The Desperate Attempt To Rewrite The ...

The Desperate Attempt To Rewrite The Death Of Matthew Shepard

There are 23 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Sep 16, 2013, titled The Desperate Attempt To Rewrite The Death Of Matthew Shepard. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Stephen Jimenez has spent ten years desperately trying to prove his disproven pet theory that the murderers of Matthew Shepard were high on meth.

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Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#1 Sep 16, 2013
If the murderers were high or drunk at the time of the crime, you'd think the defense would have tried to capitalize on that to reduce their responsibility. However, they didn't. The murderers' girlfriends even testified that the guys were sober right before and after the crime.

Jiminez' theory just doesn't add up.

“"The 14th Amendment Works"”

Since: Jul 13

Livermore California

#3 Sep 16, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
If the murderers were high or drunk at the time of the crime, you'd think the defense would have tried to capitalize on that to reduce their responsibility. However, they didn't. The murderers' girlfriends even testified that the guys were sober right before and after the crime.
Jiminez' theory just doesn't add up.
And of course you'd be 100% right on your assumption my friend! Besides high or straight they would still be responsible for their actions no matter what the circumstances!
Christsharian Law

Havertown, PA

#4 Sep 16, 2013
When some evilgelical missionary gets killed overseas for proselytizing I guess we'll need an author to write a book denying religion had anything to do with the killing.

After all, these xstains treat others as they themselves would wish to be treated....

Since: Jul 09

Indy/Philly/Toronto

#6 Sep 16, 2013
Just another bigoted attempt to diminish gay people's status as human beings. If a person is gay and even worse, if they "proposition" you, you have a "right" to kill them?
It doesn't matter one rat's turd if Matthew knew, hung-out with or even had a relationship with either of his murderers. They are just that ... murderers ... murderers in a hate crime.
Why is this even being debated now?
This "desperate attempt" is nothing more than a scumbag (Stephen Jimenez) trying to make money from a controversial tragedy.
Roget

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#7 Sep 16, 2013
I'm glad to see the truth finally come out in this case. I always suspected Shepard was a drug addict and his gay lover killed him over drugs.
Roget

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#8 Sep 16, 2013
mark in Toronto wrote:
Just another bigoted attempt to diminish gay people's status as human beings. If a person is gay and even worse, if they "proposition" you, you have a "right" to kill them?
It doesn't matter one rat's turd if Matthew knew, hung-out with or even had a relationship with either of his murderers. They are just that ... murderers ... murderers in a hate crime.
Why is this even being debated now?
This "desperate attempt" is nothing more than a scumbag (Stephen Jimenez) trying to make money from a controversial tragedy.
It does matter you imbecile! The media made Shepard out to be some poor innocent kid that was murdered by homophobes just because he was gay!

WRONG!

He was murdered because he was involved in the seedy world of meth. He was murdered by his own gay lover!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#9 Sep 16, 2013
Roget wrote:
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I' m a topix troll idiot. Oh look at me!.
. And the truth shall set you free.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#11 Sep 16, 2013
Ronald wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, do tell.
Let me guess....you claim to be straight?

“Romans 13: 8-10”

Since: Feb 08

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Sep 16, 2013
Roget wrote:
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It does matter you imbecile! The media made Shepard out to be some poor innocent kid that was murdered by homophobes just because he was gay!
WRONG!
He was murdered because he was involved in the seedy world of meth. He was murdered by his own gay lover!
That's a lie, of course. You're turning what you wish happened into what happened, because the reality of this hate crime is negative for the hard right's agenda of bigotry
Christsharian Law

Havertown, PA

#15 Sep 16, 2013
Ronald wrote:
<quoted text>I'm as straight as R1!!!
WOO HOO
Why does this sound like Daniel from L.I.?

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

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#16 Sep 16, 2013
The latest issue of "The Advocate" has an interesting article on this subject. They point out that if, indeed, Shepard had engaged in a previous sexual relationship with one of his murderers, that the killer in question is so homophobic that he'd rather go to prison than to testify about the "true nature" of his relationship with Matthew.

Either way, the killers were homophobes, and Shepard was brutally murdered by them in a two-against-one crime. That's the bottom line.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#17 Sep 17, 2013
Gator Bait wrote:
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Spot on
"Oh, hullo, Father! That'll do, Dudley, leave the tea things here and we'll pour it ourselves.
Now that I'm off on holiday from Oxford, are we going Fox hunting at the country estate this Saturday? May we take the Rolls Royce on our drive down from London?"

