Two United States Marines beat a 26-year-old gay man so severely in streets of Savannah., GA early this morning that he was left unconscious lying in the street and is still hospitalized.
The two Marines, identified as Keil Joseph Cronauer, 22, and Christopher Charles Stanzel, 23. Police records show both men are stationed at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C. Cronauer and Stanzel told police they were being harassed by the victim, Kieran Daly, and wanted to get away from him. But witnesses painted a different picture,
Witnesses told police that Cronauer and Stanzel grew angry because they thought Daly was winking at one of them and struck Daly in the back of the head with his fist, knocking him unconscious. Saturday night, from his bed at Memorial University Medical Center, Daly insisted he tried to convince the Marines he was not winking at them. ‘The guy thought I was winking at him,’ Daly said. ‘I told him, ‘I was squinting, man. … I’m tired.’
Daly said one of the men told him he demanded respect because he served in Iraq. And at least one hurled slurs at him as he tried to walk away. ‘That’s the last thing I remember is walking away,’ Daly said.”
Daly, who only came out six months ago, suffered serious injuries which included bruising to the brain. he also experienced two seizures after the attack. Cronauer and Stanzel were arrested and charged for the possible hate crime. The attack is being investigated by the police the Savannah police department’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender official.
This is a direct result of the massive institutionalized homophobia in the military and, if you were to look closer, of the insane persecution of gays encouraged by most “Christian” churches. Check out the two bashers facebook pages below and send them a note and tell him what you think about them. Notice Chris’ favorite book is ‘the Bible’.
Fucking closet cases.