U.S. Senate sneaks in vote to pass Hate Crimes amendment

To move forward on President Obama’s wishes to make homosexuals a protected class under federal law, the U.S. Senate overnight Thursday attached the Hate Crimes bill to a Defense Authorization bill started to beef up the military.  The vote was brought to the floor of the Senate after most Americans went to bed on Thursday, July 16.  The bill was passed 63-28 with all 28 votes against it coming from Republicans.U.S. Capitol dome

When Atty. General Eric Holder testified before the Senate in June to urge the passage of the bill, he was asked by Republican Senator Jeff Sessions about a hypothetical situation that if a minister quotes what the Bible says about homosexuality in a sermon and is then physically attacked by a gay activist for the biblical quote, will the minister be protected?  Holder’s reply was, “Well, the statute would not – would not necessarily cover that.  We’re talking about crimes that have a historic basis. Groups who have been targeted for violence as a result of the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, that is what this statute tends – is designed to cover. We don’t have the indication that the attack was motivated by a person’s desire to strike at somebody who was in one of these protected groups. That would not be covered by the statute.”  So, Christians who preach against the sin of homosexuality would not be protected.

However, according to WorldNetDaily.com, an amendment to the bill added by Republican Senator Sam Brownback was agreed to by a vote of 78-13 that such hate crimes laws will not be applied in a manner that infringes on the First Amendment.  According to the Liberty Counsel, an organization fighting for the preservation of religious freedoms, “Language designed to protect speech and religion notwithstanding, the hate crimes amendment discriminates against some classes of crime victims and gives special rights based on ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity,’ including sexual fetishes and philias,” which would include pedophilia.

The ultimate purpose, as we will see in the future should our liberal President sign it into law, will be to persecute and silence Christians whenever possible.  All one has to do is look at how such measures have been used on liberal college campuses, in cities like Philadelphia, and in countries like Canada and England to know that such laws are used against Bible-believing Christians by those who hate them–namely gay rights activists.  In anticipation of such impending persecution, it’s high time for believers to pray fervently to God for his protection and then beef up the legal defense funds of churches and parachurch organizations.  We may be entering an era as in ancient Rome when we will have to fight for our very lives and livelihoods.  I also find it suspicious that most news outlets have downplayed the passage of the bill, if they bother to mention it at all.

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  1. “Hate Bill” Favoritism

    If “hate bill”-obsessed Congress can’t protect Christians from “gays” as much as it wants to protect “gays” from Christians, will Congress be surprised if it can’t protect itself from most everyone? If “hate bills” are forced on captive Americans, they’ll still find ways to sneakily continue to “plant” Biblical messages everywhere. By doing so they’ll hasten God’s judgment on their oppressors as revealed in Proverbs 19:1. (See related web items including “David Letterman’s Hate, Etc.,” “Separation of Raunch and State,” “Michael the Narc-Angel,” and “Bible Verses Obama Avoids.”) Since Congress can’t seem to legislate “morality,” it’s making up for it by legislating “immorality”!

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  2. This whole “hate crimes bill” reminds me of the passage in Acts where Stephen, one of the first deacons in the early church, was deliberately being misquoted and essentially called a hate-criminal by the Jewish ruling council as it says in Acts 6:11: “Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, ‘We have heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God.'”

    This is the archetypical way to silence the “opposition”, to distort or paint with a broad brush what is actually being said or presented.

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  3. You’re right, Bret. It may only be a matter of a few years where the powers that be will even go as far as trying to put us to death for our beliefs, like they did to Stephen. Jesus even said, “yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service,” [John 16:2]. Those who hate Christians and have a blatant disregard for the lives of people who don’t agree with their sins will be the ones calling themselves followers of God.

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