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.