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If we kill them as children, then they won't grow up to be gay

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Gay teens starved, tortured, killed at camp to turn them into ‘men’

Game ranger course 'general' is on trial for murder, child abuse, neglect and allegedly forced teen to eat his own faeces
Raymond Buys, seen laying on his death bed in April 2011, was allegedly starved, tortured and killed at a camp to turn him into a 'man'.

Three ‘gay and effeminate’ teens have died after being starved, tortured and killed at a camp that promised to turn them into 'men'.

A picture of Raymond Buys, 15, taken in April 2011 showed a skeletal, emaciated figure fighting for his life.

Just 10 weeks before, the teen’s parents signed him up to the Echo Wild Game Rangers training course in South Africa in perfect health.

In hospital, Buys was severely malnourished, dehydrated, his arm was broken in two places and there were burns and wounds all over his body. He lay in intensive care for four weeks until he died.

And now, the course ‘general’ Alex De Koker, 49, and employee Michael Erasmus, 20, are on trial for charges of murder, child abuse and neglect, along with two cases of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm in relation to Buys' death.

The teen’s death is alleged to have been the third among the Afrikaans children who attended the R22,000 ($2,400, €1,900) courses, which have been advertized since 2006.

‘I sent my son on this course to make him a better man, to give him a better future,’ Buys’ mother told The Daily Telegraph. ‘I trusted Alex De Koker with his life.’

Last week, the Vereeniging District Court heard the testimony of a boy who had shared a tent with Buys, the Daily Maverick reports.

Gerhard Oostuizen, 19, claims Buys was chained to his bed every night, was refused permission to visit the toilet and on one occasion was forced to eat his own faeces.

He also said he would be beaten with planks, hosepipes and sticks when he failed to carry out manual labor tasks.

Oostuizen alleged further he saw De Koker tied Buys to a chair naked with his head covered in a pillowcase, and would electrocute him with a stun gun.

Gender activist Melanie Nathan has said the three young men were all perceived as ‘gay and clearly effeminate’.

In reference to ‘gay conversion camps’, Nathan writes: â€˜With a little bit of digging [into the story], the gay reparative undertones start to emerge.’

Eric Calitz, 18, and Nicolaas Van Der Walt, 19, had both died after being enrolled at the Echo Wild Game Rangers camp four years earlier.

When Calitz requested to leave, De Koker reportedly told him he ‘wasn’t a moffie [gay] and he would make a man out of him’.

Calitz’s family was informed of his death via text message, saying he had died of a heart attack.

Afterwards, doctors said the cause of death was from a seizure, dehydration and found bleeding from the brain.

Van Der Walt was also claimed to have died from a heart attack, but doctors said he had appeared to have been choked with a seatbelt.  

In 2009, De Koker was handed a suspended sentence over Calitz but escaped charges for the death of Van Der Walt, and the camp was allowed to continue.

Both De Koker and Erasmus have pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case continues.

         


by on May. 1, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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lga1965
by on May. 1, 2013 at 6:49 AM

 Hell on earth. I have no words.

lga1965
by on May. 1, 2013 at 6:53 AM

 How do you know for sure? Parents in the USA have been known to starve their children...keep them in cages...etc.  I guess you haven't been watching the news or reading the paper . The USA is not perfect or even close to it. People are pretty much alike all over the world ....better open up your mind a bit.

Quoting grandmab125:

 I hardly think the "camps" in the USA are starving kids to death.

Quoting Healthystart30:

Quoting grandmab125:

 News flash....This isn't Africa.




News-flash American parents have been sending their children to camps like this!

 

 

x_Starr_x
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2013 at 6:54 AM
Just wtf man wtf
WesternNYmom
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 6:54 AM

This makes me sick.  I hope they bury this guy under the jail.

lga1965
by on May. 1, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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Quoting FromAtoZ:

The where should not matter.  The fact that this is happening is horrifying.

 Exactly! It's obvious that this kind of thing can anywhere and we can't assume that it wouldn't or didn't happen here. It is horrible no matter where it happens.

lga1965
by on May. 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM

 You got that right.....

Quoting autodidact:

 

I'm not the one displaying the stunning lack of compassion, that's you.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Don't be an ass.

Quoting autodidact:

 

So what the fuck is your point? Like you'd care if this were done here, 

Quoting grandmab125:

 News flash....This isn't Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

jllcali
by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:08 AM
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That's your purview.

Quoting grandmab125:

 Don't be an ass.


Quoting autodidact:


 


So what the fuck is your point? Like you'd care if this were done here, 


Quoting grandmab125:


 News flash....This isn't Africa.


 


 


 

GrannyM.
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Very, very heartbreaking....

 

heartslove09
by on May. 1, 2013 at 8:49 AM
This breaks my heart so sad.
jllcali
by on May. 1, 2013 at 8:56 AM
How anyone can treat another human being like that is mind boggling. The treatment of these kids is beyond disgusting. Over what? Not liking what someone else does with their sex life?
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