House Judiciary to Examine Homosexual Hate Crimes Bill

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Kathleen Gilbert
April 17, 2009

This bill is of grave concern for every believer in Jesus Christ regardless of Church or Denomination.†† The impact of this will be to legally define bible passages against homosexuality and lesbianism as HATE SPEECH.The passage of this bill will cause just like in Canada and the UK and the EU will make it illegal for Christians and parents to preach or teach that Homosexuality is sinful, corrupt, perverse, evil and will be judged severely by the wrath of God for those who engage in such immoral behavior and such a fetid lifestyle, for those who support such immorality by legislation, by judicial decree, by voting in support of Homosexuality Lesbianism, same sex marriage, and handing over innocent children for adoption to be corrupted by such perversion.

In England a young woman was a drug addict and she lost custody of her 6 year old daughter, the British Child Protective Services Agency declared the womanís parents too old (In their 50ís) and turned this womanís daughter over to a homosexual couple. When the grandfather complained that this was immoral he was told if he was ever to say anything against homosexuality to his grand daughter or the agency he and his wife would NEVER have any visitation rights to see their grandchild again.In the article the grandparents were horrified by Child Services decision to do such evil in a Anglican church going family. As well as being utterly terrified of not being able to speak a word edgewise in for the nurturing and protection of their grand daughter.

We have made mention of the curses of Deuteronomy in conjunction with what is going on in the US the UK and the EU.One of the curses is in regard to seeing your children taken away from you and being raised by the ungodly.

It is a great curse when the people of God are put under the hand of Homosexuals, Lesbians, Atheists, and Islamists to have rule over them.This has happened in Canada, England, and the EU.And with another bill rammed through the US House and Senate, President Obama is waiting with his pen ready to sign this Hate Crimes Legislation to make it the law of the land, as a payback for the support of the Gay lobby that helped him get elected as President.

If there has ever been something to pray about for Godís intervention, that it be stopped, that it be sidelined, that it be defeated this is the bill.Nothing could be more devastating to the church and conservatives in this nation that to be put under the heel of Homosexuals and Lesbians.There is no greater example in this country to demonstrate the intent of Homosexuals and Lesbians than the hatred, anger, and terrorist tactics they used on those who supported proposition 8 and voted against allowing gay and lesbian marriage in California.

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, and contact your senator, your representative in the house by phone by email and by letter. And go out and speak to others regardless of church or denomination to see to it that they engage themselves in seeing that this is stopped with you.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - U.S. Representative Barney Frank announced Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee will be considering hate crimes legislation, H.R. 1913, this coming week of April 20. Frank is expecting the committee to pass the bill and send it to the House to vote on later this spring, according to a news release issued by Rep. Frank last week.

H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, would add sexual orientation to the list of categories covered under federal hate crime law and would expand federal power to investigate hate crimes.  The bill was first introduced into the House on April 2 by U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D - Mich.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

"The law already increases penalties for crimes motivated by hatred in several categories, so the absence of protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people is particularly egregious," commented Frank in his release. 

President Obama has expressed eagerness to place sexual orientation discrimination on a par with that of religion and race, and pledged his support for the earlier incarnation of the bill.

Identical to the Matthew Shepard Act of 2007, H.R. 1913 has alarmed conservatives on Capitol Hill and across the country who are decrying the outcome of similar laws in countries such as Canada and England, where it has hamstrung free expression of fundamental moral and Christian values.

The Family Research Council (FRC) is promoting a petition against the bill (http://www.fighthatecrimes.com/).

"What 'hate crimes' legislation does is lay the legal foundation and framework for investigating, prosecuting and persecuting pastors, business owners, and anyone else whose actions reflect their faith," wrote Tony Perkins, president of the FRC, in an email to constituents.  Perkins noted that, in a similar hearing last Congress, Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) admitted that pastors could be arrested for hate crimes under the legislation.

"All freedom loving Americans must voice their opposition to this bill," said Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "If this bill passes it lays the foundation for censoring Christians.

"In other countries, like in Canada and Sweden, where these types of hate crime laws have been implemented, pastors and Christians have been jailed and fined for their faithful adherence to the biblical values."

In one particularly famous case, in 2007 Canada's Alberta Human Rights Commission fined a Christian pastor several thousand dollars and ordered him to apologize and desist from ever again expressing his views on homosexuality in any public forum, after he publicly questioned the homosexual lifestyle and political agenda. The Commission ruled that a letter-to-the-editor by the pastor that was published in a local newspaper exposed homosexuals to "hatred and contempt." The Commission also said that the letter may have contributed to a later beating of a homosexual teenager in the pastor's area, despite the total absence of evidence linking the events.

A University of Calgary professor had filed the complaint against Pastor Stephen Boissoin for a letter he wrote to the editor of the Red Deer Advocate, in which he called the homosexual lifestyle immoral and dangerous, and challenged the encroachment of homosexualist curricula in schools throughout the province.

There have been numerous other similar cases that have taken place in Canada and the U.K.

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Alberta Pastor Fined $7000 and Ordered to Publicly Apologize and Remain Silent on Homosexuality
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jun/08060902.html

CWA Claims Fake "Hate Crimes" Being Used to Force Legislation through Congress
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/apr/07041107.html

Judge drops 'Hate Crimes' Charge against 'Philly 5' for Preaching at Gay Festival
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/feb/05021808.html

ABC 20/20 Report Says Matthew Shepard Killed During Robbery Not Anti-Gay Hate Crime
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/nov/04111208.html