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Another Hoax From Rep. Foxx?

Jim Burroway

April 30th, 2009

After Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) was roundly criticized for describing Matthew Shephard’s hate crime murder as “a hoax” (in the presence of Matthew’s mother, no less), Foxx’s staff began floating rumors that Rep. Foxx has become the target of death threats.

The problem with that? The Capital Police say they are unaware of any threats and there are no ongoing investigations.

More hoaxes to come, I’m sure.



Richard W. Fitch
April 30th, 2009 | LINK

Sounds like a replay of the Sally Kern manuevers from last year: make outlandish comments that are reported in the media, incur rebutall from the parties maligned and then claim to be a victim and subject of death threats. Want to make any bets on the validity of the case this time around??……

May 1st, 2009 | LINK

Technically speaking she’s telling the truth this time round. You see, as a Christian Foxx believes both that lying is a sin and that the wages of sin is death. However I somehow doubt that the DC police are going to take any divine death-threats seriously. For starters, how could they prevent God from killing Foxx if she wanted her dead? And in any case, how could they possibly bring a prosecution? “Yahweh, you have been charged with the premeditated murder of Representative Virginia Foxx with a thunderbolt. How do you plead?”

Lynn David
May 1st, 2009 | LINK

They’ve manufactured a story about Shepard’s murder in collusion with the murders themselves which the neo-con fundies want to peddle off as truth. Her choice of wording was well chosen, no doubt, but she did not understand what she was saying. Which is to say that she could not understand what she was doing was perpetrating a lie. No doubt she’ll be coming up with all sorts of things to pass off her misguided thinking.

It was Perez Hilton! Perez Hilton!!!

Lynn David
May 1st, 2009 | LINK

Isn’t Foxx the one who fawned all over Roger Clemens last year when he was lying before a congressional subcommittee?

Timothy Kincaid
May 1st, 2009 | LINK

Karen Englund of the Capital Resource Institute (CA anti-gay group) claimed that she had received death threats over her efforts to fight against the Day of Silence.

They turned out to be “I wish you would just go kill yourself”.

May 1st, 2009 | LINK

This leads me to again bring up a favorite point of mine: even if each and every one of us “behaves” (and that’s hard to do in a community as large as the LGBT), the other side can and often will invent the misbehavior.

That said, I wouldn’t be totally shocked if she’d received a death threat or two. In this day and age, craziness abounds (and irony…hate crimes anyone?).

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