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Why “Hate crime” laws would ban Biblical Christianity


from Berit Kjos:

“…the real danger of ‘hate crime’ laws is that they criminalize thoughts and beliefs.’”[1] Prescription for tyranny

“…a school administrator told the student: ‘Leave your faith in the car’ when your beliefs might offend others.”[2] ‘Leave your faith in the car’

“Arlene Elshinnawy, 75, and grandmother of three, was holding a sign: ‘Truth is hate to those who hate the truth,’ before she was hauled off by police officers.”[3] Christians in bull’s-eye

“Practitioners of homosexual, cross-dressing, transvestism, and transsexualism become federally-protected minority groups….”[4] Congress denying equal protection

“The notion of the ‘hate crime’ has now been established in English law. Thanks to the mullahs, anyone daring to subject the Muslim faith to the same kind of harsh analysis brought to bear on Christianity or Judaism could be convicted as a ‘hate criminal.’”[5] The Menace of the Lobby

This legislation may be the most ominous attack on “free speech” and Christianity since the founding of our nation. Yet, the silence of the mainstream media is disturbing. It suggests that many of our most powerful leaders want these bills passed behind closed doors, freed from any public accountability. Even so, the public is awakening to the facts.

On April 25, 2007, a House of Representatives committee approved a measure to add homosexuality to the list of groups “protected” by hate crimes laws. The Senate has prepared a twin bill, S. 1105. Except for the addition of the name Matthew Shepard, its title is the same.”[6] House panel OKs hate crimes bill

Matthew Shepard? Few Americans could miss the shocking details of this young homosexual’s horrible death in 1998. The media published that story 3007 times — 45 times in the New York Times alone. It made Matthew a martyr for the cause of gay rights, hate-crimes legislation, and anti-Christian sentiment.”[7]

Did you read about Jesse Dirkhising’s torture and murder at the hands of two homosexual lovers eleven months later? Probably not. The thirteen-year-old boy was drugged, strapped down, sodomized, tortured, and killed by two adults living in an apartment that ‘reeked of excrement and was littered with drug paraphernalia.’[7] Like Matthew’s murder, it was a horrible crime — almost unfit to print. But that’s not why most newspapers across the country refused to tell the story. The real reason? It didn’t fit their agenda! It wasn’t politically correct!

Nor is the Bible. Its unchanging standards can’t be adapted to the new global guidelines for holistic spirituality and politically correct tolerance. So when eleven Christians shared the gospel as well as warning about homosexuality during Philadelphia’s 2004 homosexual ‘OutFest’, they were promptly arrested and temporarily “charged under [Pennsylvania’s] hate crimes legislation.”[8]

Christians aren’t the only ones vulnerable. On April 11, a Maine Middle School student did something really foolish on a dare: He put some ham — considered “unclean” by Muslims — on a cafeteria table occupied by Muslim students. As punishment, the school suspended him. School principal, Maureen Lachapelle, sent a report of this incident to the Attorney General’s office and to the County District Attorney “because the ham incident was perceived as a hate/bias crime.”[9]

A crime? Does this line up with the fast-track Hate Crimes Bill in Congress? And if so, why? . . . . . .

Read the full article here.

Written by tfheringer

February 18, 2009 at 5:28 pm

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