Matt Barber

The pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has asked Concerned Women for America (CWA) to the political Jitterbug dance; and though CWA don't swing that way, we'll make an exception this one time....Invitation accepted.

You can't help but be a little embarrassed for Joe Solmonese and his partners over at HRC. With an annual budget of nearly 40 million dollars, you'd think that ol' Joe could afford some writers and spinmeisters worth their salt. But apparently HRC has set aside the lion's share of its fundraising purse for Hillary Clinton's speaking fees and to maintain that fabulous interior office design. And so the cheeky graduates of Joe's Bar and Community College have hit the job placement bonanza.

A couple of weeks ago, it was learned that the alleged high-profile "hate crime" involving 72 year-old "gay"-identified Andrew Anthos, which was used by liberals in Congress to justify introduction of The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1592), was in fact a fraudulent report. Let that sink in a minute. The very "hate crime" intended to whip up an emotional frenzy in support of "hate crimes" legislation, which would grant homosexuals and cross-dressers superior victim status over children and the elderly, never even happened.

Though Anthos' death turned out to be a tragic accident, the unseemly and calculating manner in which groups like HRC have leveraged it provides a fitting metaphor for the larger concept of "gay"-friendly "hate crimes" legislation. The very emotional arguments used to push "hate crimes" through Congress are built entirely upon a paper-thin foundation, further destabilized by demonstrable fraud.

Consider this insightful point recently made by Peter Smith of LifeSiteNews: "In perhaps the most famous 'hate crime' case of Matthew Shephard, his murderers said their crime had nothing to do with Shephard's homosexual orientation, but concerned money for drugs. ABC News' 20/20 admitted after an investigation that the attack had not been a 'hate crime,' but was, in fact, a bungled robbery. Nevertheless, the case generated over 13,500 'Matthew Shepard' news stories, massive TV coverage, two major Hollywood specials, three TV movies and a play."

It's important to note that the two thugs who robbed and murdered Shephard are now serving life in prison apart from any "hate crimes" law, proving once again that such laws are entirely unnecessary if not completely unconstitutional. Equal justice under the law is guaranteed, and equal justice was received.


Matt Barber

Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).