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October 14, 2005

"Hate-speech" bill worming its way through Congress

From WorldNetDaily...

A bill that would add "sexual orientation" to federal hate-crimes law will make homosexuals a protected class for civil rights purposes and threaten free speech, charges the leader of a global movement supporting traditional families.

The bill, passed in the House in September and now pending in the Senate, is a "subtle attack on the natural family," warns Allan Carlson, founder and convener of the World Congress of Families.

"While it's presented to the public as a way to stop physical attacks on gays, adding so-called sexual orientation to existing hate-crimes law could be used to crush dissent," said Carlson.

"After all, gay activists have told us repeatedly that objections to homosexuality spawn anti-gay violence," he continued. "It then becomes a short step from adding an extra punishment for physical acts to penalizing controversial views."

What homosexual activist don't want the public to know is that a homosexual is much more likely to be violently attacked by another homosexual than a heterosexual. Yet this mythical epidemic of "gay-bashing" is touted by the media who volunteer as unpaid advocates for the homosexual agenda. Note the stark contrast between the media coverage of the murders of Matthew Shephard (a homosexual killed by heterosexuals) and Jess Dirkhising (a heterosexual killed by homosexuals).

The frightening thing about these bills are that they are used to bypass the Constitution and censor people who would oppose the normalization of homosexual acts...

Carlson noted that in Canada and Sweden similar laws have been used to punish expression.

In Sweden in 2004, Pentecostal Pastor Ake Green was sent to prison for a month for a 2003 sermon in which he described homosexual acts as "abnormal, a horrible cancerous tumor in the body of society."

In the Canadian province of Alberta, Rev. Stephen Boissoin is being threatened with thousands of dollars in fines by the province's Human Rights Tribunal for writing a letter to the editor decrying public school indoctrination in favor of the gay lifestyle

I find it odd that the bill has made it's way so far without catching the attention of more people.


Commentary

Jon Dougherty
The immorality of 'hate crimes' legislation

The fact is, most hate crimes are really just "thought crimes" anyway. And as such, how can a person ever be judged fairly based on someone else's perception of his or her thoughts?

Unless someone is screaming racial expletives while knifing a victim of color (or no color, as in black-on-white crimes – which don't seem to qualify as a "hate crime" in most instances), how do cops know if it is a crime against ethnicity? And even then, isn't it still just a knifing? Does it hurt more if it's a racially motivated knifing? Does a victim heal more quickly if he knows his attacker is also going to be charged with a "hate crime"?

Consider these variables. Suppose a black man commits a crime against a Hispanic man. Hate crime? What if a white man commits a crime against a Hispanic man in an area of the country where Hispanics are the dominant ethnicity. Hate crime? What if an ugly woman commits a crime against a pretty woman. Hate crime?

So-called "hate crimes legislation" is nothing more than raw political pandering, a profligate practice in legislatively bankrupt America.   »»»

Posted by Danny Carlton at October 14, 2005 05:54 AM

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Is it a hate crime if a husband kills his wife because he has stopped loving her and now hates her?

A murder is a murder. Giving special consideration to motivation is totally unnecessary.

Posted by: kimsch at October 14, 2005 12:15 PM

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