We have another classic hyperbolic reaction from the Left. Some guy in a truck runs down two gay men at a pride event, and it has to be some hate-motivated knuckle-dragging Jesus-loving, right-wing bigot. You can ask the mayor and some in the media, but if you ask the driver of the vehicle, different story.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, who was present during the crash, said that the incident was absolutely an act of terror. He even insinuated that there was a specific target to the alleged crime, but did not give names.
Just one problem…
The accident was just that. Contrary to what leftists wanted everyone to believe, the person behind the wheel of the truck was a member of The Gay Men Chorus and has already explained to police that his gas peddle became stuck when moving the truck leading to the accident.
The driver sounds sorry, but how can we really know? One or both of the “victims” could have been competing tenors vying to take his place in the Gay Men’s choir.
What if he shouted Die Bitch before he struck them?
It’s not Allahu Akbar, but then it sort of is.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tragic accident that occurred when the Stonewall Pride Parade was just getting started,” Knight wrote. “Our fellow Chorus members were those injured and the driver was also a part of the Chorus family. To my knowledge, this was not an attack on the LGBTQ community. We anticipate more details to follow and ask for the community’s love and support.”
It is not terrorism, but it is a tragedy, and I don’t just mean the Mayor’s hyperbolic BS or the media’s inclination to run with it. Two human beings were injured, one fatally, the other’s condition not currently known.
We agree that thoughts and prayers are warranted for those injured or killed because all life is precious, even hyperbolic mayors and narrow-minded “journalists.” Maybe we should pray for them too? Or not.