Wednesday, August 27, 2003


How can humanity be so ugly? Last night I saw a commercial for the Matthew Shepard Foundation and was reminded of Matthew's brutal murder.

"[he was]...tied to a split-rail fence, tortured, beaten and pistol-whipped by his attackers, while he begged for his life; he was then left for dead in near freezing temperatures. A cyclist who found him on Snowy Mountain View Road at 6:22 pm, some 18 hours after the attack, at first mistook him for a scarecrow. He was unconscious and suffering from hypothermia. His face was caked with blood, except where it had been partially washed clean by tears."

How can people do this to one another? Intolerance is unacceptable. I just can't seem to get my feeble brain around the fact that someone could do this to someone else... for any reason. This wasn't a horrible accident, it wasn't a mistake. It was deliberate and calculated. It's disgusting.

And, personally, I don't care how you feel about gays. Beating and torturing someone to death is NOT OK, for any reason. Under any circumstance. Period.

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