Intolerance In Matthew Shepherd’s Name: How Lies Become Laws

bookofmatt Intolerance in Matthew Shepherd’s Name: How Lies Become Laws

It will be fascinating to see how people react to a new book by an award-winning gay journalist exposing the truth about the 1998 death of homosexual Matthew Shepherd.

Just as a backdrop of lies brought us legalized abortion in 1973 through Roe v. Wade, it now appears that more lies were used to help homosexual activists kick the bullying industry into hyper-drive via the tragic death of Matthew Shepherd.

Facts about the Shepherd case were wrongfully reported and widely accepted as truth.

Much has been accomplished for leftists and homosexual activists in the name of tolerance, including the implementation of anti-bullying curriculums in public schools, most of which discriminate against Christians. Songs have been written and dedicated to Matthew Shepherd by Elton John, Melissa Etheridge, Lady Gaga, and others. Films have been made about his death, and a dedication play called “The Laramie Project” has been performed over 2,000 times worldwide.

In 2009, President Obama signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a federal law against gay hate crimes that was named after Matthew Shepherd. The new details of the Shepherd case won’t sit well with our pro-homosexual government.

What really happened?

Matthew Shepherd accepted a ride from two men, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, in October 1998. They pistol-whipped him, robbed him, tied him to a fence, and left. The incident became a famous ‘hate’ crime because the motives were made up by opportunistic activists, and the media ran with the ‘vicious homophobes’ narrative even before Shepherd died!

This new bombshell book by Stephen Jimenez, The Book of Matt, was written after he personally interviewed hundreds of people (including the two murderers), concluding that the case had more to do with drugs than Shepherd’s sexuality.

It turns out Shepard was a regular crystal meth user and a meth dealer; and his killer, McKinney, had been on a meth bender. Inconvenient facts were ignored, and America’s most famous hate crime was not a hate crime after all.

Gay journalist Aaron Hicklin asked this question in his article in The Advocate:

And how does it color our understanding of such a crime if the perpetrator and victim not only knew each other but also had [homosexual] sex together, bought drugs from one another, and partied together?

Someone recently said, “Only a weak cause which is not confident of its own righteousness needs to lie to prove its point.” What difference does it make today when the damage has already been done in the courts of public opinion?

This goes beyond lies to advancing an aggressive agenda.

Let’s recall a shocking, disturbing murder committed by homosexuals – an actual hate crime few have heard about.

A complicit national media fanned the flames of false homophobia in the Shepherd case. The following is an excerpt from a chapter entitled, “Normalizing Homosexuality” in the book – ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA.

In Prairie Grove, Arkansas, thirteen-year-old Jesse (Yates) Dirkhising was killed by two homosexual men [in 1999]. Jesse was bound and drugged, tortured, raped, and he died due to a combination of the drugs and the position in which he was tied down. The Washington Times was the only national media outlet to report the story at first.

…the Matthew Shepard case received massive, ongoing national media atten­tion because Shepard, the victim, was a homosexual. While both victims died as the result of assaults by two men, Dirkhising was a minor while Shepard was an adult. No protections have been issued or written on behalf of minors, but severe hate crimes legislations have been passed and implemented to protect homosexuals. Gays (it’s an unwritten rule) cannot be portrayed as villains by the media even if they were convicted of rape, torture, and murder.

The Washington Times story was headlined, “Media tune out torture death of Arkansas boy.” Tim Graham, director of media studies at the Media Research Center said that no one in the media wants to be on the wrong side of the issue by saying anything negative about homo­sexuals. The LexisNexis Group provides computer-assisted research services and revealed a drastic contrast in the two cases in a media search.

One month after each murder, there were 3,007 stories about Matthew Shepard’s death compared with only forty-six stories about Jesse Dirkhising’s death.

The deception and duplicity of this double standard is glaring.

