Murdered Gay Teen's Teacher "Relates To" His Killer
HBO's important (and, at times, shocking) documentary, Valentine Road, detailing the murder of 15-year old California teen Larry King at the hands of his 14-year old classmate, debuted on Monday night. One of the most jaw dropping scenes (of many) included an interview with Larry's seventh grade teacher Shirley Brown. In the interview, Shirley puts on display the kind of anti-gay bias that may have contributed to the school's deadly homophobic culture.
"I do believe in a heaven and a hell, and I do believe Larry honestly did not have a clue, honestly, the consequences of his actions. I relate to Brandon because I could see my own self being in that very same position. I don't know if I would have taken a gun, but a good, swift kick in the butt might work really well," Shirley says before laughing.
Shirley then goes on to call the memorial service held for her 15-year old student a "gay pride" event with an obvious air of disgust.
(Clip and source: Gawker)