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HRC & GLAAD: Four Days of Silence, Will You Speak Up?

UPDATE: Kyle Wood has recanted the charges.

I am almost skeptical of these stories, but was less so this time, given the picture of Kyle Wood.  He is not the first person to have staged such a crime and is perhaps the first gay Republican to have perpetrated such a hoax.  Perhaps, he sought to draw attention to the prejudice we gay Republicans face because of or heterodox (at least in the gay community) opinions.

But, he only succeeded in casting doubt on that prejudice.

It has been four days since gay Republican Kyle Wood was beaten at his home — after an anti-gay and other slurs were spray-painted on his car.  And these are what searches of HRC’s and GLAAD’s web-sites yield:

Both outfits did make space to bash Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Gotta have your priorities.

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13 Comments

  1. They’re afraid cheering the bashers would send the wrong message.

    Comment by Ignatius — October 29, 2012 @ 6:59 pm - October 29, 2012

  2. The “husband” of Mark Pocan (Chad Lee’s opponent) was apparently sending crude, threatening, stalkerish, and racist texts to Kyle Wood before the assault.

    Comment by V the K — October 29, 2012 @ 6:59 pm - October 29, 2012

  3. Why the Human Rights Campaign uses an equals sign is beyond me. Rather than equality for all people it seems you’re not equal unless you are part of the Democrat Party. There nothing democratic about that!

    Comment by Jeff King — October 29, 2012 @ 7:14 pm - October 29, 2012

  4. [...] HRC & GLAAD: Four Days of Silence, Will You Speak Up? [...]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » Conservative media cover Kyle Wood Bashing; Gay Outfits Silent — October 29, 2012 @ 7:18 pm - October 29, 2012

  5. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/purple-wisconsin/176334541.html?ipad=y

    Kyle Wood recants assault charges

    Comment by rusty — October 29, 2012 @ 7:24 pm - October 29, 2012

  6. If Wood was lying, in a misguided (and morally wrong) effort to exploit Phil Frank’s abusive texts and past police record against him… that’s bad.

    Or if Wood was intimidated into recanting, that’s bad. A C-F, one way or the other.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — October 29, 2012 @ 7:44 pm - October 29, 2012

  7. If Wood was lying, in a misguided (and morally wrong) effort to exploit Phil Frank’s abusive texts and past police record against him… that’s bad.

    Can we even be sure the text messages are genuine?

    Comment by Rattlesnake — October 29, 2012 @ 7:52 pm - October 29, 2012

  8. RS, fair question.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — October 29, 2012 @ 8:15 pm - October 29, 2012

  9. [...] HRC & GLAAD: Four Days of Silence, Will You Speak Up? [...]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » Quick note on Kyle Wood recanting his story — October 29, 2012 @ 8:19 pm - October 29, 2012

  10. In fact, Kyle Wood is now saying he lied about the text messages as well.

    Comment by Alex — October 30, 2012 @ 9:55 am - October 30, 2012

  11. Did he open himself to a libel suit, then? The “other shoe” here (waiting to see if it is dropped) would be a full apology/retraction from Wood.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — October 30, 2012 @ 10:00 am - October 30, 2012

  12. He’s opened himself to both a libel suit and criminal charges (false reporting of a crime). A spokesman for Mark Pocan’s campaign is saying that they’re in consultation with an attorney and considering suing for libel.

    Comment by Alex — October 30, 2012 @ 11:09 am - October 30, 2012

  13. Ah yes, here is the update: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/176338211.html

    OK, that makes it official (for me at least). Kyle Wood is a lying a-hole. “Troubled”, or not.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — October 30, 2012 @ 11:25 am - October 30, 2012

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