How should Christians respond when some claim we’re being hateful, bigoted, or intolerant by simply talking about our faith? Pray for them because for those who have not placed their faith in the only Truth, Jesus Christ, this life is all there is.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 features a laundry list of sins describing those who will not inherit God’s kingdom. We must all appear before a holy, all-powerful God on Judgment Day; and we should be most concerned with our own standing with God before looking at others.

We also need to avoid extremes. One extreme is the ‘God hates fags’ crowd, who treat homosexual behavior as the unforgivable sin. It is not. The other extreme is being silent, accepting or even approving of the destructive lifestyle of homosexuality mainly because we  fear opposition. Don’t be intimidated.

Bullying is bullying, no matter who is doing it! Hey activists: name calling and stereotyping people that stand for what they believe is exactly what you don’t want done to you. The right of free speech should work both ways.

Hate crime and bullying propaganda has been used to advance their agenda temporarily, but God will have the final say.

 

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Obama Disregards High Court On Affirmative Action





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A U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year proved a win for those who believe that college admission should be based on merit, not skin color. In a 7-1 ruling, justices ruled that universities must make sure “no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity” before they issue acceptance letters to minorities for the sake of heterogeneity.

In typical fiat fashion, the Obama administration recently sent a letter to schools across the nation effectively telling them to ignore that ruling, even offering assistance in subverting it.

According to the letter’s authors, diversity is important because it helps “prepare students to succeed in our increasingly diverse nation.”

While focusing only on the fact that justices saw the benefit of diverse college environments, the directive further encouraged schools to maintain the same admissions policies they had in place prior to the court decision.

Jocelyn Samuels of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division explained that colleges could run afoul of the ruling by doing so, noting that her agency is dedicated to making sure they find any applicable loopholes.

“I would hope that colleges and universities would undertake these programs in carefully structured ways that would avoid legal challenge,” she noted, “and we certainly are available to help them do that.”

This administration has a documented history of flouting the law when it is politically expedient; and the instructions included in this recent letter perfectly illustrate that tendency. Furthermore, the Justice Department is perpetuating a failed ideological holdover from generations past: the notion that diversity for diversity’s sake is a good thing.

Placing more emphasis on pigmentation than qualification is not only an injustice to the students who rightfully deserved a spot; it does a real disservice to those artificially propped up because of their race. Through affirmative action, minorities learn that they cannot achieve anything without government intervention. At the same time, such policies can stoke the already simmering embers of racial hostility in America.

It is amazing to behold the dichotomous lens through which the left views Supreme Court decisions. Still touting a 40-year-old ruling as license to slaughter millions of unborn humans, modern progressives consider Roe V. Wade a holy sacrament. When the same court issues a decision about which they disagree, as with affirmative action or gun rights, the decree is seen as merely an obstacle to overcome.

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Abortionist Curtis Boyd: “Am I Killing? Yes, I Am. I Know That.”

Baby 2 SC Abortionist Curtis Boyd: “Am I Killing? Yes, I Am. I Know That.”

At age 76, Curtis Boyd, infamous late-term abortionist, has performed thousands of abortions on viable babies. Ironically, Boyd was raised in a Christian home in Texas, and later in life became an ordained Baptist minister. Then, with complete disregard to God’s commandments, Boyd left the church and opened up a back alley abortion clinic in Athens, Texas.

Before Roe V. Wade in 1973, the Supreme Court Decision that decriminalized abortion in the United States, Boyd was aborting children by the hundreds. Though illegal, Boyd felt that performing abortions was more important than abiding by the law of the land. When word got out about his chop shop, he was forced out of Athens and reopened in Dallas, where he continued to rally support for “abortion rights”.

Boyd says, “In those days, the big fear was someone would either file charges against me or I would have some major complication or patient death. I knew that every patient I saw had the potential to not only take my medical license, but to put me in prison.”

After Roe v. Wade passed, Boyd scurried to open the very first abortion clinic, Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center in Texas, and then immediately found a way to open its sister abortion clinic, Southwestern Women’s Options, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Boyd was a founding member of the National Abortion Federation, an association of abortion clinics that has become infamous for having filthy conditions, botched abortions and abortion deaths, among many other violations.

