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  • Obama signs 'hate-crimes' bill into law

    10/28/2009 7:59:46 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 51 replies · 2,215+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 29, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    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...
  • Will your thoughts be subject to 'hate crimes' law?

    10/09/2009 12:00:21 PM PDT · by mrisiah · 10 replies · 462+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 09, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Klingenschmitt said, "Please call 202-456-1111 today, and tell White House comment line operators: 'Mr. President, please keep your promise and veto the F-35 second engine in the Pentagon Budget, 2010 Defense Authorization Act.'" "Several months ago, President Obama promised to veto the Pentagon budget if it contained funding for the F-22 or a second engine for the F-35. The Senate killed the F-22, but after receiving nearly 22,000 faxes from us in the last 48 hours, the House ignored Obama's veto threat and voted Thursday to fully fund a second engine for F-35s. The House also sadly attached the pro-homosexual...
  • Congress Passes Bill Protecting Bizarre Sexual Orientations

    Write or call your two Senators and urge a NO vote on so-called hate crime legislation. The Democrat-controlled House just passed H.R. 1913, a so-called hate crimes bill that makes “sexual orientation,” “gender,” and “gender identity” into federally-protected classes under the law. The Senate version is S. 909, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. It must be defeated. This legislation begins to lay the legal foundation and framework to investigate, prosecute and persecute pastors, youth pastors, Bible teachers, and anyone else whose Bible speech and thought is based upon and reflects the truths found in the Bible. A...
  • Senate Will Move on Unnecessary Hate Crimes Bill

    05/11/2009 6:12:47 PM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 7 replies · 589+ views
    On April 29, The House of representatives passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 1913) by a vote of 249 to 175. It is expected to be taken up in the Senate any day now. Critics of the measure contend that, if the bill becomes law, it will force local and state law enforcement to prosecute and sentence individuals not only for the crimes they commit, but also for their beliefs—a slippery slope which will take the country down the road toward eventually criminalizing the thoughts of the American people.
  • What Ever Happened to Dignity: The Itching of America

    05/07/2009 7:05:17 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 3 replies · 330+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 5-7-09 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    How inspired is the race in the Congress to protect all the sexual orientations that have emerged of late. Are they really threatened? Shouldn’t someone tell the Congress that most Americans have not even heard of most of them yet? Depending on who is breaking down the list the news is reporting between 30 and 50 distinctive sexual behaviors that are to be protected under the newly proposed Hate Crimes Bill H.R. 1913. Have we gone from the moral majority to the immoral majority all in about a mere thirty years? What Happened?
  • Next on Senate agenda? Pedophile Protection Act

    05/04/2009 6:47:11 PM PDT · by luv2ndamend · 40 replies · 2,821+ views
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | May 04, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    'Hate crimes' law definitions would protect 547 sex 'philias' The leader of a pro-family organization says families across the nation need to contact their U.S. senators now to try to derail a legislative plan that already has passed the U.S. House and is being awaited by President Obama – after a Democrat confirmed that it would protect "all 547 forms of sexual deviancy or 'paraphilias' listed by the American Psychiatric Association." WND columnist Janet Porter, who also heads the Faith2Action.org Christian ministry, today cited S. 909, dubbed the "Pedophile Protection Act" as an extreme danger to America. As H.R. 1913,...
  • Hate crimes bill gets Cao's vote (18 Republicans vote for special justice for some)

    05/02/2009 3:55:25 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies · 1,396+ views
    http://www.nola.com ^ | April 30, 2009 | By Jonathan Tilove
    ... Cao was one of 18 Republicans to vote for the bill and was one of eight Republicans who co-sponsored the legislation, which is intended to extend hate-crime protections to people who are victims of crimes based on their gender, sexual identity or handicap. Cao was joined in his support by Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, who cited the strong support of law enforcement groups for the legislation, even as the rest of Louisiana's seven-member congressional delegation, including the lone Democrat, Rep. Charlie Melancon of Napoleonville, voted no. Melancon was one of 17 Democrats to vote no. To its opponents,...
  • Why Congress Should Reject Federal 'Hate Crimes' Bill (It violates the 14th Amendment)