"Spot on, Cyril."

Could you be ANY more affected and show off with your ersatz specious tries of sounding cultured? Who do you think you are, Noel Coward all of a sudden? I hope you lift your pinkie finger while typing since you are so CLASSY lately.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#18 Sep 17, 2013
Christsharian Law wrote:
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Why does this sound like Daniel from L.I.?
Because everything that he pulls out of his yellow stained Cheetos ass is a LIE, including his filthy disgusting fake names on every post. Below contempt.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#19 Sep 17, 2013
Roget wrote:
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It does matter you imbecile! The media made Shepard out to be some poor innocent kid that was murdered by homophobes just because he was gay!
WRONG!
He was murdered because he was involved in the seedy world of meth. He was murdered by his own gay lover!
The killers admitted murdering him and neither was his lover.

Why do you have so little compassion for a dead man? What kind of upbringing did you HAVE to chortle over death? Next time someone you care about dies, let us know so we can all giggle and laugh as you do.
Florida Gator

Chesapeake, OH

#20 Sep 17, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>"Oh, hullo, Father! That'll do, Dudley, leave the tea things here and we'll pour it ourselves.
Now that I'm off on holiday from Oxford, are we going Fox hunting at the country estate this Saturday? May we take the Rolls Royce on our drive down from London?"

"Spot on, Cyril."

Could you be ANY more affected and show off with your ersatz specious tries of sounding cultured? Who do you think you are, Noel Coward all of a sudden? I hope you lift your pinkie finger while typing since you are so CLASSY lately.
Wow, so sensitive!!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#21 Sep 17, 2013
Florida Gator wrote:
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Wow, so sensitive!!
Me? Oh, please. I just don't want you to sound like a pretentious old goop. "Spot on", indeed. That moron Sarah Palin used to say that to sound pithy and even the die hard conservatives think she's an idiot now.
Harold

United States

#22 Sep 17, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Me? Oh, please. I just don't want you to sound like a pretentious old goop. "Spot on", indeed. That moron Sarah Palin used to say that to sound pithy and even the die hard conservatives think she's an idiot now.
Hey, did you hear about The Golem?

LMFAO

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#23 Sep 17, 2013
The killers of Matthew Shepard attempted to use the "Gay Panic" defense while also later trying to claim their motivation was not because he was gay. Yet both girlfriends testified Matt was targeted because he was gay: "During the trial, Chastity Pasley and Kristen Price, girlfriends of McKinney and Henderson, testified that Henderson and McKinney had both plotted beforehand to rob a gay man." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Shepard

While robbery was a motive, McKinney admits Matt was targeted and killed because he was gay.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#24 Sep 17, 2013
"Now, long after the trial and conviction, McKinney admits Matt was targeted and killed for being gay:“The night I did it, I did have hatred for homosexuals,” McKinney is quoted as saying. He goes on to say that he still dislikes gays and that his perceptions about Shepard’s sex life bolstered his belief that the killing was justified.

McKinney and his accomplice, Russell Henderson, targeted Shepard at a bar in Laramie in part because they assumed he was gay:

“Well, he was overly friendly. And he was obviously gay,” McKinney is quoted as saying.“That played a part ... his weakness. His frailty. And he was dressed nice. Looked like he had money.

”http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id /33074488/ns/today-entertainme nt/t/laramie-sequel-gives-voic e-shepards-killer

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#25 Sep 17, 2013
"What Tectonic found, and found most troubling, "is that so much of the town is rewriting the crime as not a hate crime," said Stephen Belber, a writer on both "Laramie Project" incarnations.

The irony: The primary killer now admits that it was.

"Matt Shepard&#8203; needed killing," Aaron McKinney bluntly told Tectonic company member Greg Pierotti for the epilogue, which includes the first interviews with McKinney and Russell Henderson since 2004.

"As far as Matt is concerned, I don't have any remorse," McKinney said during nine hours of talks with Pierotti. "The night I did it, I did have hatred for homosexuals."

McKinney's initial motive was robbery. But he targeted Shepard, he said, because "he was obviously gay. That played a part. His weakness. His frailty."

McKinney now calls himself "the poster child for hate-crime murders."

http://www.progressivepuppy.com/the_progressi...

Read more: Murderer: "Matt Shepard needed killing" - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_13... The primary killer admits it was a hate crime.

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