this bill only increases penalties for violent crime. It doesn’t anything you say or any opinion you have, unless you also commit violent crime. It certainly does not do some of the things its accused of - you won’t see Christians arrested for saying that homosexuality is wrong nor is it a “pedophile protection act.” WND is wrong.
That said, I totally and absolutely object to hate crimes legislation in general - violence aimed at individuals should be prosecuted equally and violence aimed at terrorizing a group is already covered under terrorism laws. The very idea of special protections for select groups violates the constitution.
Totally agree. Violence committed against others usually doesn't result from an excess of love.