Mother Faces Hate Crime Charges After Trying To “Beat The Gay Out Of” 15-Year-Old Son

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 6.05.24 PMWhiteville, North Carolina resident Mary Gowans won’t be winning the “Mother of the Year” award anytime soon. In fact, the only award she’s eligible for now is a misdemeanor charge of child abuse.

Gowans was cuffed after police arrived at her home on Saturday night, where she had allegedly instructed her 12-year-old son to “beat the gay out of” her 15-year-old son.

She told local CBS affiliate WNEM that he’s been visiting a gay man’s house recently, and she fears her son is being molested.

Her son was forced to strip down to his underwear before the attack, leaving him with a “large abrasion” on his back. The intoxicated woman said she “doesn’t agree with the gay lifestyle” but would never hurt her children.” (Did we miss something??)

She is expected in court on October 9, and could be faced with a possible hate crime. Hopefully she’ll be able to visit a hair salon before then, because girl, that mugshot hair is tired!