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Christians on High Alert Over Hate Crimes Passage
OneNewsNow.com ^ | 10/24/2009 | Charlie Butts

Posted on 10/25/2009 2:51:21 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta

A hate crimes bill sent to President Obama for his signature raises a red flag for Christians.

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a hate crimes bill that Christian leaders have warned for years could greatly infringe on the rights of those who speak to loudly about their religious views. Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel agrees with most observers that President Obama will sign the measure -- adding that the president desires to "throw a bone to homosexual activists because they have been breathing down his neck...and this is a way to hold them off."

(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhohomosexualagenda; christians; hatecrimes; homosexualagenda; thoughtpolice
What a shame. Many of those who could have been warned of what their fate would be without repentance can now hear it from Jesus Christ Himself after it's too late.
1 posted on 10/25/2009 2:51:21 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

You are so right... There is a answer and the world is shutting us down...Jesus Christ IS the Answer!!!!!


2 posted on 10/25/2009 2:53:43 PM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I predict by Christmas 2010, Dec. 25th will no longer be a National Holiday.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2128648/posts


3 posted on 10/25/2009 2:54:28 PM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

The First Amendment spells out Americans right to religious freedom and freedom of speech. Period.


4 posted on 10/25/2009 3:10:11 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: EBH

The last Marxist who tried that, banning Christmas ened up going to the wall when his people had enough of him. That was Nicole Ceasescu. That happened on Dec. 25th., 1989.


6 posted on 10/25/2009 3:11:58 PM PDT by JoeMac ("Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more!'' Popeye The SailorMan)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

7 posted on 10/25/2009 3:12:27 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: pollywog

“Jesus Christ IS the Answer!!!!!”

As a former unbeliever I FIRMLY agree. (I’m a born again Christian of 2.5 years.)


8 posted on 10/25/2009 3:15:43 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Zero is fast becoming America's Hitler.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
So, _Resident Obama is going to sign an Unconstitutional Law and We The Sheeple are supposed to let it happen?

This would seem to be a Test Case that will make or break our Constitution. Are there any Constitutional Attorneys ready to file motions against this supposed new Law?

Welome to the new Soviet Union my FRiends. The new Commie Boss, same as the old Commie Boss.

9 posted on 10/25/2009 3:19:00 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Here's to the good old days, when we shot Commies instead of electing them.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Add it to the list of grievances that will be explored at the military tribunal for the Kenyan Usurper, his cronies and his puppetmasters!


10 posted on 10/25/2009 3:22:18 PM PDT by USALiberty
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Dont even believe that Obama will sign that law because he wishes to throw a bone to homosexuals

He will sign it because he wants to. He wants to close the mouths of Priests, preachers and others who oppose the Obama toe tapping society.


11 posted on 10/25/2009 3:25:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Reagan Man

As soon as this abomination is signed, the first sermon in every church in the land should be on what the bible has to say on sin, homosexuality, repentance, and forgiveness.

To paraphrase pastor Dave Welch(??) I think, we may get the opportunity to do something worthy of persecution.


12 posted on 10/25/2009 3:26:29 PM PDT by Phillipian
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Why does this article not include any of the text from the bill?

Too many leftists hide what the right actually says, instead claiming whatever they want.

And now I see it with a ‘conservative’ article?!? I don’t trust anyone that would deliberately hide source material and then make claims on it.


13 posted on 10/25/2009 3:28:03 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: JoeMac

Wow did he really ban christmas and was his execution on 12/25 a symbolic date?


14 posted on 10/25/2009 3:31:19 PM PDT by fire4effect
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

The goal is to outlaw the New Testament


15 posted on 10/25/2009 4:20:04 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: fire4effect

There is absolutely nothing in this bill that can be used to prosecute anyone on the basis of their speech, belief, or associations. It merely adds attacks based on sexual orientation to the list of criteria for federal hate crimes. I don’t think that Christians have any reason to fear, simply because you are only charged with a hate crime if you actually attack, injure, hurt, murder, etc., and this specific act was fueled by prejudiced beliefs. I don’t know if I necessarily believe that hate crimes deserve a special legal status, because I think that hurting an innocent person is abhorrent whether you are prompted by prejudice or cold blood. I also think that prosecuting someone to a harsher extent based on their beliefs is discriminatory in itself. However, I do know that if you are a Christian, you need not fear anything unless you actually commit a crime that happens to be charged by hate. So just don’t physically assault anyone, and you’re good to go.


16 posted on 10/25/2009 4:34:07 PM PDT by sharebearsundae
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To: sharebearsundae

While all of this sounds good, all it will take is one person suing a minister over a sermon on homosexuality saying it caused a crime against him/her. Then watch this bill go OTT with at attempt to silence what the Bible teaches.


17 posted on 10/25/2009 4:58:26 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
..adding that the president desires to "throw a bone to homosexual activists because they have been breathing down his neck...and this is a way to hold them off.".

Can't say that I've ever thown a bone to a homosexual activist or had a desire to. Neither have I had one breathing down my neck. Not sure this strategy will work to hold them off.

I guess this kind of thing is required if you want to be a DemonRat President.

18 posted on 10/25/2009 5:02:44 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: EBH
I predict by Christmas 2010, Dec. 25th will no longer be a National Holiday.

I'll bet you any sum of money that you care to wager that it will be. How about a year's wages, yours versus mine, whichever is lower?

19 posted on 10/25/2009 11:25:04 PM PDT by altair (All I want for Christmas is NO legislation passed for the rest of the year)
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To: Catsrus

That is already legal. To sue someone for incitement to commit an act against you has always been legal.

This bill will have a bigger affect on employment policies. And potentially some impact like the Civil Rights Act had on certain crimes being half hartedly persued by law enforcement.


20 posted on 10/26/2009 5:56:16 AM PDT by The_Repugnant_Conservative
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

As bad as the Philadelphia Case referenced in the article was. The only 1 of 8 charges listed that is similar would be Ethnic Intimidation. One charge more or less probably won’t have much affect on what the police do.

In addition to ethic intimidation the protesters were charged with rioting, criminal conspiracy, reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime, highway obstruction, failure to disperse and disorderly conduct.

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?id=20165


21 posted on 10/26/2009 6:11:15 AM PDT by The_Repugnant_Conservative
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To: sharebearsundae

The death of Matthew Shepherd was awful but so was my brothers. Matthew was murdered and so was my brother, my brother was murdered by someone who did not know him but just wanted to beat him to death. It has always pissed me off that Matthew Shepherd life was so much more important, to the pc crowd, than anyone else, but evil and hate comes in all forms and shapes and it is not just about a person’s skin or sexual orientation. The whole hate crime bill is nothing but pc crap!!! How many children in this country have to be molested and murdered before there is a special crime bill to protect them and put sex offenders in jail on an island forever never to be seen or heard of again. I guess the homosexuals are being murdered left and right and need special protection especially above children. But we do have 50 million dead children the pc crowd never gives a thought about.


22 posted on 10/26/2009 1:20:56 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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