Friday, October 09, 2009

Congress Passes Pedophile Protection Act

Happy Pastor Appreciation Month! A wonderful present was given to our pastors yesterday as Congress passed legislation that will criminalize particular thoughts. If passed into law, it will be illegal to have a thought that any sexual orientation is wrong. It will be a federal offense to preach against any sexual orientation.

If signed into law, it will give pedophiles, voyeurs, and exhibitionists special protections, which is why the bill has correctly been called "The Pedophile Protection Act." In fact, during consideration of H.R. 1913, the Democrats made clear the intent not to define sexual orientation at all. In fact, they voted down (on party lines) an amendment offered by Rep. King to exclude pedophilia (sexual orientation toward a child) as a sexual orientation covered by the bill.

It's amazing that they are making up this "crisis." According to FBI data (Crime in the United States, 2006, and Hate Crime Statistics, 2006), anti-homosexual "hate crimes" account for a miniscule fraction of total crimes in the United States:
  • None of the recorded 17,034 murders that occurred in 2006 (0 percent) occurred as a result of "bias motivation" because of the sexual orientation of the victim.
  • None of the recorded 92,455 forcible rapes that occurred in 2006 (0 percent) were reported as being a result of bias motivation because of the victim's sexual orientation.
  • Of the recorded 860,853 aggravated assaults in 2006, 267 (.03 percent) were classified as bias motivation because of the victim's sexual orientation.
Also note that they attached this legislation to H.R. 2647, which is the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010" which will almost assuredly be passed. Yes, the purveyors of pedophilia are quite shrewd.

I have already contacted my Senators to vote against this bill will continue to pray that it does not become law. I urge my friends and all Christians to take action: Contact your Senators and please pray for our pastors.

  1. MCCAUL: Democrats Exploit Troops as Cover to Pass Hate Crimes Legislation
  2. Conference Report for H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010
  3. 'Hate Crime' Laws: A Phony "Crisis" Intended To Suppress Free Speech - FRC
  4. Tell Congress to vote 'No!' on 'thought crimes' bill - AFA

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