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Our Father Who Art In Pencil
I was listening to the radio tonight and apparently its the 5 year anniversary of Matthew Shepherd's death. For those of you who dont remember, he was a 21 year old gay kid who got beaten to death by homophobic texans. You'd think it would be old news and the family would be left to grieve, right?


Apparently some wacked out reverend who makes a pilgrimage to the site where Matthew died every year to speak about how "God hates fags" and now hes hoping to erect a monument stating "Matthew Shepherd entered hell on October 12th not heeding God's warning. Thou shalt not lay with a man as with a woman. it is an abomination" such and such and theres some scripture. what..the fuck? isnt it bad enough that the family had to suffer but now to have the founder of the www.godhatesfags.com website hounding them for all eternity, trying to erect a symbol of a horrendous hate crime in a public environment? doesnt he realize that "thou shalt not kill" is a commandment and he fails to even recognize that, but apparently he can judge that poor Matthew went to hell, why? because he said so.

I think God knows whats in your heart and hes the judge. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone and all that stuff, but to keep harping about something that happened 5 years ago and to make this stupid statement to remember a hate crime is just beyond inexcusable.

I drew this in English, but i decided to dedicate it to Matthew Shepherd and to show that not all Christians are all that bad *halo*

Current Mood: indescribable indescribable

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westly From: westly Date: October 13th, 2003 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just want you to know how amazing you are.

How beautiful the picture is.

And how strong your words really are.

Understanding is rare in this world anymore. Every so often a star of it shines, we all wish upon it, and our own stars shine.
desertcoyote From: desertcoyote Date: October 14th, 2003 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
The artwork, and the thought behind it, is beautiful.
From: plague_dog Date: October 14th, 2003 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah. Good old Fred Phelps. I'm convinced that this man is one of the closest things to Satan that can be in human form. The reports of child abuse from him are absolutely horrendous.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: October 14th, 2003 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)
the funny thing is, Heidie Fliess on the radio station 92.1 *sex advice with heidie fliess* said he looks like a pedophile and she bets theres something going on with him, but was quickly shut up to avoid a lawsuit stating untrue things and whatnot. i wouldnt doubt it though. nutjobs like that have tons of skeletons in their closet
shadowfox24 From: shadowfox24 Date: October 14th, 2003 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was a nice picture.

There are some things off in your recollection. It was just south of where I live, in the college town of Casper, Wyoming. The trial was all the newspapers covered while it was happening. They should have fried the guys that killed him like hamburgers, but they waved the death penalty instead.

As for the monument, Phelps and his band o wack jobs did allot more than that. On the day matt's funeral they were all outside the church with their signs and a bullhorn. He's no reverand and WBC is no church, Phelph's time will come.
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