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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Senator Leahy Hides "Hate Crime Bill" In Pentagon Budget

Action Alert: What do homosexual rights have to do with Pentagon spending? Everything, if you're a Democrat trying to hide an unpopular "pedophile protection" bill from the American people. On Monday, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate and argued essentially that since he couldn't get 60 honest votes to pass the "Punish Pastors, Protect Pedophiles" hate crimes S. 909 as a stand-alone bill, it should instead be attached as an amendment to S. 1390, the National Defense Authorization Act. Staffers for Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) then admitted the homosexual bill could be attached and voted on as early as Wednesday or Thursday.

The "Hate crimes" legislation represents a massive expansion of federal power that will take the nation a major step closer to investigating, prosecuting and persecuting pastors, business owners, and anyone else who publicly affirms the teaching of scripture, or any other belief system, that homosexual behavior is immoral. The Senate will likely vote on the bill this week. If approved by the Senate, and absent other controversies over defense spending issues (yes, Congress does sometimes use bill titles that refer to the actual content of the legislation), President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. What can you do?

First, watch this brief video which explains the dangers vastly expanded federal hate crimes laws pose to people of faith.

Next, consider the dishonesty and continual deception of adding this amendment to a military budget. Then pass this post on to your friends and your pastor.

Finally, call your two Senators today (202) 224-3121 and voice your opposition to this inappropriate amendment to an important national defense bill. Contact the local offices of your two Senators and express your opposition. [RRC & Citizen's Link]

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10 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

In other words, if someone agrees with you it can't be considered hate and if they disagree with you they have to be devious. You can say whatever you want, even if it might be objectively considered racist or bigotted or hate-mongering, and even appoaching slander, without repercussions?

7/15/2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, there are homosexuals who do not support "thought crime" legislation. Also, there are scores of studies that have debunked the link between homosexuality and molestation of children.

The inflammatory language in your post only alienates people who would otherwise agree with you.

There are already laws in place to punish those who commit a crime against another person. This is just feel-good legislation to throw a bone to a constituency who blindly assumes that Democrats give a crap about them.

Since you mentioned Biblical teaching of what is immoral, should we pass laws to outlaw adultery? The Bible is MUCH more vocal about this over perceived mentions of homosexuality. Furthermore, if you site Leviticus as saying homosexuality is an abomination, you would also have to abide by the other "abominations" like eating shellfish, shaving, etc. (http://www.libchrist.com/other/homosexual/leviticus.html)

7/15/2009  
Anonymous Ed M Banja said...

What the ??? Transparent, my butt !!

7/16/2009  
Anonymous YoKasta Martinez said...

They need the hate crimes amendment; you know how politicians are -- if he had been transparent about it, the gun-toting, Bible-thumping right would have squashed it because it "interferes with family values." Right is right, and everyone deserves to live a life free of hate crimes, no matter what their race or lifestyle is. Get over it.

7/16/2009  
Anonymous Paul Eck said...

how does a pastor preaching that homosexuality is immoral make him guilty of a hate crime? He's preaching what he believes and the last time I checked YoKasta freedom of speech is still a right in this country. So do me a favor and you GET OVER IT!

7/16/2009  
Anonymous Albert Hempker said...

Kasta, I partially agree with you next tor last sentence, but if 'right is right' then 'crime is crime'. Anyone who does harm to another human being deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Labeling certain crimes as 'hate crimes' is nothing but politically correct symbolism with no substance whatsoever.

7/16/2009  
Anonymous YoKasta Martinez said...

No, that is not the case Al -- remember, we are not too far removed from African-Americans getting lynched (and they still do in some areas) for what someone of your persuasion would be justly tried and punished for. The "hate crimes" label is not any more politically correct than supporting a "third-party" voter. Just because President Obama was... Read More elected does not mean that crimes against minorities, gays, women, Muslims, and other non WASPs doesn't exist and it deserves special protection and needs to be addressed, because last time I checked, WASP men were still holding the reins of power in this country.

As far as that other clown that shot off at the hip before you made your comment, what does a pastor preaching have to do with Pat Leahy? He misunderstood the point, as most conservatives do -- because they hide behind ideology instead of just admitting that sometimes right is right, all for the sake for appealing to a voter base that would prefer to remain in the 19th century.

7/16/2009  
Anonymous YoKasta Martinez said...

Your friend is right that freedom of speech is still a right in this country (albeit seriously corrupted and eroded after King Bush the Idiot whacked away at our civil liberties alongside Prince Cheney the Asshole.) However, I would strongly suggest that he read up on the stories of Emmitt Till, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Matthew ... Read MoreShepard and then tell me that hate crimes legislation is still not needed. For that matter, ask anyone who has been beaten within an inch of their lives simply because they don't share his skin color, sexual orientation, or income level.

@Paul: You will never, EVER understand why hate crimes legislation is still needed in this country, because by virtue of the fact you're a straight, white Protestant male you will never, EVER experience anything that remotely comes close to a hate crime in this lifetime or the next. I bet you're one of those ones that say "I have real good friends that are black" too. Yeah, right.

7/16/2009  
Anonymous YoKasta Martinez said...

And everyone knows I'm not a liberal by any means -- I'm actually more conservative than I let on!

7/16/2009  
Blogger Bill Smith said...

Crime is crime. Hate is an emotion. Just like love. Emotions motivate people. Cain slew Abel and it wasn't out of love! Would he have be more guilty if he had spoken the words that the Bible tells us that were in his heart. No, he was guilty of murdering his brother and what was in his heart did not matter. It is amazing that God allowed Cain to live.

Not to digress, but you mentioned the rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Many people forget that "white" marchers for civil rights were also murdered. Ling was pro Bible and did not support homosexuality - does that mean he hated homosexuals. No! His father was an active Republican and his family says King voted Republican. Remember it was the "Democratic" South that oppressed black Americans. But King understood the real dream and it cost him his life.

He knew at the heart of the issue, race was not the issue - Right and wrong were the issues. However, many people after his death altered his message and propagated a message of reverse hatred and entitlement for themselves as the messengers. King would never have allowed this to happen. In 22 years of service, every one of my fellow comrades in arms bled the same color -- red.

The critical point regarding the "hate crimes" bill is that if the bill has merit and is passed on its own supported by a majority then that is how our Republic works.

But hiding the Bill via an amendment within a Pentagon Defense budget is deceptive and absolutely wrong. This is systematic of what is wrong in Washington D.C. today.

Jeopardizing military funding and / or forcing people to vote against their conscious is morally wrong.

7/16/2009  

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