    05/02/2009 4:42:40 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies · 1,574+ views
    http://www.christianpost.com/ ^ | Tue, Apr. 21 200 | By Tony Perkins
    The House Judiciary Committee will on Wednesday consider a proposed federal “hate crimes” bill, H.R. 1913. It would, for the first time, allow the federal government to step in and prosecute any violent crime anywhere in the country that “is motivated by prejudice” against a number of protected characteristics, including “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (that is, cross-dressing and sex changes). All violent crimes should be vigorously prosecuted - but this novel legal approach violates several core principles and holds a number of dangers. 1) It violates the “equal protection of the laws” by protecting some victims more than others....
  • New Hate Crimes Bill Unconstitutional and Threat to Religious Freedom?

    04/30/2009 10:54:13 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 19 replies · 1,119+ views
    canadafreepress ^ | Thursday, April 30, 2009 | Jim Kouri
    Wednesday night, while President Barack Obama held his televised press conference marking his first 100 days in office, the federal hate crimes bill passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 249 to 175. But not everyone believes this piece of legislation is a great idea. They are cautioning many supporters that such a law is a two-edged sword and may have unintended consequences that includes misuse by overzealous and politically motivated prosecutors. During a discussion of HR 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, opponents of the proposed law offered compelling arguments for...
  • Hate Crimes Bill Passes House..No Republicans voted for it

    04/29/2009 11:33:48 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 116 replies · 5,638+ views
    The Phoenix ^ | 4-29-09 | David S. Bernstein
    The House of Representatives just passed HR 1913 -- The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 -- on a vote of 234-190. The bill, which Obama has urged Congress to pass, would extend federal hate crimes laws to cover sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, as well as race, color, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation. Not a single Republican voted in favor. 15 Democrats voted against. In the floor debate before the vote, North Carolina Republican Virginia Foxx called it a "hoax" that Matthew Shepard's killing had anything to do with him being gay. Ted Kennedy...
  • House passes hate crimes bill

    04/29/2009 3:27:28 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 138 replies · 3,264+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 4/29/09
    The House this afternoon passed an expanded hate crimes bill that would protect gay victims, and its chief sponsor in the Senate called for prompt final action. The measure passed 249-175 over the objections of conservatives, the Associated Press reports.
  • Special Interest Hate Crime Bill Will Pass

    04/29/2009 9:40:19 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 14 replies · 1,249+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 29, 2009 | Brian Burke
    Today, the House is expected to pass the H.R. 1913 Hate Crime Bill, which some are calling a special rights bill for a special group of people. Proponents of the new federal Hate Crime Law say there's an epidemic of violent hate crimes taking place across the nation that mandates federal protection of certain group -- those of a different sexual orientation. But no actual proof of this epidemic was produced. The language in The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act also seems to claim current laws against violent crimes are insufficient to prosecute crime against gender, gender identity,...
  • Christian Leaders Condemn Hate Crimes Bill

    04/29/2009 7:55:10 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 27 replies · 1,564+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 4/29/2009 | Connie Hair
    What’s at risk is the ability to preach the Gospel.’ So said Bishop Harry Jackson, standing with other black religious leaders and Republican congressmen at a press conference yesterday.   Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) led a group of members of Congress and Christian leaders yesterday in denouncing HR 1913, the federal hate crimes legislation that was passed on a straight party line vote out of the House Judiciary Committee late last week.   Jackson, a well-known leader in the black community as Sr. Pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, cautioned...
  • STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON H.R. 1913...

    04/29/2009 1:45:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 932+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | April 28, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2009 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON H.R. 1913, THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT OF 2009 This week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. I urge members on both sides of the aisle to act on this important civil rights issue by passing this legislation to protect all of our citizens from violent acts of intolerance – legislation that will...
  • Get ready, America. Congress is set to make various sexual orientations legally protected.

