Posted By Eric Ethington-Boden on April 9, 2010
SLC – Two days ago on the 7th, the popular Irish pub Piper Down in Salt Lake City was the scene of the latest gay bashing in Utah.
Reports are pretty vague at this point, but during Piper Down’s karaoke night the same-sex couple performing were being harassed by a group of four males. “Fags” and “Queers” were yelled out by the hecklers according to eye witnesses. The couple apparently stood up for themselves and screamed right back at the bigots. As the situation escalated however, witnesses say that the bar threw out both the four bigots as well as the couple.
As the gay couple tried to make their way to their car however, the group of four males accosted them and things turned violent. No releases about the identity of the assailents or their victims, but witnesses have said the couple did end up in the hospital and the police were called.
I am so sick of this happening in Utah! When will our elected officials wake up to what their hateful and bigoted anti-lgbt rights agenda is costing their own citizens? When will the LDS (Mormon) Church learn what their intolerance costs thousands of families?
P.S. This story is a bit eerie for me as I was supposed to be at Piper Down that night but ended backing out at the last minute.