Forgive me Scarleteen for I have sinned.
In recent times a surprising situation has developed among my peer group. A significant majority are now pro-homosexuality. Even those who had never even questioned their own straight sexuality will openly argue the case for people's right to choose. However, there are still a few with homophobic views. They have now become very defensive and especially suspicious.
On a summer school trip to Europe a massive debate over the viability of homosexuality ensured. We were clearly winning the argument on the logic front so the opposition started simply insulting the only one among us who is clearly gay.
These insults reached a crescendo at a dinner discussion. One of the main offenders was a someone who I had previously counted a friend of mine. I asked him politely to stop twice. He refused on both occasions. I became rather angry at this.
I hatched a plan that I was later to regret. Everyone else agreed to it. Several of us went back to the hotel we were staying at a little early and laid a trap for the miscreant. Our gay friend agreed, at the correct signal, to sneak up and give a kiss (not a "French kiss" or anything just a little peck) to the homophobe. I had my camera ready to capture this event. Planned like an assasination, the plot worked almost perfectly.
The reactions of our victim were more extreme than we had imagined. First he tried to attack me to get the camera, then attacked anybody around who he assumed was involved in the sting. In the morning he was still furious and even started a fight with me at the airport on our way home before, using many methods including the help of a teacher he persuaded me to delete the picture.
Many of us now believe that his views on homosexuality are so extreme that it is likely his fear of them comes from something within himself. In other words, he thinks he might be gay but will not admit it to himself.
I had found the incident incredibly entertaining at first. The majority of people on the trip believed the homophobe got what was coming to him, though his violent reaction was what we should have expected in the first place. I may lose a friend, but one who I was probably going to lose one way or another. But this is a confession and I am not sure what I orchestrated was justified now.
'An Anarchist is a Liberal with a bomb' Trotsky