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Sandy Rios: Matthew Shepard murder a ‘complete fraud’

Saturday, October 12, 2013

This report is from a series of posts by Right Wing Watch, documenting this year’s Values Voter Summit, an annual political conference for social conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States. The summit is taking place in Washington Oct. 11-13.

Additional coverage of the Values Voter Summit from Right Wing Watch is here.


Not only did American Family Association talk show host Sand Rios plug the ex-gay movement and warn that gay people are trapped in “a powerful web of deceit” during her Values Voter Summit speech yesterday, but she also cited Stephen Jimenez’s shoddy reporting on the Matthew Shepard case to call his murder a “complete fraud.”

Rios lamented that schools host the play The Laramie Project to teach tolerance to students and said that Shepard’s murder was a result of a “drug deal gone bad.”

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Today, we should note, marks the anniversary of Shepard’s death.

She also a read a letter from civil rights groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center and People For the American Way, which urged Republican officials to skip the Values Voter Summit. Rios maintained that the letter proves that “it is a dangerous time to be a Christian conservative” in America.

Additional coverage of the Values Voter Summit from Right Wing Watch is here.

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  1. ass

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:19pm
  2. Not enough words to express the venom flowing from that beast’s mouth.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:20pm
  3. What a bitch.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:20pm
  4. Hate is their only family value.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:21pm
  5. Virginia Foxx spewed those same hateful lies in Congress when Shepard’s Mom was in the audience. I just can’t understand these people.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:21pm
  6. Wha….???

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:22pm
  7. She’s a complete fraud!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:23pm
  8. What a HAG !

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:23pm
  9. What a despicable person with absolutely no moral fiber!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:25pm
  10. What Values? Hate is what they do.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:25pm
  11. She’s an excuse for a human being! I suppose she’s a holocaust denier as well?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:26pm
  12. I thought in There Religion women suppose to be silent hmm.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:26pm
  13. Evil. Just pure evil.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:27pm
  14. What the fuck…

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:27pm
  15. she is a great example of the Right Wing Christian Republican Party: a true American…WELCOME TO AMERICA…

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:28pm
  16. YEP, people like this are an unfortunate representation of what America is really like!

    Replied on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:38pm
  17. YOU are an embarrassment to women!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:28pm
  18. Karma will kick that !*&! butt one day. Hope someone catches it on video when it does.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:28pm
  19. She’s a complete joke.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:28pm
  20. I don’t even believe in an eternal burning Hellfire… but she’d make one good BBQ Barbie!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:28pm
  21. Why give this woman any face time?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:29pm
  22. She’s a human gone bad

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:32pm
  23. Wow she’s real intelligent

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:33pm
  24. Who let that one out of its Cage?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:33pm
  25. Just like the rest of the crew on Faux News, she is a complete loon and just shy of a full deck. Not in touch with reality or as I like to say …. Revisionist Historian.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:35pm
  26. She reminds me of a cartoon charakter i watched as a Child: Tasmanien Devil :P

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:37pm
  27. Fuck this stupid bitch!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:37pm
  28. SAD,PATHETIC,DESPICABLE,HATER,UN-AMERICAN BITCH!!!!!! Lets get her a one way ticket to Russia so she and her Nazi friends can rot together…..BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IGNORANT sub-human creature!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:40pm
  29. Despicable human. What is this book she speaks of?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:41pm
  30. . . . speaking of complete frauds . . .

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:41pm
  31. Where is it that this was a drug deal gone wrong? Also; why so many years later is this brought up?
    HE IS DEAD PEOPLE… LET THE POOR ‘DEAD’ KID REST IN PEACE FOR YOUR (RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS) GOD’S SAKE

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:42pm
  32. PLEASE & ThAnK yOu VERY much

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:43pm
  33. who is this bitch? and why does anyone care what she has to say? she’s oblivious to gay hate-crimes much less what it’s like to be gay. ugh…can’t fix stupid.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:43pm
  34. Someone should beat her and leave her tied to a fence

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:47pm
  35. You just cannot fix stupid.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:47pm
  36. But you can keep it from rattling on, by carefully applying duct tape. ;)

    Replied on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:30pm
  37. The anti-gay people have a need to de-gay Matthew’s murder because they want to feel good about themselves as decent gay-hating people. But they feel icky knowing that gay-hating murderers are on their same side. What an uncomfortable feeling that must be.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:48pm
  38. Oh this is one stupid evil breeder het. There will be a special place in hell for you pig bitch rotten wench.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:48pm
  39. Would be awesome to see her die in an embarrassing way to make an example out of her.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:49pm
  40. She looks like a Barbie Doll that ker kid brother took a match or two, and that is why she seems to have had PLASTIC SURGERY? So insecure about her own self, that she now has to talk shit, which is NOT based on any FACTUAL EVIDENCE whatsoever. If her supposed mention of a Police Report did not make it into the Court Room, then it wasn’t admissible evidence! The book that came out is a bunch of BS innuendo and hearsay.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:49pm
  41. OMG, her ignorance is astounding!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:53pm
  42. bigots always lie, lie, lie

