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Hate Crimes – Pedophiles Yes, Grandmas No

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If H.R. 1913 becomes law, the protections perceived will not be the protections in reality.  

Due to an ambiguity in the meaning of the phases “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” pedophiles may be granted protection, but grandmas and veterans won’t.  In other words, if the same crime is perpetrated on a pedophile, grandma, and veteran, the criminal victimizing the pedophile will receive harsher penalties than that for his crimes against the grandma and veteran.  

The crime remains the same.  The status of the victim is the only difference.  All violent crimes deserve equal justice.  There should never be second class victims.

Jan LaRue, writing on the American Thinker, quotes from Catholic League president Bill Donohue: 

“The House of Representatives will vote this week, possibly tomorrow, on a hate crimes bill championed by gay groups that includes pedophiles under the rubric of sexual orientation. This is the ultimate confession: liberal Democrats think of pedophiles as indistinguishable from homosexuals.

“When this subject came up last week in the House Judiciary Committee, an amendment to the hate crimes bill that would have excluded pedophilia from the definition of sexual orientation was defeated by Democrats along party lines, 13-10. This was considered good news by gay organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, left-wing groups like the ACLU and various Jewish groups like the ADL.

“The debate is over: for liberals, child molesters should be given the same rights as homosexuals. Moreover, they should be given more rights than pregnant women and veterans; the latter two categories were explicitly denied coverage under the hate crimes bill. Even worse, an amendment that would bar prosecution based in whole or in part on religious beliefs quoted from the Bible, the Tanakh (Judaism’s sacred book) or the Koran was defeated by Democrats along party lines, 11-8. In other words, religious speech may be denied First Amendment protection.

via American Thinker Blog: Protecting pedophiles.


Written by Jeremy Dys

April 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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