April 2, 2007, - 3:49 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Andrew Anthos was 72, and he died in Downtown Detroit. But Anthos was also gay. And his family and every gay and liberal activist in town called his death an anti-gay hate crime murder. Ditto for all of the media reports based on not even one shred of evidence.
They all wanted us to believe that anti-gay murderers are swinging from the lampposts on every street in the Detroit area.
But it turns out–after the autopsy–that Anthos was neither the victim of an anti-gay hate crime or even murder at all. In fact, Anthos died of a degenerative spinal disease that developed over many years and resulted in an arthritic spine that finally gave out.
Sadly, Anthos’ family–wanting to claim that he died a martyr for gay rights–and gay rights groups–wanting to use his death as a crusade for special statutes for gays–and even two prominent (read: liberal) Detroit media columnists don’t want to believe it.
The two columnists, Desiree Cooper and Susan Ager a/k/a “Susan Angry,” have written columns saying, respectively, that it doesn’t really matter how this man died and that this means we should still rally for gay rights because he was a victim of hate anyway, because part of the fiction must be the truth that he lived (huh?); and that even though it’s a myth, we should still believe that the myth is possibly truth.
And the prominent Michigan gay rights group has offered a reward leading to information on the “real killer” (Attention: O.J. Simpson’s mirror), despite the fact that the “real killer” is arthritis.
Yes, for the liberal rights-pimps, it’s hard to take the news that sometimes a death is just a death by natural causes. And not the crusade-starter they really wished it was.
And that’s almost as sad than the death of this man.
As Jack Nicholson’s Col. Nathan R. Jessep said in “A Few Good Men“:
You can’t handle the truth!
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