!”
Jair Bolsonaro está mais forte do que nunca e pronto para ser eleito Presidente do Brasil no 1° TURNO!
Deus acaba de nos dar mais um sinal de que o bem vencerá o mal!
Obrigado a todos que nos deram força nesse momento muito difícil!
Brasil acima de tudo, Deus acima de todos! pic.twitter.com/iijlCFBhE1
— Flavio Bolsonaro 177 Senador_RJ (@FlavioBolsonaro) September 7, 2018
Bolsonaro is currently recovering in intensive care, where he is expected to spend at least a week. The man suspected of stabbing him, Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, was arrested after being beaten by a group of Bolsonaro’s supporters.
After the attack, Human Rights Watch, which has been an outspoken voice against Bolsonaro and his views, condemned the attack.
“Political or ideological differences should only be resolved through democratic processes, and never through violence,” the watchdog group said in a statement. “The Brazilian authorities should carry out a prompt, impartial and thorough investigation into this crime, and ensure that justice is served.”
Indeed! Violence is never the answer.
Parents are obligated to love their children but they don’t necessarily have to fully embrace their gay lifestyle. They just need to respect it but they shouldn’t be forced to attend their children’s gay wedding.
Lifestyle? I think not.
Being gay is being who you are, the science says sexuality is innate, and not a lifestyle.
It is cruel when parents do not accept their children for how they were born or those who they love…
Loving someone doesn’t mean that you have to accept everything about them. Sometime tough love is required. If your friend is involved in a polygamous relationship, will you go to their ceremony? Hell no. They should thank their lucky star if I don’t report it to the police.
@StraightnNarrow. Why do you care so much Castle? What difference does it make as long as they’re happy. You’re like the Queertys Gladys Kravitz.
Drop dead HatenNumbskull
My point is that neither parents nor anyone in our life should be forced to accept everything about us. They just need to respect us and the things they don’t necessarily want to accept. Respect doesn’t mean they have to accept. It’s call individual liberty.
@StraightnNarrow. I have no doubt you’re talking about your own life. No wonder you’re so effed up.
Being gay isn’t a lifestyle, @StraightnNarrow. Furthermore, being gay isn’t wrong and is a normal variation of human sexuality. It shouldn’t even be an issue for the hetero couple that produced the gay person.
@Vince – “Abner! Abner! Something gay is happening over at the Stephens house!”
As for the article…
Anti-gay policies are human rights violations as far as I am concerned.
So now it becomes clear that you are not, and never were a gay man, but a mentally ill tr0ll here to vent their bile regarding us.
You are not wanted here.
You are not liked here.
Your illness based opinions serve nobody.
I am proudly gay, very well adjusted, smile a lot, non-white and non-Christian. I value morality and integrity. Get used to it.
By not attending your child’s “gay” wedding, they aren’t respecting it.
As it has been said, being gay is not a life style choice. it is something innate to ones self, no different than the color of a persons hair/skin/eyes or their height, or the size of their feet.
Are you saying that its common for parents to dislike their children for things like their skin color or height? If so, that would make that parent a horrible person. It’s no different for a parent of a gay person. If a parent only “tolerates”, and won’t accept their children for something that is above their control and that can’t be changed, than that parent is a horrible parent.
And I guess that that is their choice to act like that or think like that. But I would never give people like that much respect or time.
Ditamo, your fallacy, which is obvious to me but oblivious to you, is that if you choose not to respect people who respect you but don’t necessarily accept your choices, that in turn makes you just like the same people whom you deem unworthy of your respect. In the end, you are no better than those people you despise so much. If parents can learn to accept their child being gay, great, but it is not their duty nor their obligation to do so. It’s a very difficult reality for most parents and all the stigmas that come with being gay. Hopefully most of them will evolve in the right direction just like the way Mr. Obama did.
STRAIGHTNNARROW…….. SELF HATING MUCH…….. GET LOST CREEP. GO BACK TO YOUR STUPID TRUMP LOG CABIN WEBSITE.
Either you are lying or are delusional, because there is absolutely no way that you can be “proudly gay” and simultaneously refer to it as a lifestyle. That is one of the more asinine things I have read in awhile, and that’s saying a lot in our current time. And what, pray tell, does being gay have to do with morality and integrity? Nothing at all. being gay has ZERO bearing on one’s morality and integrity. It’s like saying that people with green eyes have more integrity then people with blue or brown. If a family member does not want to attend a gay family member’s wedding, it’s not because they are taking the high road, and we shouldn’t honor their beliefs. Because those beliefs are rooted in ignorance, hardness, fear, and hatred. Sorry, but whoever you are, you are insanely off base with this.
This man said that he would be “incapable of loving a gay son” and that if, god forbid, he did have a gay son, he would hope to see him “die in an accident”. He does not love a gay child and wishes DEATH on that child. His son is no better. I hope his bloodline is sterile so the HATE gene is eradicated. He said nothing about attending a child’s wedding. If he were my father, I would change my name and do everything I could to keep him away from me or anyone I love. The straight life style mistakenly equates a choice is involved in gender affection. There has never been a matter of choice to be hated, despised, assaulted and in some cases killed because of blind mindless hate against same sex attraction. Not much different than the Nazi hate belief against Catholics, Jews, Romani. And the American hate against non-whites among others.
Jesus spoke of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Love one another. There were no conditions imposed.
With Attitudes like this no wonder they lead the world in anti gay hate crimes. I think they did a vice documentary on it not too long ago. Pretty scary.
Drats. Too bad he didn’t DIE. The evil snake…
Hatred generates more hatred. He had it coming and I was hoping this would be the end of it….. It is a pity he did not die.
In case he gets elected, He will be responsible for hundreds, maybe thousands of killings. The loss of his life would be a small problem compared to the loss of the lives of so many LGBT people.
“God has just given us one more sign that good will overcome evil!” Actually what we got is another sign that there is no god, at least not one that cares about evil. But Thousands of years of recorded history already showed us that.
You can CHOOSE a lifestyle such as hippie, trend setter, farmer. . You do not Choose your life! Please keep your narrow mindedness and hateful rhetoric and stay with people who agree with you and continue to be ignorant to the world
Well…..as Reba McEntire sings it. “Sshhh…..it happens.” It is sad that the hate, intolerance and discrimination in the world are totally due to the lack of education on so many subjects and issues. I also blame the churches for preaching hate and spreading it all around because THEY, too, are uneducated and lack the knowledge of the unbiased and legitimate information on many subjects. They use a book written by men over 1500 years ago as a reference. Morons. Would you go to a doctor who uses a medical book written over 1500 years ago to treat his patients? Yeah. Think about it. Do you get it yet?
It is a bitch learning ones lessons the hard way. Though what happened to him is illegal, in the bigger picture he asked for it.
Pierced his intestines ? Too bad it didn’t pierce his heart!! Die scum!
What’s the quickest way fue a populist right wing nut bag to be elected? Get hurt campaigning.
The idiot who did this just made this guy more powerful. Bolsonaro is not a joke. He was involved in the military dictarship that existed previously in Brazil. He is a homophobe, a chauvinist and a racist. If he gets elected it’s not going to be pretty.
TOO BAD THE MONSTER DID NOT DIE A MISERABLE DEATH.
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