Are hate crimes being expanded?

"...If Miss California, Carrie Prejean, who supports traditional marriage, had slapped the homosexual judge who derided her on the stage under H.R. 1913 she could be indicted as a "violent hate criminal," facing a possible 10 years in prison. But, Forbes said, if the homosexual judge had slapped her, she would have had no special protection under H.R. 1913..." Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va

My wife Suzanne sent me two articles today...

Congressman: 'Deviancy' protected by 'hate crimes'
Warns 'anything you imagine' coming under 'Pedophile Protection Act'

Posted: May 13, 2009
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

A congressman from Iowa says he fought the so-called "Hate Crimes" bill as it moved through the U.S. House, because it essentially will provide a level of protection for sexual deviancy in the United States that is not afforded any other behavior.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was interviewed today by WND columnist Janet Porter, who also heads the Faith2Action Christian ministry.

"Americans need to know what's going on here in Washington," he said, "when we get these radical positions … the public needs to know."

He said the bill provides protection for those with "sexual orientation" issues but then doesn't define the terms. So he said it's apparent that all of the 547 'philias' – or as he described them "deviancies" – would be protected under the law.

"Anything you can imagine, no matter how revolting it might be," King said. More...

...but that is not all...

House agrees to muzzle pastors with 'hate crimes' plan
'This is first time protected status given to whatever sexual orientation one has'

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

The U.S. House today approved a federal "hate crimes" bill that would provide special protections to homosexuals but leave Christian ministers open to prosecution should their teachings be linked to any subsequent offense, by anyone, against a "gay."

The vote, 249-175, came despite intense from Republicans who argued the measure would create a privileged class.

Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. of the High Impact Leadership Coalition also condemned the action, offering a warning about the nation's future.

Jackson said the action puts "sexual orientation" in a specially protected class under federal law.

"Based on history, it really isn't something that needs to be protected," he said. "There's a problem that this is going to mark the first time that a protected class status is given to … whatever sexual orientation one has."
He said the experience in other countries has led to prosecution of Christians. In Sweden, for example, a minister was sentenced to 30 days in jail for preaching from Leviticus.

Once more I am compelled to thanks all those "observant(1) Catholics" who voted for this administration. This is what your hatred for G.W.Bush has brought us to.

Thanks and a tip of the beret to my dearest wife Suzzane for sending these links to me.

Notre Dame priez pour nous!


(1) Those Catholics who make it to Mass on Sundays, also known as cafeteria Catholics.

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