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Obama’s Change – A Brand Of Evil

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Every period of time in this world has had its despots and tyrants who forced their particular brand of evil on those they ruled.

To insult the Jews, Antiochus Epiphanes (Antiochus IV) slew a pig in the most sacred spot in the world for Jewish people, the Holy of Holies.

Herod, wanting to please the Romans, hoisted up the Roman Eagle over the door of the Temple, which was a clear defilement in the eyes of every Jew.

Later, Roman Emperor Nero began killing Christians for sport and to entertain his willing bloodthirsty citizens.

Fast forward to modern despots. There are so many we will hone in on the best known. Hitler killed Jews and anyone else who resisted his diabolical Third Reich. Millions died before his twisted schemes could be reined in and Germany could be brought down to a heap of smoldering rubble.

All successful despots throughout all time have shared one thing in common: they knew that crowd control was not something that you do when everything has gone out of control; it is something you do so it won’t ever go out of control. Julius Caesar was known for saying that if you gave people a piece of bread and a spectacle, you could do anything you wanted with them.

Enter Barack Obama; unlike any President before him, he tosses those with a nanny state mentality a pile of freebies, cuddles up with Hollywood moguls and celebs who keep us titillated and laughing, and sits down to dinner with the kings of earth on the taxpayer’s dime. His wife flourishes in her role as the queen of America, with TV appearances, worldwide trips, and $3,000 per night stays in world-class hotels.

Scandals are too many to keep track of, and confusion and pandemonium reigns in the other branches of government to the point of paralysis and confusion of face. Because Obama’s Vice President, appointees, cabinet members, agencies, sycophantic drooling mainstream media, and unquestioning minions and followers are all flesh of his flesh, the Congress is fighting brush fires and rumors of fires while the entire forest is burning down.

Seventeen trillion dollars in debt will soon be accompanied by the biggest train wreck in American history, known as“ObamaCare.”

The president’s way of handling all of this is to shoot off to Africa for a multi-million dollar PR junket for some political purpose known only to him.

At home, DOMA has been dumped due to the dilettante, ‘evolved’ morality of the president; and every major guide and tradition has been abandoned for the whims of a man with no known accomplishments to his credit (and over twenty hidden and never-seen documents about his past.)

The Bible, the Constitution, and 6,000 years of human adherence to the laws of nature and common sense regarding marriage have been dumped under the auspices of a single man, who has promised a change that is now becoming the most defiant, divisive, and destructive policy ever presented to any nation in history.

What contribution has Barack Obama made to American greatness and her way of life on any level? Honesty would convulse if we named any area at all – but one. The prurient, perverted lifestyle and practices of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population is the only thing noticeably promoted in the first and second term of Barack Obama.

It is Barack Obama’s unique and particular brand of evil, and yet it is being presented as a great win for civil rights. It is dragged up and paraded as something akin to the great civil rights struggle of the blacks. At the very least, it is touted as the means by which Obama has streamlined America and brought her into the twenty first century.

The path to a nation’s demise and doom has been well-catered (or pimped, depending on your view); but a confetti-strewn floor and a few straggling balloons, once the party is over, will hardly be an answer for a nation whose greatness was the most remarkable accomplishment of civil government in the history of the world.

When Obama announced he would not defend DOMA, the courts were weakened; and on the fortieth year of the inception of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court made its second worst decision in the nation’s history.

Those who know their Bibles will tell you in a heartbeat that America had only three aces in her hand, and one of them is not the incessant declaration that our president is the leader of the free world.

Our morality and conscience were all that ever mattered. It is what kept families sacred and children safe; but now, under the administration of one man, those things have plunged to the place of no return. The other ace was our connection to, and our protection for, Israel; now, even that is fully in question.

Obama’s involvement in the advancement of the Muslim Brotherhood, a complete failure, and his spineless commitments to everyone from our Libyan ambassador to Syrian peace gives little hope that he will stand up for Israel if she is attacked in force by Muslims, who are committed to the hatred of this tiniest of countries.

