Call Texas Senators and Urge them to Oppose Hate Crimes Bill

From freemarket.org.

“The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon after the July 2-6 recess on a Hate Crimes bill that could chill citizens and churches from speaking their moral or religious beliefs on homosexuality.  S. 1105, the companion of House bill H.R. 1512, is a thought crimes bill that would treat victims of crimes differently based upon whether they are in a special class.  Those accused of a ‘Hate Crime’ would be judged on their biases and beliefs, possibly leading to federal investigations of churches and individuals associated with the accused.  We have reported to you on unbelievable incidents already taking place, such as the example of Philadelphia citizens arrested for holding Bible verse signs countering homosexuality.  Texas Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison need to hear your opposition to the bill, while there is still time to make a difference.  Sen. Cornyn is clearly opposed, and Sen. Hutchison has expressed she is undecided.   

ACTION: CLICK HERE to call your Senators and protect free speech and religious freedom. “

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2 Responses to Call Texas Senators and Urge them to Oppose Hate Crimes Bill

  1. gantier says:

    This is a complete exaggeration. The bill does not criminalize thought. The author of the post uses words such as “possibly” and “unbelievable” to create an impression of something that just isn’t true. Only those who wish to persecute would consider it persecution when someone wishes to prevent them from persecuting. I repeat- this bill does not criminalize thought. Too often religious conservatives use gay people as a scapegoat to whip up anger and hysteria, often as fund-raising tools. Real Christians don’t forget that Christ sat with those who were rejected by the Pharisees. Today’s Pharisees would do well to read the words of the Lord.

  2. Chris says:

    Gantier,
    Thank you for the comment.
    There is absolutely no doubt that this bill is a threat to citizens and churches who speak their moral or religious beliefs on homosexuality. There is already evidence of this. See the previous post on this from the American Family Association. You can argue the nuances of this bill and the companion bill but there is no doubt they are a danger to us.
    Of course you are an atheist so you would like this legislation to pass so you are arguing for it.
    We are not for persecuting anyone. We simply want to be able to share the Truth of the Bible without the possibility of going to jail.
    We are not trying to use gay people as a scapegoat to whip up anger and hysteria. The Bible states that homosexuality is a sin but we are all sinners. We all need God’s forgiveness. We are only forgiven through Jesus’ atonement for our sin through his sacrificial death and resurrection.
    I am curious as to your background if you are willing to share? Thank you again for your comment.

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