Friday, May 01, 2009

If I stand up for Tradtional Marriage I might be tried for a Hate Crime

The Hate Crime legislation has passed the House and the companion bill is in the Senate:
By a 249-to-175 vote, the House passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act today. Among other things, the bill would add gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the list of protected categories under federal hate crimes law. A companion bill, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, has already been introduced in the Senate.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer claims the legislation "does not affect free speech or punish beliefs or thoughts. It only seeks to punish violent acts."

However, what if a Pastor or Pro-Marriage group speaks against Gay Marriage and Homosexual behavior?

Under the hate crimes bill, Lafferty contends a pastor who delivers a sermon denouncing homosexuality or transgenderism could potentially be prosecuted for hate speech.

This bill will constitute hate speech when one feels they are offended by it. What about those who think it is hate when they are called a bigot because they are religious, believe in God and believe Marriage is between One Man and One Woman? The Gay community has shown lots of hate toward the Prop. 8 supporters. Many Prop. 8 supporters have been threatened while going to worship at Church. Many Prop. 8 supporters homes were vandalized for having signs in their yards and their signs stolen. All because they wanted to show their First Amendment rights.

This law is wrong because it states a behavior as a right. (The change of your sex, having sex with who you want, and sexual orientation* are behaviors.) Your rights are violated when you are denied your right to free speech, right to vote, right to work, right to attend school, and church etc. Never has a behavior been a right. I don't get away with a robbing a bank because I felt I wanted to just go and do it. Stealing is a Behavior. I chose to do it or not to do it. And its not a right.

UPDATE: What is sexual Orientation? Answer Here:
What is sexual orientation?

Sexual orientation refers to an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions to men, women, or both sexes. Sexual orientation also refers to a person’s sense of identity based on those attractions, related behaviors, and membership in a community of others who share those attractions. Research over several decades has demonstrated that sexual orientation ranges along a continuum, from exclusive attraction to the other sex to exclusive attraction to the same sex. However, sexual orientation is usually discussed in terms of three categories: heterosexual (having emotional, romantic, or sexual attractions to members of the other sex), gay/lesbian (having emotional, romantic, or sexual attractions to members of one’s own sex), and bisexual (having emotional, romantic, or sexual attractions to both men and women). This range of behaviors and attractions has been described in various cultures and nations throughout the world. Many cultures use identity labels to describe people who express these attractions. In the United States the most frequent labels are lesbians (women attracted to women), gay men (men attracted to men), and bisexual people (men or women attracted to both sexes). However, some people may use different labels or none at all.

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