Tag Archives: hate crimes act

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann: Christians Are Living Under The “Tyranny” Of The Hate Crimes Act [VIDEO]

“It’s political correctness that rules the day. So when you’re part of a favored group, then you get special benefits that nobody else gets. That’s the very form of tyranny because when government supposedly gives something — government has nothing to give, they have to take it away from other people. So when they give it to that certain group, ...

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Gun Used In 2012 Shooting At FRC Office Goes On Display At Crime Museum

The gun used in the 2012 shooting at the Family Research Council’s headquarters has gone on display at Washington DC’s Crime Museum. Via World Net Daily: The yellowed “eyes” of the Volkswagen Beetle that serial killer Ted Bundy used to kidnap his victims still watch over a grisly display of crime artifacts: Unabomber letters. The noose from a Ku Klux ...

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President Obama Marks Fifth Anniversary Of Signing The Matthew Shepard Act

Via White House press release: Five years ago, I was proud to sign the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act into law – a law that strengthened the protections against crimes based on the color of our skin, the love in our hearts, the faith we practice, or the place of our birth. This law gave ...

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HomoQuotable – George Takei

“Matthew [Shepard’s] death brought about calls for stricter hate crime legislation. Under Wyoming and Federal law at the time, LGBT persons were not included within existing hate crime definitions. The battle to bring about this change was not easy. It took nearly 20 years of lobbying, votes, threats of vetoes, and partisan bickering before a Federal law included LGBT persons ...

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Appeals Court Upholds Hate Crimes Act,
It Does Not Restrict Religious Bigotry

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against three Michigan pastors who claimed that the federal Hate Crimes Act restricted their freedom to be bigoted douchebags. Ryan J. Reilly reports at Talking Points Memo: Opponents of the law argued the legislation outlawed “thought crimes” and was meant to “eradicate religious beliefs opposing the homosexual agenda.” The suit was first ...

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Ministers Sue Feds: Hate Crime Laws Oppress Our Religious Liberties

The Sixth Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is hearing the case of two Michigan ministers who say that hate crime laws oppress their freedom of speech and are unconstitutional. Joining the suit is Gary Glenn (left), the head of the American Family Association’s Michigan chapter. The suit, of course, is exploding with batshittery as hate crime laws only apply to ...

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HomoConQuotable – Christopher Barron

“Despite our name, GOProud is not a partisan organization; we do not hold ourselves out as an auxiliary of the Republican Party. We are not an organization seeking to ‘change’ the Republican Party into the party of Dede Scozzafava or Chris Shays. We are conservatives, committed to the conservative movement. We believe strongly that what matters are principles not partisanship. ...

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Christianists File Suit Against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Over Hate Crimes Act

According to World Net Daily, a group of Christian pastors and head of the Michigan chapter of the American Family Association have filed suit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, claiming that the recently passed hate crimes act violates their civil right to be hate-filled anti-gay bigots. Which, of course, it doesn’t. The complaint states Christians now can become the ...

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Oklahoma Legislator Wants Exemption To Hate Crimes Law In Order To End State’s Raging Corpse-Fucking Epidemic

Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell (R) plans to submit a bill that would authorize the state to opt out of the recently passed Matthew Shepard Act. Because it discriminates against the right to hate queers and would hinder the prosecution of corpse fuckers. SRSLY. “The federal government should not be creating a special class of people, and that is just ...

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Liars Tell More Lying Lies

The Christian Broadcast Network devoted the first few minutes of yesterday’s broadcast to the Power Rangers For Jeebus and their rally against hate crimes laws at the Department of Justice. Event organizer Gary Cass looks into the camera of a nationally broadcast show and flatly lies that reading the Bible is now outlawed in Canada. No shame, no shame at ...

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Christian Right Holds Massively Ignored Hate Rally At Department Of Justice

Today’s fearsome and Godly demonstration of “civil disobedience” held outside the Department of Justice by the Power Rangers For Jeebus was nothing but a same-old same-old boring little press conference attended by nobody else but its speakers and a handful of placard-holding gays. Wait, can there be a “press conference” if there’s no actual press? Fizzzzzle. Where were the promised ...

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Today: “Rally For Religious Freedom”

Pretty much every Christianist loon you’ve ever heard of will be outside the Department of Justice in Washington DC at 1:30pm today to protest the recently passed hate crimes act. Wild-eyed luminaries such as Matt Barber, Peter LaBarbera, Gary Cass, Bishop Harry Jackson and their coterie of crazies will be attempting to incite their own arrest by “preaching the Biblical ...

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Christian Clergy To Attempt To Incite Hate Crimes To Prove Religious Discrimination

World Net Daily reports that a group of Christian clergymen lead by Christian Anti-Defamation Commission head Gary Cass are planning a November 16th demonstration at the U.S. Capitol during which they intend to use inciting language in the hopes of being arrested for hate crimes, thereby proving the anti-Christian bias of the just-passed Matthew Shepard Act. “We’re basically going to ...

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GLAAD On Hate Crimes Act Passage

GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios talks about the passage of the hate crimes act and what may be coming next from the Obama administration.

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Pat Robertson Lies About Hate Crimes Act

Pat Robertson flat out lies to his audience on The 700 Club. Again. Via Crooks & Liars: His basis for opposing the law, however, is completely detached from reality. For instance, Robertson argues: Robertson: You know, there’s a law – what about a law that says it’s a federal crime to attack somebody because of his religious beliefs? Not a ...

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Obama Signs Hate Crimes Act

A significant and historic step in our journey was achieved today when President Obama signed the hate crimes act. The wingnuts are screaming their heads off, but the day is ours. At last.

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PhoboQuotable – Gary L. Cass

“In other nations, like Canada, where hate crime laws have been enacted, it is Christians, specifically conservative Christians who hold to the historic Christian faith and it’s values, that become the object of institutionalized, governmental hate. “Christians who dare to tell the truth about the social, moral, spiritual and health consequences of illicit homosexual acts are accused of hate speech ...

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Tomorrow: President Obama To Sign Hate Crimes Bill

On Wednesday, President Obama will sign the hate crimes bill into law in a White House ceremony as Matthew Shepard’s family looks on. I should have a link to the live stream of the event available here early in the day.

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Wingnuts Freaking Over Hate Crimes Act

Under the predictable headline Pedophile Protection Act Passes, Christianist news site WorldNetDaily is continuing to lie about the hate crimes act. Erik Stanley, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, told WND the move is alarming because “this would be the very first governmental and societal disapproval of a sincerely held religious belief, held by a majority of Americans, ...

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Matthew Shepard Act PASSES, On Way To President’s Desk

After years and years and years of work, tonight the Matthew Shepard Act passed its final congressional hurdle and at long last is on its way to President Obama’s desk for final approval. The Matthew Shepard Foundation rejoices: Today, the United States Senate took an historic step toward ensuring justice for the victims of hate crimes targeted for violence due ...

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