Washington National Cathedral Celebrates a Phony Hate Crime

Matthew Shepard was not killed because he was gay. It was all about consensual sex and drugs

It’s been 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard. To mark the anniversary of his death, the Washington National Cathedral hosted a weekend of events to honor and remember lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGT) youth who, they say, have suffered hate-inspired bullying, discrimination, and violence.

“We are pleased to sponsor these events with the Matthew Shepard Foundation, the Tyler Clementi Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, the Trevor Project, and PFLAG,” said Cathedral Dean Gary Hall, a leading advocate for LGBT equality as he welcomed guest panelists for a discussion about Matthew Shepard and Tyler Clementi’s legacies and how people of faith can stand with LGBT youth.

The only problem is that it is a complete lie.

Almost everything you think you know about the Matthew Shepard narrative is false. Thanks to a new book by an award winning gay journalist, we now know that much of this narrative turns out to be false, little more than gay hagiography.