Donald Wildmon lies again
The head of the American Family Association has a nose that is growing by the second. In another fundraising appeal bleating about hate crimes legislation, he continues the “victim” routine, conjuring images of cops bumrushing a sermon and handcuffing worshippers.
A bill in Congress makes it a crime for pastors and churches to speak against homosexuality
Message to pastors and other Christians: Just keep your mouth shut
If pastors and other Christians don?t aggressively oppose a bill now in Congress, in the near future they will be subject to huge fines and prison terms if they say anything negative about homosexuality.
The proposed law would make it a crime to preach on Romans Chapter 1 or I Corinthians Chapter 6. Or even to discuss them in a Sunday School class. If churches and individuals want to keep the government from telling them what they can and cannot preach and teach about homosexuality, they better get involved now!
House bill H.R. 1592 and Senate bill S. 1105 would make negative statements concerning homosexuality, such as calling the practice of homosexuality a sin from the pulpit, a “hate crime” punishable by law. This dangerous legislation would take away your freedom of speech and your freedom of religion. Consider what has already happened:
* A California lawsuit which is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court would make the use of the words “natural family,” “marriage” and “union of a man and a woman” a “hate speech” crime in government workplaces. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has already ruled in favor of the plaintiffs!
* CNN and The Washington Post both reported that General Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was fired because he publicly expressed moral opposition to homosexual behavior.
Hate crimes legislation doesn’t place a bullseye on constitutionally protected speech or worship. The measure adds gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to existing legislation, and allows 1) the federal government to assist in the investigation of bias-motivated attacks, 2) gives additional funds and resources to state and local agencies to help investigate and prosecute the crime, and 3) enables the feds the latitude to intervene when state or local and authorities fail to prosecute.
Nowhere does it say authorities are going to bust into a church on a Sunday and grab a pastor preaching Leviticus and throw him in the can. But the sheeple need scare tactics to open their wallets for Don and Tim’s Tupelo, MS religion-based bigotry operation.