Friday, June 26, 2009

S. 909 (Matthew Shepherd Act/Hate Crimes Legislation)

While I realize this doesn't have anything to do with modesty, I consider it important enough that it needs to be posted.

S. 909 is currently being debated by the Senate Judiciary Committee, having already passed in the House. I would strongly recommend calling our representatives and urging them to vote against this bill. If this passes, it could lead to prosecution of Christians. The bill is named for Matthew Shepherd, a young man who was killed in Kansas. He was a homosexual, and was murdered because of it. His murderers were apprehended, and each of them were sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, which is the maximum sentence for Kansas. Kansas does not have a "hate crimes" law, and yet the killers were still sentenced to the maximum penalty. However, the liberal media continues to portray it as though they were let off with a slap on the wrist, and S. 909 is needed to stop this. They also claim that there are huge numbers of homosexuals fleeing their homes and crossing state lines to escape persecution. If S. 909 is passed, it will give stronger sentences to criminals who kill homosexuals than criminals who kill someone else. It would also open the door to fining and/or arresting pastors or anyone else who condemns homosexuality as a sin.


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