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Sandy Rios Calls Matthew Shepards Murder “a total fraud,” at FRC’s Values Voters Summit – Video

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On the fifteenth anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s violent hate fueled murder in Laramie Wyoming, Sandy Rios a Fox News contributor, appeared at the conservative Values Voters Summit, hosted by the certified anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, and made the horrific claim that the “story” of the 1998 anti-gay murder of Matthew “wasn’t true,” and is “a total fraud,” and a “fairy tale” used as “propaganda” by LGBT activists.

Via the Huffington Post:

In Rios’ retelling, however, Shepard’s murder was part of a long-term plan by liberals and the LGBT community to create a society that is accepting of gay people.

It is up to Christian conservatives, Rios argued, to stop that acceptance. “We can’t let [gay people] keep breaking hearts and taking lives,” she said, one of a number of references Rios made to her theory that gay men are responsible for the AIDS epidemic.

“You think youth is worshiped in heterosexual sex? It is top of the line [for gay men]. And they like young men, young virile men,” Rios told a crowd of hundreds in the ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel. “You get old and you’re a gay man? There’s so much rejection.”

In the video below, Rios claims that the murder of Matthew Shepard was “a drug deal gone bad,” that Shepard’s murderers “had sex with him,” and professes that his murderers “were gay or bisexual.”

I am speechless.

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Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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3 thoughts on “Sandy Rios Calls Matthew Shepards Murder “a total fraud,” at FRC’s Values Voters Summit – Video”

  1. This women makes me ill. Some day her children and grand children are going to be so ashamed of her they will deny being related. We can’t be surprised that she blindly believes what she reads in a book though she is a bible thumper after all. And really if you believe that fairy tale you will believe anything.

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