Kate Hunt’s Deal and the Rest of the World

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The other day I read a Facebook status that one of my friends posted about this Kate Hunt girl that the world seems to be going crazy about. The status read this:

“If the police in Florida are going after Kate Hunt, they should go after every other teen couple who are sexually consenting outside of the legal limit(s).

Heterosexual teens are not exempt from the law.”

I don’t watch the news much now that I don’t have a TV, since I can’t really find the motivation to search online. I had no idea what was going on with this Kate Hunt girl, so I did my quick research. For those of you that don’t know the story (or those of you that do and want to correct me), here is what is going on:

Kate Hunt is an 18 year old high school senior from Indian River County, Florida. She was apparently in a homosexual relationship with a girl in her school that was 14 (or 15, I’m not really sure). The younger girl’s parents found out and decided to press charges against Kate Hunt. Kate was arrested on two charges of lewd and lascivious assault on a minor. Now supporters of Kate’s cause have popped up all over the place with a ‘Free Kate’ outcry to stop her prosecution.

Let me just start by saying that I, in no way, endorse her prosecution (just so we’re clear). I just feel as if majority of people in this world are unable to look at things from a different perspective. Now everyone’s going on about how she’s only being prosecuted because she’s a homosexual, and that they were targeting her specifically, and that this is an attack on the homosexual community…you know, all that jazz. Yes, I do think that this was STARTED because she was involved in a homosexual relationship; but that was the parent of the younger girl’s doing, not because there’s some conspiracy out there to demoralize the LGBT community.

Let’s stop and consider this for a second…

The law in Florida states that the age of consent is 18, and that sex with a minor between the ages of 12-16 is considered a felony (I think that’s right…). So let’s just imagine that Kate Hunt was a guy instead of a girl. If the younger girl’s parents still pressed charges, do you think the police department can just say, “We’re just going to drop the case because they’re in high school, and we don’t see anything wrong with that.” UHMMMM, NO! Because they have a legal responsibility to pursue the matter if the victim (or victim’s parent in this case…and I’m using the word victim in strictly a legal way, not because I think she’s a victim) wants to press charges.

Now the LGBT community, and its supporters, is out there demanding injustice and that we start hunting down all heterosexual couples who are not within the proper age limits. I don’t understand why people think they can be above the law when it suits them. Do they not understand that if charges were dropped for Kate Hunt’s case, that would shatter the entire legal process on that matter and provide a gateway of counter arguments for any future potential sex offense involving a minor, whether heterosexual or homosexual. Legally, we cannot allow for that to happen.

This whole ‘pot stirring’ from the LGBT community just annoys me, because it’s as if they’re always looking for a cause to defend. Do remember a few years ago when that kid who was bullied for being a homosexual by his college roommate committed suicide by throwing himself from the George Washington Bridge in NYC? And suddenly everyone goes wild and creates a nationwide event to wear purple in remembrance of him, and all those that were bullied into suicide? Why. Why. Why….By wearing purple you’re practically telling those who are being bullied that if you commit suicide, then you’ll be remembered by the community. How is that going to help anyone? On that day I wore green, for the living. Does that make me a bad person? I don’t think it does. I truly felt sorrow for that kid. What they did to him was just awful, and he didn’t deserve that. I wish he would have lived; but wearing purple is not going to change that.

Now if that guy had been bullied for other reasons rather than being gay, would we still have worn purple on that day? I think not, because when you isolate yourself like that, you tend to only care about people within your own group. I know it seems wrong, but you know it’s true. The LGBT community isn’t the only one that does this. Not that I need to disclose any more personal information on here, but I come from a diverse background; and I do not agree with ‘African American communities’, or ‘Hispanic organizations’, or ‘Asian Societies’. My ideology is that when you separate yourself into a group like that society views you as different, and you begin to view others in society as different as well. But we’re not really that different. We’re all still people, regardless of your background and sexual orientation. So I like to walk around being who I am; and my friends come to love who I am, without the need of support from outside organizations. I’m really not a bad person. I’m more of a rather simple person. There’s no need to isolate yourself within a group of people because they’re just like you. Be who you are, and people will love you for it; and if they don’t they can go fuck themselves.

Wow, this was ALL over the place. Well, if you got anything from this post I hope it’s these two things:

  1. Don’t conform for others; be who you are because you are no different than anyone else in this world.
  2. Follow the legal system.

As for Kate Hunt, I sympathize for her. It’s awful that the other girl’s parents are pursuing this, most likely because their daughter is a homosexual. I hope things turn out in her favor – if she truly wasn’t violating the young girl, that is. That being said, it’s rather sad to think that society is giving her so much sympathy because she’s a female and a homosexual.

WHERE’S THE SYMPATHY FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD?

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4 thoughts on “Kate Hunt’s Deal and the Rest of the World

  1. This young woman is not a victim. She was told many times to leave this young girl alone. Her parents then found their daughter missing only to find out Kate had come and gotten her. As a parent are you really ok with your 14 year old with a 18 year old? I don’t find it appropriate. I do however don’t think Kate needs to be haunted by this for the rest of her life and her life destroyed but she does need to be held accountable. If this was a boy that took a young girl in her car away from her home people would be hitting the roof. The above blog is assumptions.The victims parents are a bi-racial couple that is in full support of their daughters choices.

    • Perhaps my wording was confusing, but I wasn’t referring to Kate Hunt as a victim, I was referring to the younger girl as the victim. You are also correct when you say that this post is an assumption, because I’m going off of what I’ve read in my quick search (hence why I asked for clarification earlier if I was wrong). I don’t expect to understand the full story of what happened, because clearly I don’t know anyone involved personally. That being said, this post was mainly about the my disagreement with the “Free Kate” trend that has spread recently and about the inability of others to look at things from a legal perspective; not about how Kate Hunt should or should not be punished.

      Sidenote: I don’t think the fact that the victims parents are a biracial couple really has much to do with this matter, or their support of their daughter.

  2. I think once the parents reported it, it is no longer in their hands. The parents have no say so on this matter anymore. In Florida an 18 year old can not have sex with anyone of the age 14 and younger. In louisiana it’s 17.

  3. I think she needs to be held accountable. Just because shes an 18 year old lesbian girl does not mean she can get away with having sex with a minor. Does anyone else think this is going to go the way the OJ Simpson trial went? Public opinion from a minority. The truth is im for gay marriage, if the gay and lesbian community get behind this one girls actions all the heterosexual people who sit on the fence about lagalising gay marriage will be lost. This is a lot bigger than what it appears.

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