The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess

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it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

Americans, I'm sure most of you know about this already, but if you haven't, please read it and then e-mail that programme and tell them not to enable a hate-filled murderer to dismiss the mercy shown to him by the parents of the young man he killed.

Also, Matthew Shepard's father's speech in court to the man who murdered his son just made me cry all over my keyboard.

Matt officially died at 12:53 AM on Monday, October 12, 1998 in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. He actually died on the outskirts of Laramie, tied to a fence that Wednesday before when you beat him. You, Mr. McKinney, with your friend Mr. Henderson, killed my son...

You left him out there by himself but he wasn't alone. There were his lifelong friends with him, friends he had grown up with... the beautiful night sky with the same stars and moon that we used to look at through a telescope... the daylight and the sun to shine on him one more time, one more cool, wonderful autumn day in Wyoming... the smell of Wyoming sage brush and the scent of pine trees from the Snowy Range... He had one more friend with him. One he grew to know through his time in Sunday School and as an acolyte at St. Mark's in Casper as well as through his visits to St. Matthew's in Laramie. He had God. I feel better knowing that he wasn't alone...

I would like nothing better than to see you die, Mr. McKinney. However, this is the time to begin the healing process. To show mercy to someone who refused to show any mercy. To use this as the first step in my own closure about losing Matt...Mr. McKinney, I'm going to grant you life, as hard as it is for me to do so, because of Matthew. Every time you celebrate Christmas, a birthday or the fourth of July, remember that Matthew isn't... You robbed me of something very precious and I will never forgive you for that. Mr. McKinney, I give you life in the memory of one who no longer lives. May you have a long life and may you thank Matthew every day for it.

And people like this vile monster pretend that they're the ones with "moral values". Jesus.
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