Following reports Mr Walker may have been targeted due to his sexuality, Strathclyde Police said they were looking into all aspects of his life.
If people suspect that he may have been targeted due to his sexuality, then they must have some idea of who was targeting, mustn't they? Why are we even discussing his bedroom habits when we should be focussing on who committed this unspeakable act?
But more to the point, Stuart Walker, a human being, was slain. If he'd been shot in a random gangland slaying or knifed by a jealous lover or whatever, would that have been OK?
Is it especially bad to kill people because they're gay or black, or is it especially bad to kill people full stop? I can't help but wonder if gays and blacks are somehow better than the rest of us, because somehow when you're killed because of a label, it's worse than being killed for no reason at all.
If it's especially bad to kill people because of a label, why is no-one screaming blue murder about a thousand white people being killed in South Africa every year, specifically because they're white? With the tacit approval of the government?
Murder is murder. The motivation is irrelevant. The act is the unspeakable thing.