Problematizing Lawrence King

The Lawrence King murder raises more questions this morning. Time‘s John Cloud wonders whether gay groups like the Task Force should be politicizing the 15-year old’s shooting death. Do we highlight his homosexuality as the alleged motive behind last weeks bloodshed. Cloud says “no,” and points to evidence that suggests gay kids aren’t as endangered as some would believe. He concludes, We may never know the real motivations for King’s murder. …But [Brandon McInerney’s] victim’s heartbreaking life and death should be occasions for mourning, not legislation.” [Time]