For younger readers, please ask your parent's advice before reading this post.
This morning, my dad sent me an e-mail containing the following. We live in urgent times and this is a VERY urgent subject. I beg you to read this AND TAKE ACTION!!!
Dear friends who live in the
(Please feel free to circulate this correspondence widely and rapidly)
This is a matter of great urgency. Please take a moment to contact your representative in the U.S. House of Representatives and express your opposition to the homosexual “hate crimes” bill (H.R. 1913) that will likely be voted on sometime tomorrow (Wednesday). Call 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 or contact your representatives through www.congress.org.
Support for a “hate” bill that enshrines “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” into federal law (note that it is not yet so enshrined) does not mean merely that you oppose hateful, violent acts against persons who self-identify as homosexuals, transsexuals, and cross-dressers. Laws are already in place protecting persons who identify as homosexual or transgendered. They are the same laws that protect all of us from violent physical or verbal attacks.
Support for such a bill means, in effect, that you are in favor of the federal government taking an official, legal stance that opposition to homosexual practice and transgenderism of any sort is hatred and bigotry akin to virulent racism and liable to state prosecution. Any statement against such homosexual practice or transgenderism could be prosecuted as an “incitement” or “inducement” of others to violence, no matter how loving and rational that expression of opposition may be.
A “sexual orientation hate” crime bill does virtually all its damage in establishing “sexual orientation” as a category of being that is worth the federal government’s vigorous special protection. A person who has a problem with the behavior arising from homosexual “orientation” will be legally established as a “bigot,” even if he or she does not commit a violent crime. That status becomes codified in law. Your opposition to homosexual practice, no matter how loving and rational, puts you in the category of a virulent racist who regards African Americans as morally inferior beings.
In establishing an official “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” protection category, “sexual orientation” hate laws make inevitable, so-called “employment nondiscrimination acts” for “sexual orientation” that turn out to be “employment discrimination acts” against people in the workplace who do not want to support a homosexualist agenda. Together they make inevitable the passage of legislation that mandates acceptance of “gay marriage.” It is not possible to be for a “sexual orientation thought-crime” bill and not also be for the enforcement of “gay marriage” because the former leads inevitably to the latter. That is how the courts in
Look at how far things have already gone in
Can’t happen in the
This past year an African-American woman Crystal Dixon was removed from her position as associate vice president for human resources at the
Rolf Szabo, Richard Peterson, Kenneth Gee, Annie Coffey-Montes, and Albert Buonanno were all fired from their corporate or government jobs in the
A Christian ministry in
Need more examples of this juggernaut of intolerance? Go to my online postings at http://www.robgagnon.net/AlleghenyCountyHomosexualBill.htm or http://www.robgagnon.net/ObamaWarOnChristians.htm.
I commend to you also an analysis by law professor Shawn Akers posted at http://americansfortruth.com/news/analysis-of-2009-hate-crimes-bill-hr-1913.html. As Akers notes,
“This bill will certainly be construed in light of existing federal law including specifically United States Code Title 18, Section 2, that says that : “Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.” (emphasis added). This is the feared immediate nexus between the speech of a pastor or radio commentator and the actions of a deranged parishioner or listener. Proponents of the bill argue that it clearly, under its own language, applies only to acts of violence. This argument is misleading and naïve in that it implies that criminal liability would be available only for the person physically committing the violent act, while ignoring completely the likelihood that courts, especially ideologically driven, activist courts, will impose criminal liability on those deemed complicit in the violent act whether or not they physically contributed to the act….
“In other words, because penalties already exist for those who commit criminal acts, HR 1913 serves only to punish individuals for the beliefs, opinions, or convictions held at the time an act is committed. As such, HR 1913 does not punish criminal intent, but criminalizes thought….
“Tellingly, in the April 23, 2009 Judiciary Committee hearings on HR 1913, Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) said unequivocally that “We need to protect victims against hateful words, hateful acts and even violent acts.”
Please contact your representative in Congress now.
Author of : The Bible and Homosexual Practice : Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon Press).
This is the day in which we live. This is the time in which we live. As the days and months move on, it will become more and more difficult to be a Christian. This is where the rubber meets the road in Christianity. This is where we take our stand. This is where the battle is. Please, PLEASE send this on to EVERYONE you know. It is going to be voted on sometime today. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SEND THIS ON! POST IT ON YOUR BLOG! DO ANYTHING! Just get it out there and get it circulating as soon as you can. We have called our representative and she is voting against it, thank the LORD!!! Please please please get this around to anyone you know. If this is passed, many other things MUCH WORSE than this are BOUND to come. These people will protect sexual perverts, but they won't protect THE UNBORN! This, my friends, is a judgment from God, and He has cursed this nation. Look at History: what does this sound like? Sodom and Gomorrah, perhaps? Let your parents know and call your representative NOW! It WILL be passed sometime this day. Things like this are a progression: first it was black rites, then women's rites, animal rites, children's rites...and now sodomite's rites. But, wait, where are the unborn's rites? What about the Christian's rites???
TAKE ACTION NOW! THIS IS A HUGE DEAL....TAKE ACTION! STAND YOUR GROUND! THIS IS THE TIME TO STAND AND FIGHT! GOD BE WITH YOU IN THIS WAR!!!!!!!
In Christ ALONE,