An interview with The Rev. Joe Wood

In an article by the Associated Press on Friday, an interview by NBC4 Washington with The Rev. Joe Wood of Emmanuel, Baltimore (his name is mistakenly listed as Jeremy Wood on the screen) was included. Wood was attending services for the internment of Matthew Shepherd. “The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, were laid to rest in Washington National Cathedral. Shepard’s remains have for 20 years been kept by his family in Wyoming, where the 21-year-old college student was killed in 1998. His ashes were interred at the cathedral Friday morning. Shepard’s parents picked the Cathedral as his final resting place because he loved the Episcopal Church and felt welcomed at one he attended in Wyoming.” Read the full article by the Associated Press and see the video interview. Rev. Wood’s interview is included in the top video on the page.