Heterosexual Menace: Straight Married Couple Tortures Teen

Jim Burroway

December 3rd, 2008

Can you imagine the blood-curdling headlines from some people if this had been a same-sex couple?

A Girl Scout leader and her husband were arrested after an emaciated, terrified and nearly naked 17-year-old showed up at a gym with a chain locked to his ankle, saying he had just fled his captors, authorities said Tuesday… The boy, who authorities said ran away from a Sacramento foster home last year, came into the In-Shape Sports Club in Tracy on Monday wearing only boxer briefs and covered in what appeared to be soot, gym manager Chuck Ellis said. Tracy is about 70 miles south of Sacramento.

Ellis said the teen was scared someone was going to come after him and asked to be hidden. “He said, ‘Don’t let them get me, don’t let them get me,”‘ Ellis said. “He was totally terrified.” The boy said he had been held captive for nearly a year, said Ellis, adding that he looked as if he were only 10 to 12 years old.

Police arrested Michael Schumacher, 34, his Girl Scout leader wife Kelly Layne Lau, 30. Don’t they look like a fine heterosexual, as-God-intended husband and wife?

And guess what? Schoolchildren in California will be taught that the Schumacher-Lau marriage is just as good as anyone else’s. Good thing Californians saved the fine institution of marriage from us gays.

See also:
The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing the Myths

elaygee

December 3rd, 2008

I think they are scared of what they know they would do as straight couples and misdirect their shame into anger against Gays.

QueerinSoCal

December 3rd, 2008

I’m going to guess that this will end with the arrested couple saying they were trying to reform an unruly problem child and they were only doing what they thought was best for him.
“He wouldn’t listen.”
“He wouldn’t mind us.”
“He was always getting into trouble.”

I’ll go further out on that limb and guess that they’re firm believers in the biblical “spare the rod” crap.

Louie

December 3rd, 2008

One Man + One Woman = Abused Foster Child.

At least it did in this example.

When are people going to educate themselves about the fact that a person’s sexual orientation has nothing to do with their ability to be a loving, caring, protective parent to a child?

David C.

December 3rd, 2008

To Louie:

People will do whatever they need to do to keep their world view consistent, even if that means completely ignoring the truth.

It is unreasonable to expect those that are bound and determined to condemn gay people as unsuitable for marriage, child rearing, or even walking the face of the earth, are going to go looking for information that might prove their deeply held beliefs to be fundamentally, indefensibly, and objectively wrong.

Sad to say, this pattern is all too common among human beings in general, not just this particular case.

Alex H

December 3rd, 2008

Unbelievable!

Why am I surprised by this story? All of the child abuse and torture stories that I’ve ever heard of have come from heterosexual parents.

I think there might have been one involving a lesbian couple, but I can’t remember the details.

JJQR

December 3rd, 2008

But the boy’s aunt was arrested too, and….I don’t know, but she sure looks like a lesbian to me (just to be fair).

David C.

December 3rd, 2008

Let’s not try and convict anybody here on BTB.

The child needs protection, and details will take a time to emerge. Everybody needs to take a wait and see attitude and not confuse their emotion and imagination for facts that are not yet in. The last thing we need to do is start making everybody into a boogie man (or woman), JJQR.

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