October Mourning: A Song For Matthew Shepard - "The Church Lady" - "Pilgrimage" Summary & Analysis

Newman, Leslea
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In “The Church Lady,” it is suggested that some lost their faith in God because He did nothing to stop what happened to Shepard.

In “A Protestor,” the protestors’ voices insist that God hates homosexuals and that homosexuality is a sin.

In “An Angel,” the angels in Angels Action stand strong in front of the protestors at the trials for Shepard’s murderers. Their message is that homosexuals are not hated by God and that it is God’s intent for us to love everyone. The lines “Angels need not fear to tread / Lift your wings above your head” (67) refer to the seven-foot wings these supporters wore that would block the signs of the protestors when the wings were lifted.

“Jury Selection,” features the answers to judge’s question if a prospect juror is in favor of the death penalty...

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