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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-15-06 12:57 AM
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22. My hero is that poor kid Matthew Shepard who died at the hands
of cowards because he was gay.

"Shortly after midnight on October 7, 1998, 21-year-old Shepard....was robbed, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die (near Laramie, Wyoming)..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Shepard#The_attack

No human being deserved what he endured that night :(



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  -Greatest martyr, ever, to you? BullGooseLoony  Apr-15-06 12:26 AM   #0 
  - Lowell George.  mr_hat   Apr-15-06 12:27 AM   #1 
  - For those who don't know, including me, what did he do? nt  BullGooseLoony   Apr-15-06 12:29 AM   #2 
  - All due respect  DIKB   Apr-15-06 01:03 AM   #26 
     - Eh. One man's martyr, another's mere tortured genius.  mr_hat   Apr-15-06 03:11 PM   #47 
  - Bill Clinton  Erika   Apr-15-06 12:31 AM   #3 
  - He was definitely well-loved, and still is. nt  BullGooseLoony   Apr-15-06 12:32 AM   #4 
  - But in the end, he still won.  Starbucks Anarchist   Apr-15-06 12:32 AM   #5 
     - He really did.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-15-06 12:34 AM   #7 
        - Hell, he could be elected anywhere.  Starbucks Anarchist   Apr-15-06 12:37 AM   #12 
           - You're right. He's an amazing man.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-15-06 12:39 AM   #13 
  - No one's said Jesus?  BlooInBloo   Apr-15-06 12:33 AM   #6 
  - No, I thought of him, but seriously forgot.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-15-06 12:34 AM   #8 
  - not sure  JI7   Apr-15-06 12:35 AM   #9 
  - Yeah- I guess I really do mean those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  BullGooseLoony   Apr-15-06 12:41 AM   #14 
  - Obi Wan Kenobi!!!  BlooInBloo   Apr-15-06 12:36 AM   #10 
  - Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman  racaulk   Apr-15-06 12:36 AM   #11 
  - The greatest martyrs to me...  lvx35   Apr-15-06 12:41 AM   #15 
  - That's what felt so wrong to me about this post. That's why I wanted  BullGooseLoony   Apr-15-06 12:43 AM   #17 
  - Joan of Arc. nt  Marie26   Apr-15-06 12:41 AM   #16 
  - margaret sanger  niyad   Apr-15-06 12:47 AM   #18 
  - Paul Wellstone nt  Wetzelbill   Apr-15-06 12:49 AM   #19 
  - The Haymarket Martyrs deserve a mention.  K-W   Apr-15-06 12:50 AM   #20 
  - Of those ...  RoyGBiv   Apr-15-06 12:53 AM   #21 
  - you don't think that was the case with Lincoln ?  JI7   Apr-15-06 01:00 AM   #23 
  - Nope ...  RoyGBiv   Apr-15-06 01:06 AM   #27 
  - Or King? Or even RFK? nt  BullGooseLoony   Apr-15-06 01:40 AM   #30 
  - Are you being sarcastic about MLK?  BlooInBloo   Apr-15-06 01:02 AM   #25 
  - Well, let me ask you a question ...  RoyGBiv   Apr-15-06 01:18 AM   #28 
     - Oh I get it. You're uselessly philistine about the matter...  BlooInBloo   Apr-15-06 01:36 AM   #29 
     - Spare me ...  RoyGBiv   Apr-15-06 01:43 AM   #31 
     - I'd agree with that  TorchTheWitch   Apr-15-06 03:12 AM   #34 
  - I think after the FBI tried blackmailing him into killing himself  deutsey   Apr-15-06 07:40 AM   #36 
     - I don't disagree  RoyGBiv   Apr-15-06 09:08 AM   #38 
     - Amen Sistah! :) I love MLK  sproutster   Apr-15-06 10:37 AM   #40 
        - Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador  deutsey   Apr-16-06 08:02 AM   #48 
  - My hero is that poor kid Matthew Shepard who died at the hands  cboy4   Apr-15-06 12:57 AM   #22 
  - Collectively, the twelve million +/- slaughtered in Hitler's camps...  Spider Jerusalem   Apr-15-06 01:01 AM   #24 
  - not burned yet  dweller   Apr-15-06 02:17 AM   #32 
  - not previously mentioned  Lexingtonian   Apr-15-06 03:09 AM   #33 
  - Father Mychal Judge.  no_hypocrisy   Apr-15-06 06:36 AM   #35 
  - Ooh thank you - I love remembering these people. beautiful man.  sproutster   Apr-15-06 10:38 AM   #41 
  - Thanks for reminding me of his story n/t  kittenpants   Apr-15-06 10:46 AM   #43 
  - My Grandmother  Caretha   Apr-15-06 08:16 AM   #37 
  - George McGovern  Time for change   Apr-15-06 10:27 AM   #39 
  - MLK Jr. in my opinion n/t  kittenpants   Apr-15-06 10:43 AM   #42 
  - Rachel Corrie  tatertop   Apr-15-06 11:09 AM   #44 
  - Dietrich Bonhoffer  quaoar   Apr-15-06 11:13 AM   #45 
  - all the above, plus, Chico Mendes  peacebuzzard   Apr-15-06 11:15 AM   #46 
  - Ma Joad  Reader Rabbit   Apr-16-06 09:13 AM   #49 
 

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