The Myths of Gay Icon Matthew Shepard's Infamous Death Finally Exposed

There are 111 comments on the Politik Ditto story from Sep 25, 2013, titled The Myths of Gay Icon Matthew Shepard's Infamous Death Finally Exposed. In it, Politik Ditto reports that:

Of course, conservatives like Ann Coulter and even Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx have long said publicly that Shepard's death had nothing to do with his lifestyle choice.

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#88 Sep 27, 2013
Scotty O wrote:
To what final purpose is this book written? Will it right a wrong? Will it free some innocent from prison after years of incarceration?
It will be held as gospel by the right-wing. It will make this gay traitor some money. It will cause even more pain and suffering to Matt's family and friends.
Yes, Mr. Jimenez, you should be so proud of what you're doing.
Wat have you done today to make you feel proud???
Thanks Scotty. That was the point I was trying to make, but you said it much better. Maybe Jimenez will get his own show on Fox News where he can regularly "expose the myths" on various issues. I ALMOST have more respect for someone who hates gays so passionately that they would brutally murder them, than a gay man who seeks to profit from this tragedy... almost.
TrueBlood

Alexandria, VA

#89 Sep 27, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
fr Dickerman:

>Really??? You're one stupid queer<

Oh goody. ANOTHER name to add to TrueBlood, Thats Right (should be Thats WRONG), flordia gator, Florida Gator, The AssTroll Stopper.

Has mommy told you that it's impolite to say that they're "stupid" to a grownup yet? If not, she should, especially when the adult is smarter than little ones.
Your mental illness is showing again.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#90 Sep 27, 2013
Tre H wrote:
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I understand that promoting prejudice is the usual motivation, but it was claimed that the author of the book is GAY, so there seems to be a twist here, unless that's just another lie. Also, let's not confuse the motives for beating and torturing Matthew Shepard with the motives for writing this book denying it was an anti-gay hate crime.
Whether the author of the book is gay or not, the claim being promoted is clearly false. I don't know the motivation of the book author, but his promotion of this old excuse for torture and murder is clearly being used by the site promoter to promote anti-gay prejudice.

No matter what the motivation, the effects of the promotion of prejudice remain the same. Prejudice and discrimination cause needless suffering and death.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#91 Sep 27, 2013
Tre H wrote:
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I understand that promoting prejudice is the usual motivation, but it was claimed that the author of the book is GAY, so there seems to be a twist here, unless that's just another lie. Also, let's not confuse the motives for beating and torturing Matthew Shepard with the motives for writing this book denying it was an anti-gay hate crime.
Correction: Above post should have been;

It appears the site promoting the book is separate from the author and the book. The site is clearly anti-gay, and the posting of the book there, is intended to promote anti-gay prejudice.

Whether the author of the book is gay or not, the claim being promoted is clearly false. I don't know the motivation of the book author, but his promotion of this old excuse for torture and murder is clearly being used by the site promoter to promote anti-gay prejudice.

No matter what the motivation, the effects of the promotion of prejudice remain the same. Prejudice and discrimination cause needless suffering and death.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#92 Sep 27, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
fr Dickerman:
>Really??? You're one stupid queer<
Oh goody. ANOTHER name to add to TrueBlood, Thats Right (should be Thats WRONG), flordia gator, Florida Gator, The AssTroll Stopper.
Has mommy told you that it's impolite to say that they're "stupid" to a grownup yet? If not, she should, especially when the adult is smarter than little ones.
His mommy likes well endowed black men.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#93 Sep 27, 2013
"George Rekers is a major anti-gay figure that has worked against equality and tried to "cure" LGBT people for more than thirty years. A former University of South Carolina professor, Rekers is a founder of the Family Research Council, a former board member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), and he testified as an expert witness in favor of gay adoption bans in both Arkansas and Florida. In both states, the courts deemed Rekerís testimony biased and untrustworthy.

Rekers has also published several anti-gay books, including, "Shaping Your Child's Sexual Identity" and "Growing Up Straight: What Every Family Should Know About Homosexuality."

In May, reporters Penn Bullock and Brandon K. Thorp of the Miami New Times discovered that Rekers took a male escort that he met on Rentboy.com to Europe. According to the escort, Rekers "likes younger guys to hang out with."

At first, Rekers said he only hired the young man to "lift his luggage". However, after people doubted his story, Rekers changed his tune, claiming he was only trying to convert sinners to Christianity."

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#94 Sep 27, 2013
Tre H wrote:
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Thanks Scotty. That was the point I was trying to make, but you said it much better. Maybe Jimenez will get his own show on Fox News where he can regularly "expose the myths" on various issues. I ALMOST have more respect for someone who hates gays so passionately that they would brutally murder them, than a gay man who seeks to profit from this tragedy... almost.
Being gay is no guarantee of being self accepting. You are probably aware of many examples of anti-gay, gay people like Roy Cohen, Ted Haggard, George Rekers, Bishop Eddie Long, and a host of others.

I don't know anything about this author or his book beyond here, but those opposed to equality for various minorities have always been able to find someone of that group to support their cause.

