Friday, November 26, 2004

So, What's Your Point?

Ann Althouse on evidence that the Shepard murder was not motivated by hatred of gays: "If a legend is used as leverage to change the law, we need to be willing to think about whether the legend is true, and if it is not, we need to be willing to rethink our analysis. . . . Justice demands that we think clearly about criminal responsibility and not let our minds be clouded by evocative stories that mesh with our assumptions about the world and our social policy aspirations."

Okay. What's your point? We should rethink our assumption that killing gays on the account of their gayness is bad? I mean what ARE you getting at?


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