Thursday, April 30, 2009

Really? I mean, REALLY?

Maybe I'm late on the news, but I just found this little tidbit on Facebook.

Eleven years after Matthew Shepard was strung up on a fence in Laramie, Wyoming and left to die, a Virginia Congresswoman is calling the idea that he was killed because he was gay "a hoax."

This is it, folks. This is the bottom line of what homophobia accomplishes. It kills. Often it just kills (did you catch that? 'just') spirits. Joy. But sometimes-- often enough-- it literally kills. Takes life. Like Matthew Shepard's. Or like that of the 15-year old boy in California who was shot in the head by a classmate because he was gay.

I'll tell you what is a hoax: the idea that LGBT people are as protected under US law as any other group. That is the hoax.
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1 comment:

Lisa said...

I have disliked very much Rep. Foxx for quite some time. Now I think it is safe to say that many people share my disdain for her. She's earned it.