One News Now recently reported that William Smithson, a homosexual, was sentenced on Nov. 21 to life in prison for the strangulation and murder of Jason Shephard in 2006. The article decried the lack of public outcry on behalf of the homosexual community for Jason’s murder. However, they might have a legitimate reason for their silence. Who knew about it? Certainly not I. It wasn’t front page news like Mathew Shepherd’s murder. So that begs the question, do homosexual victims garner more news coverage than those who are heterosexual? To the casual observer it would seem so.
According to Keloland.com website and reporter Ben Dunsmoor the following is what transpired during the murder: “According to court papers 23 year old Jason Shephard’s body was found wrapped in bed sheets and belts in his supervisor’s basement. Authorities say 41 year old William Smithson slipped the “date-rape” drug into Shephard’s drink while they were at dinner one night last week. Later in the evening, Smithson made sexual advances towards Shephard. When the student resisted, Smithson allegedly strangled him. ”
While the murder of Matthew Shepherd was lied about and used to further the gay agenda saying that Matthew was killed on behalf of him being gay, there is no similar outrage for another Shephard boy who was killed because he WAS NOT gay and resisted his homosexual manager’s advances. In fact, “hate crimes” because the victim is straight is not as uncommon as people would believe.
In fact, in 2007 according the FBI Hate Crimes Statistics there were 27 victims of hate crimes based on the fact they were straight. In 1995, there were 19 victims of anti-heterosexual hate crimes. While that is not a statistically significant increase especially given the period of time, it is still an increase nonetheless. Then again we are only talking about reported crimes and crimes that were prosecuted under the hate crime law. For instance there were two other murders that were done because of the orientation and in one case the belief of the victim and I very much doubt they were considered hate crimes and thereby reported to the FBI as such.
One was the murder of a Christian woman named Mary Stachowicz who was vocal about her opposition to the homosexual lifestyle and same sex marriage. The following is from the Army of God website: “On November 13, 2002 Nicholas Gutierrez punched, kicked, and mutilated Mary Stachowicz with a knife until he got tired. Then he placed a garbage bag over her head, strangled her, and jammed her body in a crawl space under the floor of his apartment.”
According to same website he was spared the death penalty. Too bad Mary wasn’t spared it. She was a mother of four. In fact, the Assistant Public Defender in the case basically argued she got what was coming to her- “Assistant Public Defender Crystal H. Marchigiani told jurors that Stachowicz, a mother of four and a church volunteer, instigated the attack byfollowing Gutierrez upstairs and bullying herself into his apartment.” [Chicago Sun Times. Friday, October 27, 2006. ]
Right. So that is the reason he gutted her like a fish. Such tragedies are never reported in the mainstream media. After all, Christians deserve to die. Young men who refuse the advances of gay men deserve to die. And no matter how heinous the crime, how brutal the attacks against us-gays never deserve to die.
In closing there was the murder of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising in Arkansas in 1999. World Net Daily graphically details the murder but I will give you the gist of it right here: “Dirkhising suffocated to death during the early morning hours of Sept. 26, 1999, after being bound, drugged, gagged and brutally sodomized by Davis Don Carpenter, then 38, and Joshua Macabe Brown, then 22, at the men’s apartment in Rogers, Ark.”
The sick irony of this is Jesse’s parents allowed their son to spend time with the couple because they were considered “family friends.” How devastating for them to know they handed their child over to murderers. Now everyone who has heard of Jesse Dirkhising raise your hand? How about Jason Shephard? Then definintely Mary Stachowicz right? NO? How can that be? It is time we stop worrying about stupid things like whether these killers are gay or not and start frying them up with the rest of the psychotic killers! You want equality!? Fine-not a problem. I have no problem latching these sickos in the electric chair.
So the next time some gay right radical tries to throw Matthew Shepherd in your face you tell him we have a Shephard boy too and the reason you don’t know his name is because the media is forever covering for your kind while those who get killed by you get no recognition at all! Jason, Jesse and Mary deserve to have justice, deserve to have their stories told, deserve not to have the fault put on them. So until the gays apologize for the truth of Jason’s murder [and Jesse’s and Mary’s] don’t expect me to apologize for the lie that has been Matthew Shepherd’s.