Skip to comments.Olbermann Slams Rep. Virginia Foxx Over Her Insensitive Matthew Shepard Comments (Video)
Posted on 04/30/2009 6:14:12 AM PDT by DrGop0821
For once, I actually agree with Olbermann. Rep. Foxx should indeed apologize.
Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tortured and murdered in Wyoming. His story is portrayed in the play and film "The Laramie Project".
Personally, I disagree with "hate crime" legislation because all crime can be considered "hateful". Does it really matter why someone is murdered? Murder is by definition a "hate crime". Is there really any need to complicate the laws?
That said, Rep. Foxx's comments are truly "despicable", insensitive and shameful.
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I absolutely agree with Olberwoman and this Rep should get cesured but I just can’t watch this jackazz Olberwomen because he has a small mouth and no lips and no brain to go with it.
What did Olbermann have to say about Perez Hilton and his remarks regarding Miss California?
Foxx got her information from this apparently which indicates that this story was spun by militant gay activists.
Everything I saw since this event suggests it had nothing to do with homosexuality and everything to do with drugs.
She should be “cesured” [sic] because she openly disagreed with the “official” mythology surrounding Shepherd’s death? Matthew Shepherd was brutally murdered, and there’s no excuse for that, but it had nothing to do with his being gay. He was killed by a couple of predatory meth addicts and that’s pretty much it.
The sister of one of the killers does some public speaking about the killing at churches and youth events; she has a fascinating story.
Here were her exact comments: The Matthew Shepard bill is named after a very unfortunate incident that happened where a young man was killed, Foxx, a Banner Elk Republican, said. But we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn’t because he was gay.
The bill was named for him but it’s really a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills.
Rep. Foxx just states that the motive for the crime was robbery, not him being gay. And as poster #5 states, the perps confirm their motive (that of robbery) to Elizabeth Vargas.
So what is Rep. Foxx’s big misstatement here? She just reiterated the motives as stated by the perps. Thousands of people are brutally murdered every year, regardless of their sexual preference? Are they any less dead, or did they suffer any less because they were NOT gay?
Hey Keithy boy, I have one name for you, you bung face:
Olber-twit should ask Jesse Dirkhising for his views on the legislation.
(Apologies to the family of Jesse for any unintended offense)
Even though it seems to have been Rahm Emmanuel who coined the phrase about not wasting a crisis, it seems that it’s been the homosexual credo for a very long time.
After the trial. Before and during, one of the defendants and other witnesses said that Sheppard's sexual orientation was a factor.
"If it wasn't Shepard, they would have found another easy target. What it came down to really is drugs and money and two punks that were out looking for it," Fritzen said
Price now says that at the time of the crime she thought things would go easier for McKinney if his violence were seen as a panic reaction to an unwanted gay sexual advance.
But today, Price tells Vargas the initial statements she made were not true and tells Vargas that McKinney's motive was money and drugs. "I don't think it was a hate crime at all. I never did," she said.
Shepard was about a drug deal gone bad. It just so happened that he enjoyed deviant sexual encounters, at least according the press, but he didn’t deserve to be beaten to death. Matt was simply a convenient homosexual to be used by the “gay” community to advance their victimhood political agenda. The marketing of deviance knows no virtue and Rep Foxx is pretty much right on target. Let us not forget that Jeff Dahmer also enjoyed deviance.
“Hate crime” laws emphasize hate and not crime. When we embrace such legislation we will wind up with more hate, more crime and less freedom.
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