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Fox News Contributor Sandy Rios: Matthew Shepard Murder Was "A Total Fraud"

October 11, 2013 6:01 pm ET by Carlos Maza

Fox News contributor Sandy Rios made several extreme anti-gay remarks during her speech at the 2013 Values Voter Summit, including calling the murder of Matthew Shepard a "total fraud" and touting the existence of "ex-gays."

Speaking at this year's Values Voters Summit on October 11, Rios, a Fox News contributor and host of American Family Radio Talk's "Sandy Rios in the Morning," repeated the right-wing myth that the brutal murder of openly gay Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was actually motivated by drug use and not anti-gay bias. According to Huffington Post reporter Christinia Wilkie: 

 

Rios went on to claim that "gay men like young, virulent men" and told the audience that so-called "ex-gays" - who claim to have left the gay "lifestyle" - are "everywhere!":

Previously:

Debunking Stephen Jimenez's Effort To De-Gay Matthew Shepard's Murder

What's Really Behind Right-Wing Media's Matthew Shepard Trutherism

Right-Wing Media And The Return Of Matthew Shepard Trutherism