So it starts all over again–the religious fundamentalists do not want the glbt community protected from crimes based on sexual orientation. They would rather see people beaten up and killed instead of being protected for who they are. I just got a stunning example of this from none other than Tony Perkins who runs the Family Research Council. This is the same man who was involved with buying the membership list of the KKK…
Anyway, here is part of the letter I received from this faux-Christian (I’ve removed the links to his begging for money):
Please help FRC Action persuade conservatives and centrist Democrats in the Congress to stop a proposed federal "hate crimes" law that could lead to the criminalization of the biblical view of homosexuality in sermons and elsewhere…
Please give, and please pray for our efforts (1 Tim. 2:1-4).
Many members of Congress are simply unaware of how dangerous the proposed "hate crimes" law is. FRC Action will warn them that this could lead to simple expressions of religious faith-including sermons and radio broadcasts-being prosecuted as "hate."
Our nation is at a danger point. In 2007, such a "hate crimes" bill actually passed the House (HR 1592) and the Senate (SB 1105)-but died when President Bush threatened a veto.
Now, President Obama has made passing the Hate Crimes law a top priority.
A "hate crimes" law is really a "thought crime" law that punishes a person’s beliefs-part of the Left’s intolerant agenda to silence the voice of Christians and Conservatives in America and eliminate moral restraint.
How would it happen?
A federal "hate crimes" law prohibiting "bodily injury" could be construed by many law enforcement officials and judges to include words that inflict emotional or psychological distress.
That means an "offended" homosexual could accuse a religious broadcaster . . . a pastor . . . Sunday School teacher . . . or other individual of causing emotional injury simply by expressing the biblical view that homosexual behavior is morally wrong and unhealthy.
That’s all it could take to trigger a wave of federal prosecutions and begin an era of censorship like America has never seen!
Click here to give a secure online gift to help FRC Action warn Congress to again reject the "hate crimes" bill.
I will update you on what happens.
Remember, all violent criminals should be prosecuted but we already have laws for that.
As I have said before, the Hate Crime HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH SPEECH. Tony Perkins is a flat-out liar of the worst kind. He should have the decency to at least tell the truth–after all, he keeps telling everyone that he is this great Christian leader…
Notice that the lying Perkins didn’t bother putting the legislation in his email–he doesn’t want people to know the truth. Lying is much easier that telling the truth and it certainly makes it easier to get money from people he lies to. He could care less that there are hateful words that do cause emotional and psychological distress. Notice too that Tony Perkins isn’t calling for religions to be removed from the current Hate Crime legislation–why is that? We all know (I say sarcastically) that if someone calls a so-called Christian a liar and if that person is offended, then that is a Hate Crime. Right!
But this really is old news. All the anti-gay activists out there spouted these very same lies over and over again last year and the previous year. What these anti-gay activists really want is to keep the glbt community from getting ANY type of legal recognition. Because if that happens, then we are one step closer to becoming equal citizens under the law.
Please contact your legislator and make sure that they support fair and equal rights for all citizens–including the glbt community.