Mother Punishes Son (For Being Gay) Using An Electrical Cord


A Texas woman is facing prison time for punishing her son using an electrical cord after she caught him having sex with another male. According to CBS-DFW, “Erica Moore of Forest Hill says she was laying in bed one night when she decided to walk-around her house to check on her kids. She found the door to her 15-year-old son’s bedroom shut. When she opened it, she got quite a surprise to see her son wasn’t alone — her teenage male cousin was in the room with him.”

According to Moore, “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. 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.”

Moore admitted to police that she used an electrical cord to punish her son (because that’s how she was raised). What she did not expect was the end result – being arrested for assault with bodily injury to a family member, a charge that could send Moore to prison. Despite the arrest and the allegations that she’s a terrible parent, and despite the fact that police determined that the sexual act was indeed consensual, Moore claimed she would still do it all again if she had the chance.

“I actually caught this going on in my house so how was I supposed to react to it? I supposed to just let it go? No! We was taught to discipline our kids and we whoop our kids,” she said.

Apparently, to some Texas parents, being gay isn’t okay according to Christianity (but beating your child with an electrical cord until he’s bleeding and requires emergency room care is). Though we all may congratulate and pat ourselves on the back when we see those “What Would You Do” videos staged in restaurants when people step in to defend the LGBT community as they see bullying and abuse, that doesn’t mean the fight for basic equal rights – for the right to be raised by non-abusive parents – doesn’t still happen. Especially in places like the south.

For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In addition to writing Tim has frequently worked and volunteered as a civil rights advocate including on campus LGBT advocacy as well as interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division.