I knew the name Lou Sheldon looked familiar. When I saw his name in my inbox, I had that oogy feeling in the pit of my stomach that said he was one of the guys who send out emails like this one:
Pro-Homosexual/Drag Queen Hate Crimes Bill Will Move Quickly!
Begins to Lay the Legal Framework Whereby Bible-believing Pastors,
Business Owners and Individuals can be Persecuted and Prosecuted.
It is vital that Bible-believing people immediately contact their U.S. Representative and Two (2) U.S. Senators.
We must defeat H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, by Congressman John
Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, who is Judiciary Committee Chairman! Also, it is expected that Senator Ted
Kennedy, Democrat from Massachusetts, will soon introduce similar legislation in the U.S. Senate.
Without your action, this anti -Christian legislation will pass -- under the guise of hate-crime prevention -- and accomplish
the following homosexual goals:
Silence the Bible-believing Churches, Pastors and Christians
Criminalize so-called “hate speech,” – which is any speech that is critical of homosexuality or cross -dressing
behaviors. The suppression of free speech will be justified by the claim that such speech “incites” individuals to
commit violence against homosexuals, cross -dressers etc. Any remarks about homosexuality, such as reading
Bible passages, preaching on these passages, telling a person they can come out of the homosexual lifestyle, etc.
will be deemed critical remarks and will be ruled to be outside the bounds of First Amendment protections for
pastors, business owners and individuals.
Elevate homosexuality and cross -dressing behaviors such as drag queens, transsexualism, she -males, etc. to the
status of federally-protected minorities. These behaviors will be considered equal to race under the federal law.
Interfere with local law enforcement by elevating every alleged incident of “hate” against a homosexual or
cross-dresser into a federal crime.
Fund anti-Christian curriculum for children K-12, through the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to
promote homosexuality and cross -dressing as normal behaviors.
The passage of H.R. 1592 will be a serious threat to free speech and freedom of religion. This so -called Hate Crimes Bill
begins to lay the legal framework to persecute and prosecute those who refuse, for moral and religious reasons,
to agree or teach their children tha t homosexuality, transgender, cross-dressing etc is normal and desirable.
Ultimately, a pastor’s sermon concerning homosexuality could be considered an incitement to violence and punished with
a fine or prison.
This has already occurred in Sweden, Canada, and England and efforts are underway in Brazil to punish any person who
speaks out against homosexuality.
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IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED
Send an urgent email to your U.S. Representative and 2 Senators – http://www.traditionalvalues.org/hc /
For more information on Hate Crimes go to – http://www.traditionalvalues.org
DISTRIBUTE TO YOUR CHURCH AND 10 FRIENDS.
As a Bible-believing pastor, I certainly don't want to be prosecuted for any sermons I preach about homosexuality. I'm sure there was a time when the stuff I preach about homosexuality (you know "love your neighbor," stuff like that) would have been highly inflammatory.
Who knew that a hate crimes bill was really an underhanded attempt to target "Bible-believing pastors, business owners and individuals" and to create anti-Christian policies? We'd better all contact our two (2) senators today!
I do think they should change the name of the bill. The "Pro-homosexual/Drag Queen Hate Crimes Bill" will never pass.