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27th-Nov-2004 07:02 pm
me
There are days I hate being the only gay person someone knows. If I get asked ONE MORE TIME about what I thought of the Matthew Shepherd murderers' interview I may well scream.

Let me spell this out. Matthew was not a saint. I don't pray to him to intercede on my behalf with G-d. By most accounts, he wanted sex for drugs.

However. Regardless. That does not give someone the right to beat the living shit out of someone and tie them to a fence post to die. For the last time, I really could give a shit about the motives behind it. This goes beyond party foul. This goes beyond murder.

I don't care about the he said, she said. I don't care if it was a hate crime or a drug related crime. What matters is that two fuckheads beat the shit out of someone and LEFT HIM TO DIE. Strip away motive, strip away your opinion about faggots. What your left with is that Two fuckheads who SHOULD have RIDDEN THE LIGHTNING beat the SHIT out of someone and TIED HIM TO A FUCKING FENCE POST.

We can argue on and on about hate crimes legislation, about the morality of homosexuality, about forcing people to endure 2 crappy movies and one semi-decent movie about it, about people using an event to further their own agendas (Fred Phelps on one side, just about every fucking gay activist on the other), but when you get right down to it, NOTHING ELSE matters. Gay bashings happen. Murder happens. The reason this one went national was the sheer BRUTALITY and CRUELTY involved . That one human could do this to another human. And here in OUR enlightened USA, where nothing like that could happen, because were much more enlightened than other countries.

Matthew could have been you, your brother, or your father. No one deserves to die like that. So FUCK them and their alleged motives. No one gives a shit. Mrs. Shepherd should have let them cover you in honey and tie you to an anthill.
Comments 
28th-Nov-2004 12:59 am (UTC)
AMEN.
28th-Nov-2004 02:05 am (UTC)
Even I'm down with this post in general.
28th-Nov-2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
*applause*
28th-Nov-2004 08:53 pm (UTC)
Preach it.
29th-Nov-2004 12:24 am (UTC)
I, personally, hope they fry and I'm not sure I care what they were thinking at the time. The choice of victims seems almost secondary; since when does the victim's life choices bear any relationship whatsoever to the heinousness of the crime? Is it not the same brutal, inappropriate act whether it's a nun or a psychotic bum that is killed.
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