    04/28/2009 4:37:28 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies · 1,879+ views
    AFA ^ | April 28, 2009 | staff
    The Hate Crime law, HR-1913, will make 30 sexual orientations federally-protected. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has published 30 such sexual orientations that, because of Congress's refusal to define "sexual orientation," will be protected under this legislation. These 30 orientations are listed in the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which is used by physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and psychiatrists throughout the U.S. It is considered the dictionary of mental disorders. Those 30 sexual orientations include behaviors that are felonies or misdemeanors in most states. Among those sexual orientations being protected by HR-1913 are these: Apotemnophilia...
  • Urgent, full-court press for 'hate crimes' bill

    04/28/2009 3:26:13 AM PDT · by Man50D · 17 replies · 1,219+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 27, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    House Democrats have announced a vote could come as early as tomorrow on a "hate crimes" bill that supporters admit might allow federal officials to prosecute Christians who speak out against homosexual behavior. The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, or H.R. 1913, passed through committee last week, and according to the Weekly Leader published by the office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the bill joins 14 others that could be brought to the floor for a vote sometime between noon tomorrow and the end of the week. Meanwhile, advocates for the bill are engaged...
  • H.R. 1913: 111th Congress

    04/25/2009 11:06:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies · 392+ views
    GovTrack.us ^ | April, 2009 | Staff
    To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. This is a bill in the U.S. Congress originating in the House of Representatives ("H.R."). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate and then be signed by the President before it becomes law. Bill numbers restart from 1 every two years. Each two-year cycle is called a session of Congress. This bill was created in the 111th Congress, in 2009-2010. The titles of bills are written by the bill's sponsor and are a part of the legislation...
  • Judiciary Committee greenlights 'hate crimes'

    04/24/2009 8:58:34 AM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 24 replies · 911+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 23, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee today rejected an opportunity to protect Christian pastors who preach the biblical condemnation of homosexuality and approved on a 15-12 vote a "hate crimes" bill that supporters admit could be used to bring charges against religious leaders.
  • Twisted H.R. 1913 Passes House Committee – Worst Attack on First Amendment Freedoms of Speech

    04/24/2009 6:30:43 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 5 replies · 677+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 4-24-09 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    While America slept on Wednesday April 25 we woke up to find headlines about how Michelle Obama likes to sneak out and eat at fun restaurants. Not so well covered by the media was the passage of the Hate Crimes bill re-introduced and passed in committee by John Conyers. (D-MI) What does it mean? The bill co-sponsored along with 42 other representatives and crafted by openly gay Congressmen Barney Frank is riddled with gay agenda politics and disregards the will of the people. It was introduced between sessions when little attention is being paid to discussions or votes in the...
  • Judiciary Committee greenlights 'hate crimes': Members refuse to protect Christian pastors...

    04/23/2009 11:00:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 2,219+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 23, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee today rejected an opportunity to protect Christian pastors who preach the biblical condemnation of homosexuality and approved on a 15-12 vote a "hate crimes" bill that supporters admit could be used to bring charges against religious leaders. The bill, H.R. 1913, now will be considered by the full House of Representatives. The committee rejected a number of amendments offered by several members seeking to protect religious liberty, to protect the unborn, to protect against violence by illegal aliens, and to clarify the bill's meanings of "gender identity" and "sexual orientation." One of the...
  • Victory in Fight Against Hate Crimes!

    04/22/2009 10:19:54 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 28 replies · 1,586+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 22, 2009 | Dr. Gary L. Cass
    Victory! Because of your calls, the House Judiciary Committee has agreed to hold a hearing on hate crimes bill, H.R.1913! The original plan of the chair of the committee, Representative John Conyers, was to move this bill quietly out of the committee without a hearing, then on to the full House and get it passed with as little fan fare as possible. The hearing is scheduled for 10:15 AM Wednesday of this week. Call the judiciary committee members and tell them to vote NO on hate crimes. For a list see the link below. Nations where these kinds of "hate...
  • House Committee to Vote on Hate Crimes Bill

    04/20/2009 1:31:18 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 12 replies · 1,703+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | Fri, Apr. 17 2009 | Jennifer Riley
    The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will vote on a controversial legislation next week that seeks to add homosexual and transgender people to the list of classes federally protected from hate crimes. H.R. 1913, named the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Act of 2009, is expected to be passed by the committee next week and come to the House floor for a vote in the spring, announced Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the original co-sponsor of the bill and an openly gay member of Congress, on his website.