From the earliest days of the #FreeKate story, the Hunt family had claimed that ant-gay bias was the reason for the arrest of their daughter. Their claim was that the Smiths (the parents of Kaitlyn Hunt’s victim) had told school staff that they were upset that Kaitlyn Hunt had “made” their daughter gay, and that was unacceptable to them. However, the police investigation was unable to find anyone who heard that. Here are some excerpts from Detective Shepherd’s report…
Note that others were interviewed, but did not know the Smiths.
As you can see. Detective Shepherd asked this question quite a few times, and no one stated that they heard the Smiths making such a comment. So, the question is, did the Smiths ever make such comments? And, if so, to whom? Or, is the claim of anti-gay bias just another invention of the Hunt family in order to take the attention off of Kaitlyn’s behavior?
It is also useful to review that the Vero Beach Chapter of PFLAG found no evidence of bias…
The local chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) refuses to support accused sex offender Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt:
PFLAG of Vero Beach has received questions and comments regarding the controvery involving the two young ladies in Sebastian.
We have been watching the developments in this case since it was brought to our attention. PFLAG of Vero Beach cannot enter into the controversy for the following reason. We have not been able to find where the charges brought against this unfortunate young lady are inspired by homophobia, or are in any way anti-LGBTQ. . . .
The cry of discrimination, unless more facts come out, does not seem to apply here. Some very simple research yields cases where heterosexual kids have been arrested and prosecuted under the same law.
But, who HAS demonstrated anti-gay bias? The FOIA information obtained by Jeanette Runyon features a text conversation between Kaitlyn Hunt’s victim, and Kelley Hunt Smith, dated January 9, 2013. Here is a comment from Kelly Hunt Smith to her daughter’s victim…
“I am a Christian and have faith in god, so for me, I don’t think it’s right, or what god intended.”
That comment would get any Christian branded as a “hater,” would it not?
Kelley Hunt Smith doesn’t believe that being gay is “right,” or isn’t “what god intended.” Is that anti-gay? She said she wanted Kaitlyn to see a counselor about it…because of issues with her father?
I told her that I didn’t feel like she was gay, and I felt like she needed to go talk to a counselor about her issues with her dad.
Was she suggesting that this “made” her daughter gay?
Kelley Hunt Smith stated that the victim was too young, and the relationship wasn’t healthy? If she believed that, why didn’t she do more to stop a relationship she admitted was problematic?
So, this is what Kelly Hunt Smith tells the victim-that she believes in God, and that she doesn’t believe that homosexuality “is right.” But in May, she was saying something rather different about the situation…
They were both students in the same high school, it was a mutual consenting relationship on both parts.
This was unusual for Kate, she has always dated boys, but being the kind of mother I am, I didn’t want to make it a big deal. I talked to her about it, and figured it was just a social thing, times have changed and a lot of kids are experimenting, so I didn’t make much of it.
James and Laurie Smith wouldn’t give up. They were out to destroy my daughter, they feel like my daughter “made” their daughter gay. They are bigoted, religious [zealots] that see being gay as a sin and wrong, and they blame my daughter. Of course I see it 100% different. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality, all teens do it in one form or another. They are teens, its healthy and normal. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares, she is still their daughter.
Unfortunately by the letter of the law, this girl has NO voice. Her parents can play the “victims” and ruin my daughters life. We have written letters through our attorneys trying to appeal to these people as parents, talk through it and come to some agreement or understanding but James and Laurie Smith refuse. These people’s delusional stand, their hate and bigotry is tearing our daughter apart.
Note the VERY different tone between January and May? Kelley Hunt Smith contradicts what she said to the victim, and them attacks the Smiths, for having the same beliefs that she stated having in January?
Once again, we see some glaring differences between what Kelley Hunt Smith says, and what Kelley Hunt Smith says. The question is, when was she lying, or was she lying at both times?
Tomorrow, we will take a look into the relationship between Kaitlyn Hunt and her victim, and have some more revealing comments from her mother.
Once again, we need to extend our thanks to Jeanette Runyon, who braved being banned by on Twitter by a handful of #FreeKate supporters, who have even pretended to stalk her in real life. And while her attackers knowingly spread lies about her, she was busy obtaining the factual information that you have seen in the posts over the last two days.
NOTE: As the police investigation noted, two coaches indicated that Kaitlyn Hunt was NOT on the basketball team, and had not made the team. She was permitted to work out with the team, but was told to stop due to “drama.”