The world mocks those who proclaim that antichrist will soon emerge and reign for the last few years of time before the Lord Jesus Christ returns and takes the reins of power away from men. Yet, we have a man said to be the leader of the free world doing everything to prepare the way for such a man.

Yes, the rest of the world is also chomping at the bit to enter the changes that Barack Obama is proposing here in the U.S. To those who understand prophecy, that is only proof that the stage is being set for the coming of the ‘Man of Sin.’ (2Th 2: 3)

Will it be the free-for-all of the LGBT with parades and open shows in media and public, or the dark portent of Sharia law where women are entombed in black potato sacks and reduced to the social level of cattle? Will America be a nation ruled by a political party led by Jihadists, or a big party put on by the LGBT? Will the Muslims bring Sharia to Hollywood first to cover up the nudies, and thus end the excesses virtually overnight? Which confusion will emerge to take us into the twenty first?

Will we thank Mr. Obama during his lame duck year, if the world lasts that long? Will we see him on his way to other great pursuits and welcome in the next modern avatar of modernity and Avant-guard? Will we rest under the shade of the spreading social changes we have planted like so many trees in the garden and watch posterity reap the rewards of the “change we can believe in?”

We will do nothing of the kind; but rather, we will not have time to lick our wounds or recover and start again. The order may change now, but it will be short-lived. And the real change will become permanent, as in eternal.

“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (1Th 5: 2, 3)

Not even Barack Obama could circumvent or abort this baby (sudden destruction); it will be born to the nations as has been foretold by prophets from the foundation of the world.

 

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Mock ‘Marriage’ And The Death Of Freedom

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While poorly decided U.S. Supreme Court cases are a dime a dozen, prior to last Wednesday, two stood out among the most wretched and constitutionally groundless in American History. First was the 1857 Dred Scott decision. Among other things, it robbed African-Americans of both their U.S. citizenship and their dignity.

Next came the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. It has robbed over 55 million U.S. citizens of their very lives. For the first time in American history, the high court imagined a phantom constitutional right for women to dismember alive their own pre-born children.

Both of these cases are blights on American history. Fortunately, the first, Dred Scott, has been officially relegated to the dustbin of judicial disgrace, while the second, Roe v. Wade, continues to be used as justification for mass genocide. With each passing day, the bodies of the innocents pile-up like God’s chosen at Auschwitz.

Tragically, this past week, we hit the unholy trifecta. A third precedential abomination was added to the mix. On Wednesday, the high court handed down two cases concerning the pagan left’s abjectly bizarre efforts to redefine the age-old and immutable institution of marriage (Hollingsworth v. Perry and U.S. v. Windsor). The more egregious of the two opinions, Windsor, presumes to invalidate Section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), granting limited federal recognition to sin-centric and sodomy-based same-sex “marriage.”

Not only did this 5-4 decision effectively deconstruct the institution of legitimate marriage, removing all ethical and legal justification for barring similar such perverse “marriage” amalgamations as “gay marriage” (i.e., multi-party or incestuous nuptials) – it also laid the groundwork to force the 37 “marriage reality” states to join the remaining 13 in a corporate “marriage equality” delusion. This is not just judicial activism; it’s judicial tyranny – a potentially fatal, self-inflicted wound to the high court’s yet waning legitimacy.

Still, while much will be written about Windsor from a legal standpoint, for now, let’s focus on another of the decision’s inevitable outcomes: Anti-Christian persecution. If, through judicial fiat, “gay marriage” ultimately becomes the law of the land, tens-of-millions of Christians (as well as Jews and Muslims) will be forced to choose between obedience to God and obedience to Caesar – between fidelity to conscience and government oppression.

Millions of us have already made that choice.

As we’ve now seen in states that fancy mock “gay marriage,” for instance, the only way to force Christian individuals and business owners – such as bakers, photographers, innkeepers, and florists – to lend their talents to sin-centered “gay weddings” is through the power of the police state. This amounts to a systemic, immoral, and profoundly unconstitutional trampling of the First Amendment.

