Friday, May 01, 2009

Matthew's Mom Responds...

Judy Shepard appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the recent expansion of Federal hate crimes legislation and the remarks made by North Carolina representative Virginia Foxx, who, in testifying against the expansion, suggested that Shepard was merely the victim of a robbery, and that suggestions that he was targeted because he was gay were all a part of "a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills."

I had the great honor of meeting Judy Shepard and hearing her speak two years ago. It is unthinkable yet true that today, over ten years after Matthew's murder she still has to deal with atttacks on her son. Attacks now being propogated by the Republican Party.

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