Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Well it is back, the Hate Crimes bill. The one that would classify gender and sexual orientation as specially protected classes of people under federal law. The one that turns people in law enforcement into thought police. The one that will eventually land people in jail for using biblical terms to describe things like homosexuality. While the bill being back is not surprising, the vehicle it comes in is a little surprising, though not terribly, considering the source.

None other than Sen. Ted Kennedy proposed as an amendment to a defense spending bill, a maneuver opponents are calling "shameless" and "manipulative." They call it that because it is. The Senator has tagged a defense bill he knows the President not only wants but needs. Knowing that either the defense bill will be killed which he likes, or the Hate Crimes Bill will pass, which he loves. While this is probably not the first time a move like that has happened in politics, it is a shameful one, considering the fact that we are in a war. Our troops are in the field, in need of this Defense Bill passing and this Senator has chosen to play politics with their lives.

As far as the Hate Crimes Bill, there is ample evidence that this is the direction of our nation already. Here are a few examples of things that have happened recently that might surprise you, from the wires;

Madison, Wisconsin. David Ott, a former homosexual, was arrested for a "hate crime" for sharing his testimony with a homosexual at a gas station. He faced a $10,000 fine and one year behind bars. Seven thousand dollars in legal fees later, [he] was ordered to attend re-education classes at the University of Wisconsin conducted by a lesbian.

St. Petersburg, Florida. Five Christians including two pastors were arrested at a homosexual rally for stepping onto the public sidewalk instead staying caged in their officially designated "free speech zone."

"Elmira, New York. The Elmira police arrested seven Christians for praying in a public park where a homosexual festival was getting started.

Crystal Lake, Illinois. Two 16 year old girls are facing felony "hate crime" charges for the content of their flyer's.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arlene Elshinnawy, a 75-year-old grandmother of three, and Linda Beckman, a 70-year-old grandmother of 10 (along with nine others), were arrested for sharing their faith on the public sidewalk."

You can hear the testimony of the grandmothers at http://www.stophatecrimesnow.com/.

As Senator Kennedy and others seek to covertly sneak this bill through, it is up to the people of America to keep watch and stay informed, as the day could be coming where even that will be deemed illegal!

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pastor tom