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October 06, 2004

More intolerance from the left

'Hate-crimes' bill to muzzle Christians?
House urges committee to include 'sexual orientation' in federal law

Posted: October 6, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

? 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

The House of Representatives has voted to urge a conference committee to add "sexual orientation, gender and disability" to federal hate-crimes law, a development some observers say would muzzle Christians who speak out against homosexuality.

On Sept. 28, the House voted 213-186 to pass a procedural motion encouraging a conference committee to include the hate-crimes legislation in the final version of the Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4200).

In June, Sens. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., and Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., introduced the new language meant to protect homosexuals as an amendment to the Senate's version of the Defense Authorization Act. The Senate measured passed by a vote of 65-33.

The bill imposes special fines for those who commit a "hate crime" against a protected class and provides federal assistance to those prosecuting such crimes. Existing hate-crimes law provides federal help to states and localities in prosecuting crimes based only on the victim's race, religion or national origin.

Christian activists believe that if passed and signed into law, the legislation could be used to target Americans who voice their opposition to the homosexual lifestyle ? including pastors preaching and reading the Bible.

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Oh but wait, it gets better . . .

Employees urged to support homosexual agenda
Bank directs workers to display rainbow triangle to combat 'homophobia'

Posted: October 6, 2004
5:00 p.m. Eastern

? 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

The largest bank in Canada has directed its employees to "be supportive" of "gay, lesbian and bisexual issues" and to show that support by displaying the homosexual movement's rainbow triangle symbol in the workplace.

The Royal Bank of Canada made the statements in the first edition of a new newsletter called "Rainbow Space." [.pdf version] The publication is meant to highlight "the importance of sexual preference as one of RBC's primary diversity elements." In making the appeal to its employees, the bank urged them to display a rainbow-colored triangle sticker on their "desk, cubicle or office."

"Voluntarily displaying this sticker shows gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered co-workers that they can feel safe with you, and shows unsupportive co-workers that you won't tolerate homophobia," states the newsletter.

The Canada Family Action Coalition characterized the directive as "discrimination and intolerance."

Said a statement from the organization: "With this campaign the Royal Bank of Canada is wandering from its core business of banking and entering into the field of propagating misguided morality."

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Canada already has added "sexual preference" to their discrimination and "hate crime" laws, and we can clearly see the kind of bigotry and intolerance that is being perpetrated on Canadians in the guise of "tolerance"


Posted by Jack Lewis at October 6, 2004 06:04 AM