Judge Philip Kirk had harsh words for a man convicted of molesting four different boys in the course of 40 years. When bus driver, Delton Gorges, claimed he was straight despite the conviction, Kirk said, “I think you were born gayer than a sweet-smelling jockstrap.”
I found this story on FB where it was asked that readers would call and make it known that this type of slur is NOT okay in our courts... One of the comments made by another reader was "i agree but i'm not going to support this... especially if he is a child molester.... think about it... if he hadn't done what he did he wouldn't have been in court being called that in the first place"
So here's my question: Is it acceptable for a Judge to use such language? And does it matter what type of crime this man is convicted of?
To me, a slur is a slur, I don't care if it's the Judge or some bum on the street and it matters even less who they are speaking to.
What do you all think?
"I think you were born gayer than a sweet-smelling jockstrap," Kirk said in regard to Gorges' claim of heterosexuality.
Kirk also said, "I think that if anyone believes that in the last 10 years or 15 years all of a sudden you developed an interest in homosexuality and young boys, then I must have looked ravishing in my prom dress this year."
I think the full quote would be helpful..... I think he should have chosen his words more carefully for sure.
Answer by Charis76 at 9:20 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by Charis76 at 9:21 AM on May. 12, 2011
I think it was gross. I don't equate child molesters with homosexuality, as their victim is chosen largely by their age.
I can see it being offensive to the gay community, but I won't claim to know that this is how he meant it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:21 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by mlmsm928 at 9:22 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by mlmsm928 at 9:24 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:24 AM on May. 12, 2011
I hope the faggot rots in hell.
Really? Its funny that a question about slurs brings this out. The issue is that he is a pedophile not his sexual preference.
Answer by Charis76 at 9:26 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 9:27 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by Dahis at 9:28 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on May. 12, 2011