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  • Obama: ‘Future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

    09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 333 replies
    Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Twitchy headline says it all.Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says: "The future...
  • Obama signs 'hate-crimes' bill into law

    10/28/2009 7:59:46 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 51 replies · 2,215+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 29, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A "hate crimes" bill opponents claim will be used to crack down on Christian speech, even the reading of the Bible, was signed into law today by President Obama. The Senate approved the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act by a vote of 68-29 on Oct. 22 after Democrats strategically attached it to a "must-pass" $680 billion defense appropriations plan. Most Republicans, although normally strong supporters of the U.S. military, opposed the bill because it hands out federal money to states and local governments in pursuit of "preventing" hate crimes. The bill creates federal protections and...
  • Unconstitutional Legislation Threatens Freedoms

    05/09/2007 10:42:47 AM PDT · by agrandis · 9 replies · 426+ views ^ | May 9, 2007 | Ron Paul
    Unconstitutional Legislation Threatens Freedoms by Ron Paul Last week, the House of Representatives acted with disdain for the Constitution and individual liberty by passing HR 1592, a bill creating new federal programs to combat so-called “hate crimes.” The legislation defines a hate crime as an act of violence committed against an individual because of the victim’s race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Federal hate crime laws violate the Tenth Amendment’s limitations on federal power. Hate crime laws may also violate the First Amendment guaranteed freedom of speech and religion by criminalizing speech federal bureaucrats define...
  • [Ohio's] Petro Opposes Gay-Marriage Ban Amendment [Another Reason to Support Blackwell for Gov]

    09/27/2004 3:06:11 PM PDT · by Diago · 19 replies · 900+ views
    Petro Opposes Gay-Marriage Ban Amendment Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro becomes the first Republican state official to formally oppose Issue 1, saying he fears that the anti-gay marriage amendment will harm Ohio’s economy. As Ohio’s chief attorney, Petro shares the opinion that the amendment would prevent Cleveland Heights and public colleges from continuing to offer domestic-partner benefits. Ohio Auditor Betty Montgomery, meanwhile, supports the issue, while Gov. Bob Taft is undecided.
  • Sticker shock [muslim ss bumper stickers - liberal hate of hate against haters]

    01/31/2003 1:25:37 AM PST · by lavaroise · 20 replies · 2,256+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 31, 2003 | Al Kamen
    By Al Kamen Friday, January 31, 2003; Page A25 At the Conservative Political Action Conference, which featured Vice President Cheney as its opening luncheon speaker yesterday, one of the various exhibition booths hawking paraphernalia had some virulently anti-Muslim vinyl bumper stickers, for $3.95, including one that said: "No Muslims -- No Terrorism." rest of the article.
  • Expand hate-crimes law: Smith, Kennedy sponsor bill enlarging protections

    06/11/2002 3:30:08 PM PDT · by Glutton · 16 replies · 366+ views
    The Register Guard ^ | 11 June 02 | A Register Guard Editorial
    Expand hate-crimes law: Smith, Kennedy sponsor bill enlarging protections A Register-Guard Editorial    Recommend this story to others.   Cynics will no doubt accuse Sen. Gordon Smith of election-year opportunism for co-sponsoring, along with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., legislation that would expand the federal law on hate crimes to cover violence against gays and lesbians. They'll be wrong. It was more than two years ago after the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student, that Smith became one of a handful of congressional Republicans to champion an amendment adding violence motivated by gender, sexual orientation and disability...