At the the end of this episode i came to the conclusion its not about how ***phobic the suspect were, but what awful humans beings they were.
A young man abused by his father, maltreated by his lover and picked on by his co-worker, had to resort to fake his own death just so he can start over in a community that accept him. All the three suspects committed crimes against humanity, and that is what we should take from this. Whether you accept there are people different from you or whether u think they are against whatever you believe in, slapping someone around, chaining them, bullying them etc is not humane.
The poignant end of the episode with young Archie singing "somewhere over the rainbow" made me cry a little because that song is about hope and this kid never had it.