Father Responds To His Son’s Coming Out Of The Closet By Scalding Him With Boiling Water (VIDEO)

News sources in the Philippines are reporting that 19 year-old Edmund Padilla suffered first degree burns over much of his body after his father Erano, poured scalding water on him.  Erano told police that he was drunk at the time and became enraged after Edmund informed him that like 2 other siblings, he too was gay.

The group,  Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch (PLHCW) issued the following statement:

“We plead to the government to initiate proactive programs that provides parents and LGBT children the opportunities to promote freedom of expression of sexuality and gender. In a free society, the parents should respect the rights of their LGBT and stop altogether corporal punishment. We are born this way and you cannot punish us to change our sexuality.

Since Edmund Padilla is already 19 years old, he may no longer be covered by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and our national child protection laws, yet we fear that so many violent acts perpetrated by parents and legal guardians against their LGBT children go unreported. It is so urgent for Congress to find ways to protect sons and daughters of whatever age from family-based violence and the Convention is a good place to start.”

A local TV station in the Philippines posted the following report on the incident on You Tube.  Warning, the video shows Edmund overwhelmed by pain from his burns.