What follows will be a deviant-sexual-behavior-based “LGBT” suspect minority class with all the associated trimmings. In the eyes of government, Bible-believing Christians will be treated as modern-day racists. Any outward expression of the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic will be trumped by newfangled “gay rights” and deemed verboten. For all intents and purposes, Christianity will be criminalized. This is not mere speculation. It’s been the plan all along.

Case in point: Chai Feldblum, President Obama’s EEOC commissioner – a lesbian activist who supports “plural marriage” – has promised as much. She admits that progressives “want to revolutionize societal norms” and believes that “gay sex is a moral good.” She calls the clash between religious liberty and “sexual liberty” a “zero-sum game,” meaning someone wins and someone loses. Guess who loses? Feldblum has “a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.”

Even so, last week, after the offending high court opinions were announced, I was reminded by a close friend and fellow Christian attorney that “God is in control, and that has to be more than a slogan at times like this.”

Since, no doubt, the Obama NSA has already read our entire email exchange, I thought I’d go ahead and share excerpts with you as well. My colleague’s insights are profound. I found them encouraging. I hope you do, too.

“Amen,” I replied. “At the risk of sounding a bit apocalyptic, I’m fully convinced that this is part of His divine plan – perhaps to begin separating the wheat from the chaff. We have arrived: ‘As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.’ Matthew 24:37.”

“I agree with you,” he responded, “and that conviction makes all this much easier. What depresses me is the astonishing disconnect and irrationality that sin so easily produces, and how quickly it spreads; we are truly sheep and fully as stupid without a Good Shepherd.

“In my 35 years as a Christian, I never seriously believed we might end up in prison for our faith – except, perhaps, for something like a pro-life demonstration. This is the first time it seriously occurs to me that the trajectory of the nation is such that it is possible in five to 10 years. Oddly, this thought does not discourage or scare me; in fact, it’s almost a joyful thought that we might have the privilege to suffer for our faith. Rejoice greatly when men revile and persecute you for my name’s sake, for your reward is great in Heaven (a rough paraphrase of Matthew 5:12).

“It may be that the truly toughest tests we had were earlier in our lives,” he continued, “before we got fully engaged and in the movement. … Now we’re part of networks with support from like-minded people, and we’re largely insulated from what the opposition can do to us. The real heroes are our clients who speak up at the risk of losing their livelihood, getting thrown out of school, or getting death threats from the tolerance crowd. I feel now like my faith costs me less than when I was in private practice before hostile judges and antagonistic media hit-men.”

“You nailed it,” I replied. “What an honor that our Creator chose us before time began to be part of a Gideon’s army of truth-tellers and defenders of the faithful. It’s an amazing time to be alive. But, as you mentioned, although we’re on the front lines, we also have tremendous support. It’s quite liberating to be written-off by the world and, consequently, free to speak and behave in a way that reflects the reality that we couldn’t give a rat’s behind what the world thinks of us. Those we represent rarely have that luxury.

“Whether it’s one day or hundreds of years,” I continued, “I really believe we are living in the last days (in the total scheme of time and space). I just hope that when and if the time comes, the Holy Spirit gives me the strength of character to not only refuse to deny His Truth, but to be like our martyred brothers and sisters who walked up and kissed the stake before being burned alive on it.

“Anyway, that’s enough trying to cheer each other up for now,” I joked. “Keep on keepin’ on, my friend.”

Do I really believe American Christians will be burned at the stake over counterfeit “gay marriage”? No. Do I believe Christians will face real persecution, such as loss of livelihood, civil penalties, physical abuse, or even jail? Absolutely.

Still, come what may, we Christ followers must always remember this admonition from Romans 12:12: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer.”

In other words, mock “marriage” or not: Keep on keepin’ on, my friend.

(Go to MarriageSolidarity.com to pledge no surrender on marriage).

 

Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)  

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