December 7, 2004
by Stuart Shepard, correspondent
The death of Matthew Shepard had nothing to do with the Wyoming youth's homosexuality, according to a new report.
Focus on the Family is calling on NBC to publicly apologize for an anchor's insinuation that Christians somehow contributed to the brutal slaying of Matthew Shepard.
The request comes in the wake of a recent special report on ABC's "20/20," which found that gay college student Matthew Shepard was not the victim of a hate crime—as has been widely asserted by homosexual activists and the media since his 1998 murder.