Sunday, 26 June 2016

Father wouldn't claim son's body of Orlando massacre - because he was gay


More love from the christians....

All the bodies have been returned to their families for burial after the Orlando shootings. However one had to be returned to relatives as the father wouldn't claim his son's body because his son was gay and the father was too ashamed.

I can't imagine how a person could so such a horrible thing. 
“We effectively and efficiently completed the identification, notification and autopsy process within a 72-hour period – a monumental task,” according to an earlier statement by OCME, which worked with the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System to complete the gruesome task. 

But it was touch and go for one particular shooting victim whose father didn’t want to claim the body. Because the son was gay. Because the father was ashamed. Finally and after much convincing, the body was released to Orlando-area relatives and he has been buried.

This young man shall remain anonymous so as not to further victimize the deceased, who was Puerto Rican. But Orlando Latino confirmed the information with several sources. The tale is part of the untold stories of the Latino victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre. 

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In 2009, Puerto Rico’s Senate president alleged during a radio interview that a fellow senator was like “el petardo que no explota” or like a firecracker that doesn’t explode, insinuating he was gay. The statement was denounced by pro LGBT groups. 

Perhaps this why it took pop star Ricky Martin a while before declaring his sexual orientation. He is now the most famous gay Puerto Rican and no doubt his coming out in 2010 helped many others to do the same. In Puerto Rico, everybody loves Ricky Martin – he is famous, wealthy, good looking and more. 

But nobody knew the Orlando shooting victim. No coming out on Oprah for him. And the victim’s family – or at least his father –didn’t accept the son’s sexual orientation, adding further insult to the sad and sensational circumstances of his death. Orlando Latino
This is where religious intolerance leads; to a father so ashamed of his son that he won't even claim his body after death.