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Last week in Chicago, police charged a 19-year-old homosexual man with the murder of a 51-year-old co-worker whose body was found in his house. Nicholas Gutierrez has reportedly confessed to killing Mary Stachowicz in a fit of rage after the Catholic woman told him his lifestyle was morally wrong. I don’t believe in the idea of hate crimes; crime is crime. But quite a number of people who bring us the news do, and they’re paying no notice to what easily meets their definition of a hate crime. Of course, had a Christian had been arrested on charges of murdering a gay man, you would have seen the Matthew Shepard media frenzy all over again. So far, nothing but silence from the national media. You may believe Mary Stachowicz was quite wrong in her convictions, but it is anti-Christian bigotry to believe her death should be ignored, while the death of Matthew Shepard should be marked (as I believe it should have been). The media shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this. Somehow, I doubt talk radio and the blogosphere will let them.



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