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:54pm
  43. Where is her white hood?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:55pm
  44. FUCK THIS STUPID BITCH! Hate is alive and well in many places in the USA.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:55pm
  45. So you cannot have drugs involved in a hate crime? If they were calling him gay and attacking him due to his sexual orientation…as told in the trial….what do drugs matter? LOL whatever!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:56pm
  46. This bitch is 65 trying to look 25, it’s not working hater!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:08pm
  47. If she ever gets assaulted or whatever, let’s all say she made it up, that it’s a fraudulent accusation, and it never happened. Watch her squeel in rage that no one believes her, that of course it did and what happened to her needs to be remembered so it doesn’t happen again. The irony will be lost on her.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:08pm
  48. What a stupid bigot. She makes me sick.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:08pm
  49. shoot the bitch in the ass

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:11pm
  50. she is the fraud….shame on her!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:12pm
  51. Evil

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:18pm
  52. Imagine how his parents are taking this…

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:21pm
  53. Can’t you feel the love just oozing from all these Christians at the “value voters summit”! Cause this is the way Jesus would do, right?!?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:24pm
  54. She is a stupid tea hag.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:37pm
  55. How come there are so many bigoted idiots in the US. There seems to be an abundance of them.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:38pm
  56. How can she say that? Just like Judas, deny, deny, deny!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:47pm
  57. Pathetic words from a less than mentally adept individual to perpetuate the republican sponsored hate that is FUX news. (And yes, I do mean FUX.)

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:50pm
  58. Is this b***h for real?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:52pm
  59. She needs something else in her mouth besides hateful words

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:59pm
  60. hateful bitch, may she rot in hell, and her vagina rot before that!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:01pm
  61. I wonder if she knows the umbrella group for “ex – gay” groups internationally just called it quits this year as they do not see results. She is a scared person lacking the compassion of the One she claims to follow. Look up ad live, woman!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:02pm
  62. John Dougherty This is wrong…

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:08pm
  63. These people have no values – at least none that Christ would ever recognise.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:15pm
  64. This ass doesn’t deserve a comment. I’m sorry I just wasted my time.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:16pm
  65. Show proof it was a fraud if you think it is you dumbass. He must be turning over in his grave due to the complete ignorance of what this country has become. I pray that all these biggots find the true god they claim they praise and they get well.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:19pm
  66. Regardless of if the story about Matthew Shepard is true or not the law made in his name shouldn’t be questioned. Crimes against people who are gay is 100% a hate crime. Why do people support fox at all anymore? Ugh :( I’ve been like out of it since last night when I read about this.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:25pm
  67. Your very existent is a complete fraud!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:26pm
  68. How Dare she!? What a fucking cunt…

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:28pm
  69. Does she really know what happened? She sounds ignorant of the facts.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:35pm
  70. Since when has that ever stopped them?

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:55pm
  71. Aside from being an IDIOT – she is a FRAUD, too

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:44pm
  72. She sure is a CAPITAL “C” and yes she is right it sure is a bad time in America for fake christians. The USA has had enough of fake christians and they bigoted ways. It is tine the USA through them to the lions.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:47pm
  73. Uuugh, why are people like this allowed to breathe the same oxygen I do.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:50pm
  74. This woman makes me sick, and she should be ashamed.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:51pm
  75. What an ass!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:51pm
  76. hateful and a liar

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:56pm
  77. Well, someone took their bitch pills that day. What an ass. Bet she’s so far in the closet she can see Narnia….

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:14pm
  78. she is a complete fraud if there ever was one.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:20pm
  79. Should we really be sharing that kind of shit? Why not just positives.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:27pm
  80. My fucking God. What is that empty vessel with hair on it that is resting atop her shoukders?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:28pm
  81. Such ignorance to make me take my BP pill early tonight. Call yourself a Christian, do you? Lady, do you see my middle name. I’ve got more christianity in my ass then you have in your soul.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:29pm
  82. She like so many other “religious” bigots has never listened to the words to the song Jesus loves the children, ALL the children of the world

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:30pm
  83. Why can’t these sorts of people just f@ck off and die?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:41pm
  84. She should be slapped

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:44pm
  85. a terriost,and a dark angle

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:48pm
  86. Twisted sick fuck.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:48pm
  87. I’m not a member of your community. I’m also more Republican than Democrat. This is a horrible stunt this woman has pulled. My heart breaks for Matthew Shepard and his family. No one should have to hide who they are for fear of their safety. I hope you all know that not all conservative people feel this way. :’(

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:52pm
  88. This person is one fucked up mess !!

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:53pm
  89. There is a special place in hell for this so called Christian

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:13pm
  90. the only ‘fraud’ I see is the wholly unnatural looking work that this old divorced whore had done to her 64 year old face!….can you spell HYPOCRITE?

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:32pm
  91. omg ggg om

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:43pm
  92. Cow.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:59pm
  93. What a nasty b@#*&.

    Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:59pm
  94. Who in the hell is she, thank the Goddess I don’t know

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:00am
  95. And she is a complete CUNT !

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:03am
  96. She should be slapped!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:33am
  97. What do you expect from AFA? Truth, Love, Compassion? Won’t happen They’re the “Family” of hate, lies, and distortion.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:44am
  98. :poop: :putnam:

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:56am
  99. That rio’s brain is pretty mucked up by all the sand. -Jesus H. Christ

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:56am
  100. This lady PISSES ME OFF!!!!!! Just like the Tin Man she was born with no heart!!!! You’re an ass lady!!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:58am
  101. She is a sad excuse for a human being, she is absolutely horrible.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:06am
  102. Disgusting “thing” she is … to deny a murder simply because the victime was someone who was a person that she didn’t … hell I can’t even complete that sentence I am so disgusted with these “beings” (I CANNOT call them people or humans, because they are neither)!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:22am
  103. "Blights on Humanity" that's it!

    Replied on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:22am
  104. Stand up for Mathew Shepard!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:41am
  105. The Bible is an even bigger fraud if you ask me.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:47am
  106. She is rotten diseased sore on a donkeys nut sack

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:49am
  107. Nasty horrible excuse for a human being, her & all her kind should be sterilised & muted so they cannot spread any more of their hateful bile!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:49am
  108. What a stupid cow attracting thousands of curses on her family name. Never again will the name Sandy Rios rise above vomit.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:51am
  109. She’s an authentic C..T !

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:14am
  110. This Bitch needs to SFTU .

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:17am
  111. It’s a bad time to be a close-minded, homophobic, gay-bashing, idiot in America!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:29am
  112. We need a dislike button.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:33am
  113. pos

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:34am
  114. Disgusting

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:47am
  115. Kray!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:16am
  116. Then where is he?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:20am
  117. They’re missing a word there. It should be the Fascist Values Voter Summit. Of course, she’d probably say that the pink triangle and gays being put in death camps was all made up.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:51am
  118. It scares the hell out of me that so many people like this run our country. Ted cruz, Michelle bachman, rick santorum…..how long before what’s happening in russia happens here?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:00am
  119. now I know this tramp is legally insane. her character is a fraud.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:21am
  120. shes a bitch….

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:40am
  121. leave the stupid bitch on a fence

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 5:43am
  122. Giving her a microphone should be classed a crime.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:10am
  123. Dislike

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:21am
  124. Does she go on to deny the Holocaust and Civil Right movement, too?

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:41am
  125. attack someone who is dead or can’t defend themselves oh you are brave you stupid cunt

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:13am
  126. These are the kind of people I wish would choke on their sushi at work.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:29am
  127. These are the kind of people I wish would choke on their sushi at work.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:29am
  128. What a filthy vial beast she is – Rios is a latin name shame on a “minority” for attacking another minority

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:46am
  129. What a filthy vial beast she is – Rios is a latin name shame on a “minority” for attacking another minority

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:46am
  130. “values.” Humph.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:18am
  131. The AFA is nothing more than another right wing extremist movement. They want to be considered Christians BUT of course we all know they aren’t – they are nothing more than bigots and hypocrites. This woman is evil and a fraud…..I’ll take my life as a gay man over her lying life anytime!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:46am
  132. Down the drain with her!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:58am
  133. So much hate with the Republicans.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:08pm
  134. If, I was his parents I would make her eat her words! It’s bad enough to lose their son in the way they did but this is shameful…sad sad sad..shame on you

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:25pm
  135. A sad, insignificant woman…….you’ve gone mighty low when you start trashing a beautiful person who died too soon. #AngryBitterHag

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:40pm
  136. Someone please to her what really happened with Matthew Shepard.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:07pm
  137. Jackass!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:12pm
  138. Where did this bitch crawl uder from!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:17pm
  139. what a bitch!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:53pm
  140. These people from the American Family association utterly disgust me. Not so much as a second thought to how Mathew Shepard’s family is feeling. And yes… they are all about families… remember? Not.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:52pm
  141. Stupid bitch.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:55pm
  142. She has a screw loose!

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:02pm
  143. It has been my experience that when a protest or an accusation comes “out of the blue” with seemingly no rational source, the protester or accuser is usually expressing an emotion or facet of their own personality they have no ability to confront. In plain language, I would interpret her comments in this manner: she is a drug addict and hasn’t been able to deal with it; she is intent on the destruction of any person in this country who is not a conservative christian.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8:59pm
  144. There’s still big $$$ in “bible-thumping”.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:01pm
  145. matthew shepard is dead and that lady act like it aint nothing some ones child is dead.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:49pm
  146. what is wrong with that lady.

    Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:50pm
  147. Disgusting!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 12:00am
  148. Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 6:49am
  149. another lizard woman from the V series!

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 8:08am
  150. The more they try to devalue the humanity of Matthew Shepard the more I know that they are lying. It is in bad taste to speak ill of the dead.

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 9:09am