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Jason Collins to wear No. 98 with Nets as tribute to slain gay college student Matthew Shepard
NY Daily News ^ | 2/24/14 | Stefan Bondy

Posted on 02/25/2014 12:41:56 PM PST by Impala64ssa

LOS ANGELES — Judy Shepard will be in Denver on Thursday night, about a two-hour drive from where her son, Matt, was brutally murdered in a gay hate crime 16 years ago.

The Nets also will be in Denver on Thursday for their game against the Nuggets, and Judy says she has a warm welcome for Jason Collins if they cross paths.

RELATED: HISTORY MADE AS COLLINS SIGNS WITH NETS, PLAYS IN GAME VS. LAKERS

“I’m just happy for him. It’s wonderful that he’s playing again. I’d tell him thank you and give him a big hug. I have not met him but everyone I know that has has said he’s a gentleman, kind and generous. I’d like very much to thank him and congratulate him.”

Collins plans to wear No. 98 starting Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, a tribute to Matthew Shepard, who was killed in 1998 because he was gay. The brutal nature of Matt’s murder — he was beaten, tortured and left to die hanging on a fence — and the conviction of two men developed into a “watershed moment for the gay community,” as Judy explained, and a “wakeup call” to the rest of America that led to changes in hate crime legislation.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: homoagenda; homosexualagenda; matthewshepard; nba; yawn
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I hate to burst any bubbles, but Matthew Shepard was killed over a drug dispute, NOT necessarily because of his sexuality. But since the homo agenda tends to "piggyback" on the civil rights movement (Tawana Brawley, the Duke lacrosse indident, ad nauseum), so what if defining moments in their struggles are, shall we say, embellished?
1 posted on 02/25/2014 12:41:56 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Shouldn’t he be wearing the number 69?


2 posted on 02/25/2014 12:42:32 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Wasn’t this guy killed by his jilted boyfriend?


3 posted on 02/25/2014 12:44:04 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Vendome

And Harvey Milk wasn’t killed because he was Gay. he was killed by agents of Jim Jones tying up the loose ends.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 12:44:05 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Impala64ssa

What number will be worn in honor of Traydmark? Nine for 9mm? 6 for 6 feet under? 17 for his age?


5 posted on 02/25/2014 12:44:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Oh, puleeeeze!


6 posted on 02/25/2014 12:44:40 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Ray76

Drug dealers


7 posted on 02/25/2014 12:45:33 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Impala64ssa

This is a joke - right?
Second rate player honors a kid killed by drug dealers......weird


8 posted on 02/25/2014 12:46:25 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What number will be worn in honor of Traydmark?”

1, for 1 and done.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 12:46:31 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: svcw

OK. Knew it wasn’t the “hate crime” lie.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 12:46:34 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Impala64ssa

So I guess he passed up on wearing something in support of all of the little boys sodomized by that homo Sandusky?


11 posted on 02/25/2014 12:47:07 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: svcw

Repent, America.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 12:47:44 PM PST by who knows what evil? (The people of Red Hampshire: Ye are of your father, the devil.)
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To: massgopguy

I don’t think Dan White was working as a Jim Jones assassin. He was however a twinkie addict. Ironic in San Francisco.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 12:47:44 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: massgopguy

Funny how being shot changes your image, HM was a jack a$$ and disliked by hundreds.
To bad Dan White ate those twinkies that day, oh and then we would have Feinstein in the senate either.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 12:47:51 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Impala64ssa

Hard to keep reading when the first sentence is a flat out, verifiable lie.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 12:48:25 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: Impala64ssa

Who, in the NBA, will have the chestnuts to wear a jersey that memorializes Jessy Dirkhising?

Bueller?


16 posted on 02/25/2014 12:48:54 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Impala64ssa

The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard Hardcover

by Stephen Jimenez (Author)

The author is gay. He tells the truth about the meth deal gone wrong.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 12:49:39 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Impala64ssa

The left can never ever give up on any of their lies, even when the truth is finally “out of the closet,” so to speak.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 12:50:00 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Phillyred

they have to launch with the fraudulent tooti frooti propaganda to get readers looking for cheap thrills


19 posted on 02/25/2014 12:51:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Impala64ssa
I'd like to hear someone interview this guy and ask him what he thinks about the murder of Jesse Dirkhising who finally died of suffocation after being kidnapped held hostage and tortured sexually for days by two gay men.

The media beat the drum for Matthew Shepard for weeks but ran from this story and worked to bury it just as they did the murders of Channon Christian, and Christopher Newsom who were murdered after being horribly tortured by five black men and women. A great example of twisting facts is the Wiki page that has deleted the pictures of the murderers.

20 posted on 02/25/2014 12:51:57 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Ray76

And wasn’t the jilted boy toy involved in drug dealing with Mr. Shepard?


21 posted on 02/25/2014 12:52:16 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Impala64ssa
No H8? -- Bombshell Book: Matthew Shepard Tortured, Murdered by Gay Lover
22 posted on 02/25/2014 12:53:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: griswold3

He should contact NY Daily News and have them correct the story.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 12:54:00 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Ray76

yes and someone with an account should set the stupid comments section straight....I mean...ummm...


24 posted on 02/25/2014 12:55:16 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: morphing libertarian; massgopguy
I don’t think Dan White was working as a Jim Jones assassin. He was however a twinkie addict. Ironic in San Francisco.

