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ADF to U.S. Senate: Don’t Pass Hate Crimes

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Our friends at the Alliance Defense Fund have written a very compelling letter to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C.  We concur.  If you’re curious what all the fuss is about, I encourage you to review their entire letter as well:

Alliance Defense Fund attorneys warn that the U.S. Senate should not pass H.R. 1913, the so-called ‘hate crimes’ bill.  If it becomes law, ADF attorneys say the bill could severely impede Americans’ constitutional rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression while creating additional legal protections for those engaged in homosexual behavior that are not available to everyone else.

“All violent crimes are hate crimes, and all crime victims deserve equal justice,” said ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot.  “So-called ‘hate crime’ laws actually serve only one purpose:  The criminalization of citizens based on whatever thoughts, beliefs, and emotions they have that are not considered to be ‘politically correct.’  No one should fall for the idea that this bill does anything to bring about greater justice for Americans.”

ADF attorneys delivered a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 22 urging it to reject the bill, then numbered 1391.

via ADF: ADF: U.S. Senate should not pass ‘hate crimes’ bill – Alliance Defense Fund – Defending Our First Liberty .


Written by Jeremy Dys

May 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Posted in Religious Freedom

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