The Truth About Mathew Shepard

Journalist Stephen Jimenez was very brave to publish his book The Book of Matt, an investigation into the life and death of Mathew Shepard. Shepard, murdered in 1998 , is well-known as a “gay martyr” since LGBT activists seized on his death and immediately made out that he was a vitim of “homophobia”. Large-scale anti-bullying campaigns in schools have used him as their poster-boy and these campaigns are getting hundreds of millions of dollars.

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They circulate posters  of  Matthew with the slogan “Stop the Hate”. But there is no hate apart from what they are spreading : hatred of the truth.

Even before Jimenez, there were several attempts to get the truth out there. In 2004, an investigation by ABC news came to the same conclusion as Jimenez: they discovered the real story after talking to his murderers, now in jail. Shepard was involved with a gang who were using and dealing in drugs. He was killed by another gang  member after a dispute about drugs and money. 

And both of them were homosexual. Aaron McKinney was a known homosexual. Shepard was working as a rent-boy to pay for drugs.

While CBS and NBC ignored yesterday’s expansion of the federal definition of hate crimes to include sexual orientation, ABC’s Charlie Gibson reported it, explaining that the amendment was “named for Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming college student killed 11 years ago, because he was gay.”

It’s true that the amendment, attached to a defense spending bill was named for Shepard, but Gibson ignored his own network’s investigation of the Shepard case that revealed sexual orientation was not the motive behind his murder.

ABC’s “20/20” investigation in 2004 found that drugs fueled Shepard’s brutal murder, not “homophobia,” as is widely believed. Aaron Mickinney, who fatally assaulted Shepard, told ABC he was high on methamphetamine during the attack and it was the drugs that sparked his rage, not Shepard’s sexual orientation.

Anchor Elizabeth Vargas reported that Shepard’s friends promoted the idea that Shepard’s sexuality was the key factor in his murderer’s attack. “Just hours after Matthew was discovered at the fence, and before anyone knew who had beaten him, Walt Boulden and Alex Trout, friends of Shepard, began spreading the word that Matthew may have been attacked, because he was homosexual.

Cal Rerucha, the prosecutor in the case, confirmed Vargas’ words. “They [Shepard’s friends] were calling the county attorney’s office. They were calling the media and indicating, “Matthew Shepard is gay, and we don’t want the fact that he is gay to go unnoticed,” he stated. 

Rerucha also told ABC he didn’t “think the proof [of a hate crime] was there” and “it something [Shepard’s friends] had decided.”

Ben Fritzen, a former police detective and one of the lead investigators on the case, told Vargas it was drugs and money that motivated the attack on Shepard.

“Matthew Shepard’s sexual preference or sexual orientation certainly wasn’t the motive in the homicide. If it wasn’t Shepard, they would have found another easy target. What it came down to, really, is drugs and money and two punks that were out looking for it,” he told ABC.

Despite what law enforcement had to say about the murder, Shepard’s friend Walt insisted to ABC, “I know in the core of my heart it happened, because he revealed he was gay. And it’s chilling. They targeted him, because he was gay.” (Common liberal think; “I don’t care about the facts. What matters is what I feel is true.”)

Shepard’s death was a terrible tragedy, and nobody deserves the treatment he received that night. But to ignore evidence about the true motives behind his murder  to push a political agenda, is at the very least irresponsible. >>>

Even the left-wing press is starting to wake up to the true facts. In England in 2014 the Guardian published an article “The  Truth Behind America’s Most Famous Gay Hate Murder”

<<Matthew’s drug abuse, and the fact that he knew one of his killers prior to the attack, was never explored in court. Neither was the rumour that the killers knew that he had access to a shipment of crystal meth with a street value of $10,000 which they wanted to steal.>>

The so-called gay martyr was a drug-addicted prostitute who diced with danger. And he found it. 

Even the left-wing press is starting to wake up to the true facts. In England in 2014 the Guardian published an article “The  Truth Behind America’s Most Famous Gay Hate Murder”


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