On Friday, Joe Biden gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to someone based on a lie.

He bestowed the high honor to Judy Shepard, who co-founded the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Shepard’s son, Matthew, was murdered in 1998 in Wyoming.

But the left-wing media has always promulgated a lie about this murder. Over and over again the media claims that Shepard was murdered “because he was gay.”

Even on the foundation website, the murder is described as “one of the most notorious anti-gay hate crimes in American history.”

But this has never, ever been true.

Matthew Shepard was killed because he was involved in dealing drugs.

The fact is, there is no proof whatever that Shepard was killed because he was gay.

Per Reason:

It wasn’t until the prominent gay journalist Stephen Jimenez published his 2013 book, The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, that those gaps started to narrow significantly. McKinney and Shepard reportedly were connected by the drug trade, with Shepard set to receive a $10,000 shipment of methamphetamine around the time he was killed. Also relevant is that McKinney was allegedly not traumatized by advances from Shepard, as the two had been sexually involved.

In other words, Shepard’s murder was almost certainly fueled by disagreements over money and drugs rather than gay identity, something that Henderson confirmed in an interview from prison with the Associated Press in 2018.

So, Biden just handed out one of his highest medals based on a lie.

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