Fundie: hate crimes legislation gets in the way of 'gay panic'
Look at this unhinged, hysterical comment from fundie Janet Folger of a ministry called Faith 2 Action, on what she sees as the future for manly but insecure men in bars if hate crimes legislation is passed (now that it has cleared the House and the companion bill, Senate Bill 1105 is next).
“Mike is standing at a football bar, or he’s standing at a restaurant, watching a game,” she posits; “Bruce comes out of the restroom, and he’s touching up his makeup. He’s a cross-dresser with red-nail polish and a five o’clock shadow. He comes out and hits on Mike. Maybe he puts his arm around him or maybe he brushes or puts his hand through his hair.”
The average man would “maybe want to push off such unwelcome advances,” Folger observes. However, she warns, “That, if you touch him, is a hate crime.
Oh, please. What she is saying is that she wants poor Mike to be able to take a beer bottle, pool cue or bar stool and beat the crap out of the “cross-dresser” until he’s stone cold dead to protect that ol’ threatened manhood. The lies just continue unabated from these alleged “Christians”, no matter how many times this legislation is explained — facts are irrelevant. These people are out of control.
Faith 2 Action will be mailing thousands of information packets to individual senators, urging them to vote against the bill and protect their constituents’ free speech. Each of the packets contains a mugshot, fingerprints, handcuffs, and a letter that reads “Don’t Make Me A Criminal.”
Christians must work to defeat this hate crimes bill, even though President Bush has indicated he will veto the legislation, the Faith 2 Action official asserts. “Laws already exist to punish crimes without setting up a victim hierarchy, as this bill would do, by making homosexual activists more protected than grandmothers, children, or pregnant women,” she says.
* Who is it OK to hate?