Facts - What Homosexuals Hate

Update, April 30, 2009 - As much damage as this administration did in 99 days, Congress packed plenty of punch into its 100th day as the House helped the President check "hate crimes" legislation off the wish list.

By a 249-175 vote, the liberal leadership delivered on its promise to create special protections for people based on their sexual behavior, gender identity, or disabilities. In addition to whom the bill would protect, it also adjusts where the victims are eligible for protection. In its current form, H.R. 1913 would overturn a prior rule that the victim of a hate crime had to be attacked while they were "engaged in a federally protected activity."

Under the new language, Washington can intervene in just about any local or state crime. Because the bill doesn't define the term "sexual orientation," some fear that pedophiles and practitioners of other bizarre sexual fetishes would try to claim protection under it. Democrats refused to amend the bill to explicitly exclude such "orientations."

If convicted, any American found guilty of a hate crime would face punishment above and beyond the original offense.

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) tried to point out the ridiculousness of this caste system on the House floor yesterday. To the disgust of the homosexual crowd, she even took on the bill's "martyr," Matthew Shepard, whom the Left holds up as an example of why federal hate crimes legislation is necessary. "The hate crimes bill that's called the Matthew Shepard Bill is named after a very unfortunate incident that happened where a young man was killed, but we now know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn't because he was gay..."

Rep. Foxx was referring to statements made to ABC's 20/20 by the local authorities, who investigated the crime and stated that Shepard's death was actually the result of his drug use--not his homosexuality.

Since yesterday, Foxx has been publicly skewered for her comments, largely by homosexuals who want desperately to bury the truth about that crime so that Shepard's story can be used to galvanize support for their push to silence dissent from their agenda.

The Left certainly has a right to their "feelings" but they don't have a right to their own "facts". Foxx and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), deserve credit for their opposition to H.R. 1913 during yesterday's debate.

To see how your representative voted, click here. Also, stop by www.fighthatecrimes.com to sign our petition and to watch the video on where this type of legislation will lead, "Censoring the Church and Silencing Christians."

For further information on marriage, family and/or hate crimes, please visit www.thewordout.net.