With the same sex marriage case looming at the Supreme Court and the insane screams from the far right about it, it isn't surprising that something like this would happen.
A Texas oil executive swore at a gay couple he passed in his vehicle, stopped his car in a lane of traffic, got out, and proceeded to knock a man unconscious,the Dallas Voice reports.
Anthony Fera, the president of Houston’s MidStar Energy LP, has been charged with assault.
In April, Andy Smith and Paul von Wupperfeld, who are married, were walking in Austin when, the couple says, Fera drove by and almost mowed them over.
“I hollered out, ‘you nearly hit us.'” Smith writes in his statement to police. Fera reportedly replied, ‘Fuck you faggot.’” Smith and Fera exchanged a few more words before Fera exited his car, punched Smith in the head, ran back, and resumed driving.
Von Wupperfeld writes in his own statement that Smith’s face following the attack “was swollen and bloody from where he had been punched, with cuts on his nose, right cheek, and chin. He was unconscious for around 30-45 seconds. When he came around he was groggy and disoriented.”
Pictures taken at the scene included the license plate number on the pickup driven by the man who attacked Smith, allowing police to trace the pickup to Anthony Fera, president of an Austin-based oil company. He’s best known as the father of University of Texas Longhorn football team’s 2013 star placekicker.
Fera has been arrested several other times in Texas and Pennsylvania.
Austin Police Det. Jason Barto said evidence has been sent to the district attorney’s office and it’s up to them to present evidence to the grand jury to decide whether to add hate crime charges.
It's going to be a long, hot summer, I'm afraid.