Skip to comments.Obama signs 'hate-crimes' bill into law
Posted on 10/28/2009 7:59:46 PM PDT by RobinMasters
A "hate crimes" bill opponents claim will be used to crack down on Christian speech, even the reading of the Bible, was signed into law today by President Obama.
The Senate approved the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act by a vote of 68-29 on Oct. 22 after Democrats strategically attached it to a "must-pass" $680 billion defense appropriations plan.
Most Republicans, although normally strong supporters of the U.S. military, opposed the bill because it hands out federal money to states and local governments in pursuit of "preventing" hate crimes. The bill creates federal protections and privileges for homosexuals and other alternative lifestyles but denies those protections to other groups of citizens.
Obama signed the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act at a White House ceremony today. Prior to signing the act into law, Obama spoke briefly of the hate crimes bill.
"After more than a decade, we've passed inclusive hate-crimes legislation to help protect our citizens from violence based on what they look like, who they love, how they pray or who they are," he said. "I promised Judy Shepard when she saw me in the Oval Office that this day would come, and I'm glad that she and her husband, Dennis, could join us for this event. I'm also honored to have the family of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy who fought so hard for this legislation. I just want you all to know how proud we are of the work that Ted did to help make this day possible."
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Thanks for the post RM and your contributions Cindy.
The link below to Fred Nerks’ post of Linda Kimball’s outstanding article adds important background information to this thread.
Teddy just chappaquiddicked us all.
Thanks P Galt for this additional link:
“In the Shadow of Leviathan: Americas Arising Fear-Based Society”
The Reality Check website ^ | October - 23 - 2009 | Posted by LindaKimball
Posted on October 26, 2009 6:37:59 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
very effing bad law...extremely bad..
“Obama Signs Bill Giving Homosexuals Special Protection
Obama delivers on hate crimes”
Thursday, October 29, 2009
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
SNIPPET: “Washington (AP) - For this accomplishment, President Barack Obama sought maximum publicity.
There was a bill signing at a wooden desk set up in the East Room, with the media invited, followed by a reception for joyous, champagne-sipping supporters and an address to them, again, from the East Room.”
Does “equal protection” mean congressmen and senators will have the same healthcare plan I will be forced to have ???
...All a part of their goal,spelled out so clearly in 1972...
THE 1972 GAY RIGHTS PLATFORM
#7. Repeal of all laws governing the age of sexual consent. (1972 State-7)