Again, no matter what the motivation, the effects of the promotion of prejudice remain the same. Prejudice and discrimination cause needless suffering and death.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#95 Sep 27, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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Being gay is no guarantee of being self accepting. You are probably aware of many examples of anti-gay, gay people like Roy Cohen, Ted Haggard, George Rekers, Bishop Eddie Long, and a host of others.
I don't know anything about this author or his book beyond here, but those opposed to equality for various minorities have always been able to find someone of that group to support their cause.
Again, no matter what the motivation, the effects of the promotion of prejudice remain the same. Prejudice and discrimination cause needless suffering and death.
So true.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#96 Sep 27, 2013
Tre H wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand that promoting prejudice is the usual motivation, but it was claimed that the author of the book is GAY, so there seems to be a twist here, unless that's just another lie. Also, let's not confuse the motives for beating and torturing Matthew Shepard with the motives for writing this book denying it was an anti-gay hate crime.
Are you suggesting that gays can't be more interested in self-promotion, wealth, and power than in truth and civil rights? Allow me to introduce you at the next GOProud confab.
TrueBlood

Alexandria, VA

#97 Sep 27, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>His mommy likes well endowed black men.
Sounds to me like you're not only a Queer PedophiIe but a racist as well!
Basically you're just a piece of queer sh!t

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#98 Sep 27, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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Your mental illness is showing again.
Projection

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#99 Sep 29, 2013
beers wrote:
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So your religiphobic, or hetrophobic? If one must exists so must the other.
What a typical Christ-insanity-ist you are 'beers'. Why don't you deal with the facts I posted instead of going off topic and asking about me?

If I am black or white, male or female, gay or straight, religious or not, it changes nothing in the truth I posted.

Why can't you deal with the facts? Well, don't bother answering, we all know why you have to attack the one who posts the message.

“THERE IS NO GOD”

Since: Feb 09

Northern California

#100 Sep 29, 2013
Jizzy wrote:
<quoted text>
You know you would have to be nuts to eat diseased flesh.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye shall have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day" (John 6:53-54) and

"He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me and I in him.... So he that eateth me, even he shall live by me" (John 6:56-57).

OK, I do not have a problem accepting Christ-insanity-ists are nuts.
-Bill Of Rights-

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#101 Sep 29, 2013
Verbam wrote:
The truth finally comes out!
I'm glad that people can finally find out what really happened!

Shepard was killed over drugs by one of his gay lovers.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#102 Sep 29, 2013
-Bill Of Rights- wrote:
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I'm glad that people can finally find out what really happened!
Shepard was killed over drugs by one of his gay lovers.
The killers say Matt was tortured to death because he was gay. The trial showed robbery was the excuse, anti-gay prejudice and hate was the motivation.

Your motivation for promoting this old lie?

Prejudice causes needless suffering and death.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#103 Sep 29, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
The killers say Matt was tortured to death because he was gay.
Jeffery Dahmer, the gay cannibal, tortured, killed and ate his victims because HE was gay. To me, Shepard was just another senseless murder victim, to you he's a "Gay Icon."

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#104 Sep 29, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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To me, Shepard was just another senseless murder victim, to you he's a "Gay Icon."
Matt is not a gay Icon.

He's a symbol and one of millions of examples of the effects of extreme prejudice and hate on society.

It is only one of many clear examples that continue to happen daily. Your attempts to rationalize torture and murder, fail the test of reason, as well as fact.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#105 Sep 29, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Jeffery Dahmer, the cannibal,."
Dahlmer targeted and killed gay men.

Internalized hate, or homophobia, can and often does result in anti-social behavior. He was clearly a sick and twisted individual, who targeted gay men for murder.
beers

Oswego, IL

#106 Sep 29, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>Dahlmer targeted and killed gay men.

Internalized hate, or homophobia, can and often does result in anti-social behavior. He was clearly a sick and twisted individual, who targeted gay men for murder.
Well you better watch out. Your hatred of religion is going to cause you to start munchin down on some Catholics.

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#107 Sep 30, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Jeffery Dahmer, the gay cannibal, tortured, killed and ate his victims because HE was gay. To me, Shepard was just another senseless murder victim, to you he's a "Gay Icon."
What a silly ignorant post by a flaming bigot. Dahmer did not eat his victims because he was GAY. He ate them because he was a sick and violent sociopath.

Did Katherine Knight kill her husband, cook him, and serve him to their children because she was straight? You are a disgusting POS. You are worse than the typical trolls on this board because you are intelligent enough to know better. But you love wallowing in ignorance and hatred.

"She had stabbed Price with a butcher's knife while he was sleeping. According to the blood evidence, he awoke and tried to turn the light on before attempting to escape while Knight chased him through the house, he managed to open the front door and get outside but either stumbled back inside, or was dragged back into the hallway, where he finally died after bleeding out. Later, Knight went into Aberdeen and withdrew $1,000 from Price's ATM account. Price's autopsy revealed that he had been stabbed at least 37 times, in both the front and back of his body, with many of the wounds extending into vital organs. Several hours after Price had died, Knight skinned him and hung the skin from a meat hook on the architrave of a door to the lounge room.[4] She then decapitated him and cooked parts of his body, serving up the meat with baked potato, pumpkin, zucchini, cabbage, yellow squash and gravy in two settings at the dinner table, along with notes beside each plate, each having the name of one of Price's children on it; she was preparing to serve his body parts to his children.[5] A third meal was thrown on the back lawn for unknown reasons and it is speculated Knight had attempted to eat it but could not and this has been put forward in support of her claim that she has no memory of the crime. Price's head was found in a pot with vegetables. The pot was still warm, estimated to be at between 40 and 50 degrees Celsius, indicating that the cooking had taken place in the early morning."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Knight

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