News Father refuses to claim body of his gay son, Orlando shooting victim

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  1. GaryPuppet

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    By Laura Beck
    Jun 27, 2016
    Well, this is awful and heartbreaking.

    The Advocate reports that although 48 of the 49 Orlando shooting victims' bodies were claimed by family, one father of a gay man who died in the Orlando shooting rejected his son's body.

    The names of the men were not released so as not to "further victimize the deceased," but many, including The Advocate, said the action of a family rejecting their gay child's dead body harkened back to the not-so-distant past.

    "[This] case echoes a reality that was widely seen during the height of the AIDS crisis, in which countless numbers of young gay men died and family members did not claim the bodies of their so-called loved ones," they wrote.

    Fortunately, the Orange County Medical Examiner and Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System convinced other family members living in Orlando to claim the body and arrange a funeral.
     
  2. Avery

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    I'm sure the father will be right there to claim the money from a wrongful death suit, or other money fund set up
     
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    Ooof what a disgusting story.
     
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    Wow!

    What a fucking asshole
     
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    well that's sad and pathetic
     
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    Fuck this father, he didn’t deserve his son.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    A lot of people are estranged from their parents, gay or not. Maybe the kid told him to fuck off 20 years ago and they hated each other. "Claiming the body" just means a nice fat bill from hospitals, ambulance services, a morgue, etc. Then the costs of cremation, burial, etc. It's not like the dead kid gets his feelings hurt.

    I have relatives I wouldn't claim either.
     
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    Wow what a shitty fucking father
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    It's like the sheriff on Preacher
     
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    no, it has to he because he was gay. They're gods gift to mankind and this father was too ignorant to see it. No need to delve any further into the story for facts that may contradict that.
     
  12. wife is a whore

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    When my son was born, one of my buddies asked what I would do if he is gay. I said, "I could care less if he's gay, as long as he's not a wiggur."
     
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    so you swapped homophobia with racism? good deal!
     
  15. wife is a whore

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    Yer not so bright. What is racist about hating white people?
     
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    Shameful
     
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    Who can be sued for wrongful death?