Big Lie Bombshell: Meth Head/Dealer, Matthew Shepard Tortured, Murdered by Gay Lover; ‘Hate Crime’ Story a Lie by smonebkyn


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									Big Lie Bombshell: Meth Head/Dealer, Matthew
Shepard Tortured, Murdered by Gay Lover;
‘Hate Crime’ Story a Lie
by Austin Ruse
Sep 14 2013

Almost everything you think you
know about the Matthew Shepard
narrative is false
Matthew Shepard was the winsome
young homosexual in Laramie,
Wyoming who in October 1998 was
tortured, killed, and left hanging
grotesquely from a fence. He was
discovered almost a day later and
later died in the hospital from his
horrific wounds.
On the night of October 6, Shepard
met “two strangers” in the Fireside
Lounge in Laramie. The two men
offered Shepard a ride home but
instead drove him to a remote area, robbed him, beat him with pistols, and left him splayed on a fence.
Cops found the bloody gun along with Shepard’s shoes and wallet in the truck of the two men --- Aaron
McKinney and Russell Henderson.
McKinney and Henderson claimed the "gay panic" defense, that they freaked out when Shepard came
onto them sexually and killed him in a rage. They made other claims, too, but were convicted and
sentenced to life in prison.
Almost immediately Shepard became a secular saint, and his killing became a kind of gay Passion Play
where he suffered and died for the cause of homosexuality against the growing homophobia and hatred
of gay America.
Indeed, a Mathew Shepard industry grew rapidly with plays and foundations along with state and even
national hate crimes legislation named for him. Rock stars wrote songs about him, including Elton John
and Melissa Etheridge. Lady Gaga performed John Lennon’s "Imagine" and changed the lyrics to
include Shepard.
Thanks to a new book by an award winning gay journalist we now know that much of this narrative
turns out to be false, little more than gay hagiography.
As gay journalist Aaron Hicklin, writing in The Advocate asks, “How do people sold on one version of
history react to being told that the facts are slippery --- that thinking of Shepard’s murder as a hate
crime does not mean it was a hate crime? And how does it color our understanding of such a crime if
the perpetrator and victim not only knew each other but also had sex together, bought drugs from one
another, and partied together?”
                                                                              This startling revelation
                                                                              comes in The Book of
                                                                              Matt to be published next
                                                                              week by investigative
                                                                              journalist Stephen
                                                                              Jiminez, who over the
                                                                              course of years
                                                                              interviewed over 100
                                                                              people including
                                                                              Shepard’s friends, friends
                                                                              of the killers, and the
                                                                              killers themselves
                                                                              According to The
                                                                              Advocate, one of the
                                                                              premier gay publications
                                                                              in the country, Jiminez
                                                                              “amassed enough
                                                                              anecdotal evidence to
                                                                              build a persuasive case
                                                                              that Shepard’s sexuality
                                                                              was, if not incidental,
                                                                              certain less central than
                                                                              popular consensus had
                                                                              lead us to believe.”
                                                                               Even before Shepard
                                                                               died, two of his friends
                                                                               were peddling the
                                                                               narrative that he died at
                                                                               the hands of vicious
                                                                               homophobes. Within days
                                                                               the gay establishment
                                                                               latched onto what would
drive the hate crimes story for years to come; even now, the Laramie Project, a stage play about the
killing is performed all over the country. Indeed, it will be performed next week at Ford’s Theater in
Washington DC.
But what really happened to Matthew Shepard?
He was beaten, tortured, and killed by one or both of the men now serving life sentences. But it turns
out, according to Jiminez, that Shepard was a meth dealer himself and he was friends and sex partners
with the man who led in his killing. Indeed, his killer may have killed him because Shepard allegedly
came into possession of a large amount of methamphetamine and refused to give it up.
The book also shows that Shepard’s killer was on a five-day meth binge at the time of the killing.
As to be expected, Matthew Shepard Inc. is rallying to denounce the new narrative that his
homosexuality had little or nothing to do with his murder. The Matthew Shepard Foundation released
this statement:
Attempts now to rewrite the story of this hate crime appear to be based on untrustworthy sources,
factual errors, rumors and innuendo rather than the actual evidence gathered by law enforcement
and presented in a court of law. We do not respond to innuendo, rumor or conspiracy theories.
Instead we recommit ourselves to honoring Matthew’s memory, and refuse to be intimidated by
those who seek to tarnish it. We owe that to the tens of thousands of donors, activists, volunteers,
and allies to the cause of equality who have made our work possible.

The agenda of the sexual left lives on lies. As we all know now, the back-story that brought us Roe v.
Wade was a lie. And here we find the Matthew Shepard story was also a lie.
The sexual left approves of such lies because they get to what they consider to be an underlying truth.
The author of The Advocate piece writes, “There are valuable reasons for telling certain stories in a
certain way at pivotal times, but that doesn’t mean we have to hold on to them once they’ve outlived
their usefulness.”


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