I find it incredibly said, in this day and age that there is still so much ignorance and stupidity handed down from parent to child. I say this in regard to bigotry. There are so many hate crimes committed in this country, and I think that the parents of the perpetrators hold much of the blame. If the parents would teach their children to accept people for who they are, these hate crimes would not happen. The current hate crime that has come to my attention, which is triggering my tirade of the day is a story I read about two Mormon teenagers who were attacked in an Arizona park simply because they were Mormons. The story reads that there was a conflict between two groups of teenagers in the park. One group asked the other group if any of them were Mormons. When two young men admitted to being Mormon, they were assaulted. During the attack, anti-Mormon statements were said by the attackers. One of the victims was hospitalized because the wounds were severe enough to warrant being hospitalized. Two suspects have been arrested.
I don’t know what the maximum sentence of a hate crime is in Arizona, but I hope they get the maximum penalty! There simply is no excuse for Hate Crimes, and we should have a zero tolerance policy for them.