Senate Approved "Hate Crimes Bill" Last NightJul 17, 2009
When someone mauls another human, even murders another, what does it matter the motivation? A heinous crime is a heinous crime. Thought policing it isn't going to make it easier to accept, better comfort the grieving loved ones or prevent another similar crime. In fact, to hurt or abuse someone in any way involves hate. So, what gives with so-called "hate crimes" legislation? If hate crimes are so universally horrible, and remedied via legislation, why did the U.S. Senate last night attach such an amendment to a much needed defense spending bill (see OneNewsNow.com)?
Could it be that this is the first of many steps the New Hyper Liberalism —The Age of Obama — that dominates D.C. will take in policing faith, worship and Biblical adherence? After all, despite its Orwellian ubiquitous name, the "hate crimes" bill primarily aims to shield the homosexual lifestyle from criticism, especially from a moral, Judeo-Christian perspective. It's a purposeful attempt at restraining the First Amendment for those with whom liberals disagree and do not hold their secular world view.
Watch out pastors. Your churches may see an increase in visitors, but they won't be interested in joining. If you preach against homosexuality and a homosexual is mugged; if you preach against abortion and an abortion center is vandalized, you may be responsible and they'll have witnesses.
If there was any sincerity in curbing such crimes, liberals would work on the sentencing side. Longer sentences mean less criminals who prey on or discriminate against others. Rather, instead of curbing crime, they want to stifle speech. This amendment, certain now to become law, will do nothing more than clog our courts with increased legal challenges to its constitutionality — and not only from Christians and others defending their First Amendment rights, but from alleged perpetrators, further prolonging their proper punishments. How's that unintended consequence going to make liberals feel?