Walker’s death may not be the result of being gay. Yet even if the hotel manager was not killed from a gay hate crime, he remains the victim of a society whose crime caused many to jump immediately to Matthew Shepard, another openly gay young man found brutally beaten and tied to a fence in a small town in Wyoming. Left to die because of who he was, by those who refused to understand or to accept it.
“This may not have anything to do with the victim being gay…but even if it doesn’t, it DOES.” The quite amazing paragraph above sums up many responses to this horrible attack very neatly. The liberal types who are so quick to focus on sexuality don’t seem to realise that this is the complete antithesis of ‘equality’.