Radio host Rush Limbaugh has blamed gay
acceptance for 15-year-old gay teen Lawrence King's murder, Equality
17-year-old Brandon McInerney on Monday
pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of King, who was shot
twice in the back of the head during an E.O. Green Junior High School
computer class on the morning of February 12, 2008. He died in the
hospital on Valentine's Day.
King, who told friends and family that
he was gay and often wore makeup to school, was thought to either
have a crush on McInerney or to delight in teasing the boy, then 14.
Limbaugh told listeners on Tuesday that
school officials were partially to blame for King's death because
they were promoting a gay agenda.
“Now we're told in Newsweek
that an assistant principal was encouraging this kid to be flamboyant
because it furthered an agenda,” Limbaugh said. “I wonder what
that agenda could have possibly been?”
Limbaugh reacted in disbelief to the
news that school officials told King's mother that her son had a
civil right to explore his sexual identity.
“Meaning he has a right to come to
school dressed as a girl. He had a right to come to school dressed
in female attire – wearing dresses. He had a right to explore
whether or not he was a woman in a boy's body. He had the right to
explore whether at some point he was going to need a