Prayer & Action Alert: Hate Crimes Amendment Sneaks into Senate Defense Reauthorization Bill
Breaking Christian News
July 2, 2007
Hate crimes laws are actually "thought crimes" laws that violate the right to freedom of speech and of conscience and subject individuals to scrutiny of their beliefs rather than focusing on a person's criminal actions.
Matt Staver/AH (July 13th, 2007)(Washington, DC)—Liberty Counsel's founder and chairman, Matt Staver, is alerting American citizens who value traditional morals to some underhanded action as the Hate Crimes Amendment was attached to the Senate Defense Reauthorization Bill, this week. The Hate Crimes measure was attached in hopes of slipping it through, and ultimately past a veto by President Bush.
On his website, Matt Staver explains the dangers of the amendment....
Hate crimes laws are actually "thought crimes" laws that violate the right to freedom of speech and of conscience and subject individuals to scrutiny of their beliefs rather than focusing on a person's criminal actions. Hate crimes laws will have a chilling effect on people who have moral or religious objections to homosexual behavior. Evidence of a person's beliefs will be used against any individuals who are even suspected of committing a crime.
Staver urges concerned citizens to contact their senators as soon as possible to express their opinion on the amendment.
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