Dan White had a legitimate beef with Moscone and Milk for the way they had treated him and maneuvered him into resigning from office. Too bad he just didn't walk away, rather than sulk about it and seek revenge. And yup, out of his hot-headed actions we got stuck with Feinstein as Senator for too many years, and the deification of the sodomite Harvey Milk.

25 posted on 02/25/2014 12:55:51 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Impala64ssa

11 minutes of play, 5 personal fouls.

Niiiiice.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 12:56:29 PM PST by dangus
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To: Impala64ssa

“Can I get a day off from ‘gay’, already?” — Dennis Miller


27 posted on 02/25/2014 12:57:23 PM PST by jiggyboy
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To: Impala64ssa

The fake Matthew Sheppard “hate” crime lie again?!


28 posted on 02/25/2014 12:57:41 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Impala64ssa

It’s obvious this dude is purely motivated by creating a new second career as ‘professional advocate’. He’s a 3rd rate, no name NBA journeyman, who would have faded away into obscurity after last season had he not come out.

This is a freaking joke.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 1:02:30 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: Vendome
I don't understand what anal sex has to do with basketball or any sport. It's being treated like some big accomplishment. Wow, he bends over and takes it in the ass, what a great person. It's so ridiculous.
30 posted on 02/25/2014 1:03:37 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Impala64ssa

The Noble Lie about the martyr Shepard served its purpose. Why let the truth get in the way. I read the article and the truth has zero bearing with what the MSM reported back in 1998.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 1:04:23 PM PST by C19fan
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To: Impala64ssa

This case, like so many the libs push, is based upon a lie.

Roe v Wade also comes to mind.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 1:07:32 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ilgipper

Yeap. Collins got invited to a White House State dinner. He will probably make as much being an “advocate” then what he earned as a journey NBAer.


33 posted on 02/25/2014 1:08:11 PM PST by C19fan
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To: Impala64ssa

That is sooooo gay!


34 posted on 02/25/2014 1:13:58 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Impala64ssa

What about wearing a jersey in memory of Jesse Dirkhising? Or is being kidnapped, repeatedly raped and murdered by two homosexual men not worthy of your notice?


35 posted on 02/25/2014 1:17:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The hate crime bs has pretty much been debunked as I recall.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 1:18:34 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: peeps36

yeah, because shoving up your nethers, sideways and howling at the moon make you a hero.

So Brave.

Why TF would I find pain pleasurable.

Dwerps.

***” Hey Doc. It hurts when I do this...”

***” Stop doing that and get back to me with your conclusions...”


37 posted on 02/25/2014 1:18:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Impala64ssa

Maybe he could wear jersey #81 to celebrate the murder of Adam Walsh back in 1981 by a pedophile homosexual murderer.

After all, why shouldn’t a pedophile be free to engage in the sexual behavior of his choice? Isn’t private behavior protected? Shouldn’t we all be free to do whatever we want to that makes us sexually fulfilled?

And the fact that a little boy was beheaded by a homosexual adult is really unfortunate, but you know we have to be tolerant of the rainbow of preferences....

(I could include the slash S for sarcasm, but I don’t really see the need...)


38 posted on 02/25/2014 1:20:50 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Impala64ssa
Remember Jesse Dirkhising who was raped, tortured and murdered by a 'monogamous gay couple'.

Never let him be forgotten

39 posted on 02/25/2014 1:24:10 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Impala64ssa

I don’t understand why you want to bring up the truth. What are you, some kind of HATER???


40 posted on 02/25/2014 1:27:20 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Impala64ssa

If I didn’t already not follow NBA basketball this moronic dreck would make me stop following NBA basketball.


41 posted on 02/25/2014 1:29:08 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or 60, for the average number of Skittles in a bag...


42 posted on 02/25/2014 1:29:44 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: John O

And don’t forget Jeffrey Curley,either:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KtaNRfvwM0


43 posted on 02/25/2014 1:32:12 PM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: Impala64ssa

*** her son, Matt, was brutally murdered in a gay hate crime 16 years ago.**

Bunkum. It was a drug deal gone wrong.


44 posted on 02/25/2014 1:36:45 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: El Cid

Dan White was also a member of a handgun control group that later became Handgun Control Inc and now THE BRADY CENTER.

Guns for me, but not for thee.


45 posted on 02/25/2014 1:40:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: John O

It happened not far from a friend of mine’s house. I found the original police report on line someone had posted and it was HORRIBLE! Jessie died, tied face down, his underwear stuffed in his mouth, with a cucumber pushed up his anus.


46 posted on 02/25/2014 1:44:22 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Vendome
Shouldn’t he be wearing the number 69?

Numbers... just go with letters... I am thinking "QQ" or "M4M"...

whatever...

Implied caption, here.

47 posted on 02/25/2014 1:48:39 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: VanDeKoik

Perhaps that would also be “98.”


48 posted on 02/25/2014 1:51:10 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: Impala64ssa

Matthew Shepard: another hollow leftist hero.


49 posted on 02/25/2014 2:11:32 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Dan White was also a member of a handgun control group that later became Handgun Control Inc and now THE BRADY CENTER.

I did not know that.
He certainly needed 'Gun Control' since he obviously could not manage his temper or actions.

50 posted on 02/25/2014 2:39:58 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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