In an otherwise triuphant day, when the House passed the Matthew Shepard Act, there were a few dark moments, Republicans railing against the LGBT community and reading from their Bibles (possibly for the first time).
The most despicable comment came from North Carolina Fifth District Republican Virginia Fox, who attempted to deny that the brutal premeditated murder of Matthew Chepard was a hate crime. Listen to her vile blabbering:
Those of us who paid attention to the trial know that the garbage she is spewing is untrue, Matthew was targeted as a gay man, he was robbed, he was beaten, his skull was smashed with over 50 blows from a pistol, and he was tied to a fence and left to die BECAUSE HE WAS GAY.
And she made this untruthful, callous and disrespectful claim with Matthew's mother less than 50 feet away.
Representative Foxx, you are unfit to serve the United States Congress. You are unworthy to represent the citizens of the United States. If you have the slightest shred of humanity about you, you will resign and you will apologize to Judy Shepard, in that order. Common decency demands no less.
If you would like to reach Rep. Foxx, you may do so at the following:
1230 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2071... Read More
Fax: (202) 225-2995
6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 3
Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone: (336) 778-0211
Fax: (336) 778-2290
240 Hwy 105 Extension, Suite 200
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 265-0240
Fax: (828) 265-0390
Please contact her office and let her know what you think of her "testimony".