Sometimes, you read a story in the news and it hits on you on an absolutely visceral level. This is one of those times. Erica Moore, entered her fifteen year old son's room and discovered him receiving oral sex from his 18 year old cousin. I can imagine that this was a great shock to her, especially if she didn't know that he is gay but her reaction was absolutely horrific.
“My cousin at the time he was 18. My son he was 15 and I had walked in the room on [my cousin] giving oral sex to my son and I started whooping my son, and I’m the one who got in trouble as a result of me whooping him,” she said. “When I walked in I saw my son, it was just disgusting to me, the way he was looking and my cousin was looking, and my cousin immediately ran out the door. And I’m just like what the?!? You know, is you serious? So that was my reaction because it disgusted me.”Even though she is facing legal consequences, Moore still does not understand what she did wrong. There is no doubt that this woman is a raging homophobe and it saddens me to know that this child will get no acceptance or support from the person who is supposed to love him unconditionally. He needs to know that his sexuality has no baring on whether he is a good person or a bad person. He needs to know that he is normal and that have sex with someone of the same sex is not sinful or wrong.
Moore admits that she struck her son with an electrical cord because it’s a form of discipline she was taught, and because she doesn’t believe in homosexuality. [source]
I will never understand how anyone can carry a child in their body, raise them, worry over them and then turn around and beat them bloody. There is nothing that he ever could have done to earn that treatment, let alone engage in a common sexual act. Later in the linked article, Moore goes on to claim that her reaction would have been the same, had she caught her daughter engaged in a sexual act with a man. Though she is clearly a homophobe, essentially, Moore is saying that her main issue was that her son was engaged in sex in her home. Honestly, I don't buy that for one second.