So what was done to people like Matthew Shepard is just discrimination? How do you explain that one away or similar cases which may or may not be as widely known?
I'm going to answer this by quoting an article by Abiding Truth Ministries. The author is Scott Lively. Sorry I don't have the date.
I think you'll find it both informative and interesting. I know I did.
"It was 1926 and a culture war was raging between the Fascists and the Communists in Germany. The growing Nazi Party was strong, but the people still favored the Communists. It fell to young Josef Goebbels to win hearts and minds to the Nazi cause. How could this be done?The Nazis were newcomers, trying to change the social order, and their aggressive tactics were offensive to many people. But in a move that would establish him as a master propagandist, Goebells turned the tables by casting the Nazis as victims of the Communists. The key was Horst Wessel.
Horst Wessel was just another Nazi street thug, but on Feb. 12, 1926, he was murdered by a Communist. Wessel wasn't killed over ideology; it was a matter of unpaid rent to his landlady. However, the timing was right for Goebell's scheme and so Horst Wessel became the first martyr for the movement: the symbol of Nazi victimhood at the hands of the evil Communists. The "Horst Wessel" song , became literally, the anthem of the Nazi Party, and Wessel assumed mythic stature as figure of near religious worship.
In 1998, a culture war was raging between the homosexuals and the Christians and even though the homosexual movement was growing strong, the people still favored the Christian values of Marriage and the natural Family. The leaders of the "gay" movement needed to win more of the public to their position. How could this be done? The "Gays" were still relative newcomers, trying to change the social and moral order of the nation, and their aggressive tactics, "We're queer, we're here, get used to it."
were offensive to many people. But in a move that would confirm their reputation as master propagandists, the "gay" leaders turned the tables, casting the homosexuals as victims of Christian "homophobia".The key was Matthew Sheppard.
Matthew Sheppard was just another self-identified "gay" but on Oct. 23, 1998, he was murdered by two men. He wasn't killed because he was a homosexual, it was a matter of robbery. And the robbers obviously weren't Christian,however, the timing was right for the "gay" scheme and so Matthew Sheppard becaame the new martyr of the homosexual movement; a symbol of "gay" victimhood at the hands of the evil Christians. The "Matthew Sheppard Play" became the showpeice of the "gay" movement, and Sheppard himself assumed mythic stature as a figure of near religious worship.
Matthew Sheppard is the Worst Hessel of the modern "gay" movement. His legend is a lie. It's purpose is to deceive and manipulate the public. And its proponents are facists.
Indeed, the AMerican "gay" movement is as fascist as the German fascist movement was "gay" and there are many links between the two. For example, the first US homosexual organization, formed in 1924, was the Chicago Chapter of the German Society for Human Rights. The most member of the German parent organization was Hitler's closest friend, op[enly homosexual Ernst Roehm, head of the Nazi SA (also known as the Brown Shirts). Interestingly Horst Wessel, as a member of the early SA was probably a homosexual or bisexual as well. (And yes, Hitler was "gay".)
But this isn't an article about German Nazis. You can read about them in "The Pink Swastika" which I wrote along with Jewish researcher Kevin E. Abrams, (see www.defendthefamily.com ). This article is about modern "gay" propagandists. They follow the Nazi model but their threat is not just an interesting historical question. It is quite actual and immediate.
It is a testament to "gay" propaganda that much of the American public now thinks of Christians as the aggressors and homosexuals as victims. But it is the "gays", not the Christians that are trying to overthrow the traditional, family centered society. And it is the Christians, not the "gays" that are being silenced and marginalized for their views: in government, mass media, academia, and corporate America. Adolf Hitler would be proud. The fascists who deny freedom of speech to others and advocate pre-emptive violence against their "oppressors", have pulled off another propaganda coup."
The homosexual activists exploited the murder of Matthew Shepard and the story captivated the nation's media. They promoted the line that he was "killed because he was gay". When in fact the case is much more complicated than that.
Katie Couric took up the spurious "gay" charge and slammed an ad featuring former homosexuals saying the ad might have led to Shepard's murder by fomenting anti-gay "hate".
TV documentaries used the MS case to push "hate crime" laws favored by homosexuals. The day Shepard died, Clinton pressed Congress to pass hate-crime legislation that specifically favored homosexuals.
You mention other stories.
Have you heard of Jesse Dirkhising? In case you haven't Jesse was 13 years old when he was brutally sexually assaulted and murdered in Rogers, Arkansas, on Sept 26, 1999 by two homosexual men. The media outlets said nothing until a month later, when the Washington times ran an expose of the media's inattention. Can you think of a good reason why the media coverage surrounding the murder of a "gay" college student Matthew Shepard should be any greater than the sadistic killing of 13 year old Jesse Dirkhising by two homosexual lovers in Arkansas?
If Matthew Shepard had AIDS and approached those two guys for sex and did have sex with them, and they got AIDS, should he be charged with a hate crime? Just wondering.