USA TODAY: “Mission of Matthew Shepard’s mother: Stop hate crime”

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[FPN] – In 2008, USA Today twisted the facts surrounding the 1998 death of college student Matthew Shepard, inferring he was killed simply because of his homosexuality. This baseless claim was made by many “gay” activists soon after Shepard’s death in an effort to silence critics who seek to discourage various forms of sexual immorality.

FPN correctly warned the article was a warning sign that pro-homosexual, federal hate crimes language may be reintroduced in Congress very soon thereafter. It was, and it passed both houses of Congress before being signed into law by President Obama.

The following is an excerpt from that March 10, 2008 article appearing on USAToday.com.

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“Mission of Matthew Shepard’s mother: Stop hate crime”
USAToday.com – March 10, 2008

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[Judy Shepard's] biggest disappointment is that the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which includes crimes based on sexual orientation, has yet to be enacted into federal law. It would give federal authorities greater leeway to participate in hate-crime investigations and step in if local authorities don’t act.

Although passed by the Senate and attached to a defense spending bill, the act was removed because it didn’t have enough votes to pass in the House.

Opponents of the hate-crimes proposal says it’s not needed because state and federal laws already outlaw violence against individuals.

Joe Glover of the Family Policy Network, a conservative lobbying group, told The New York Times it was “a shameless attempt to push the homosexual agenda on the American people by exploiting American soldiers who are currently in harm’s way around the world.”

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Read the entire news article here:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-03-10-shepard-hate-crimes_N.htm


RELATED INFORMATION:

Reasons to Oppose Adding “Sexual Orientation” to the Federal Hate Crimes Law:
http://familypolicy.net/resources/papers/hate-crimes

Homosexuals are 244% more likely to be the perpetrators of violence against other homosexuals than heterosexuals:
http://www.familypolicy.net/homosexuality/?p=553

ABC News Report Proves Matthew Shepard’s death NOT related to his homosexuality:
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=277685&page=1

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