August 30, 2007

Hate Crimes Legislation Is Coming

The relentless onslaught of the homosexual juggernaut marches on. As I write the federal hate crimes legislation is wending its way through our government and despite what our Senators have written, it WILL jeopardize free speech and it WILL target Bible believing people with stiff reprisals. It is only matter of time.

But the future is already here for some living in oppressive states where constitutional law is trampled by homophobic legislators who fear reprisals if they do not bow to their demands.

Consider: Two 16-year-old Illinois girls who were arrested in May for distributing fliers in the parking lot of their high school. The fliers depicted two male classmates kissing and were captioned with a slang, derogatory phrase.

Now the girls were no angels and have previous encounters with the police. Understand I am in no way justifying their conduct. What is appalling though is that these girls were arrested by local police and charged with felony hate crimes. The girls copped a plea to avoid the felony charge.

This is down right Orwellian and with the involvement of the police, it became a constitutional issue instead of a local school issue. Consequently what should have been treated as a school infraction with attendant discipline became an absurd violation of the girl's freedom of speech. Remember under the Constitution, even offensive speech is protected--except when the offense is uttered against homosexuals.

Furthermore, the felony hate crime charge was held over their heads coercing them to plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

Let me say this again. The girls conduct is reprehensible and if it violated some written school policy the girls should suffer the consequences. But the law was used on juveniles to back them in to a corner of what the godless culture deems appropriate viewpoint.

"A simple schoolyard prank in bad taste resulted in criminal records for these two girls, all because of unwarranted felony charges of 'hate crimes,' " said Bruce Hausknecht, judicial analyst for Focus on the Family Action. "This is precisely the type of politically correct strong-arming of speech and beliefs that justifies all the dire warnings that have been made over the years about the agenda behind the push for 'hate-crimes' laws."

I say it again, federal hate crimes legislation is working its way through the maze of politics as I write. If this becomes law, Christians--sooner rather than later--will be prosecuted for even teaching the Biblical view of homosexuality.

What I wonder is, does anyone care?


Blogger Matt Sargent said...

That's it - pack up the food and ammo... it's time to start a Christian Commando Commune!! The only question is "where?" :)

2:45 PM  
Blogger Reddogg said...

Matt, I have an extra bedroom...

11:57 AM  

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