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U.S. House Passes so-called "Hate Crimes" bill. Next stop: U.S. Senate  
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"Enshrines hate, bigotry, intolerance, and discrimination into federal law!"

On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a so-called "hate crimes" bill which adds "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."

The following statement was issued by the Christian Family Coalition:

"It is truly a sad day in America, when certain classes of people DEMAND to be treated differently based upon their claimed "sexual orientation" and/or "gender identity."  All Americans already enjoy equal protection under the law, it is called the 14th Amendment; however, homosexual extremists are not satisfied and are apparently attempting to trump the First Amendment by trying to censor our God-given free speech rights.  The only purpose of this bill is to lay the legal foundation and framework for investigating, prosecuting and persecuting pastors, business owners, and anyone else who objects to homosexuality, based on their faith and/or moral beliefs!  In fact, just last year, EVEN Congressman Arthur Davis (D-AL) admitted that under the legislation pastors could be ARRESTED for so-called hate crimes."

"Dangerous, homosexual extremists, who try to manipulate public opinion by playing the so-called victims who need special legal protections, are truly the VICTIMIZERS who promote HATE, BIGOTRY, INTOLERANCE and DISCRIMINATION against anyone who dares to speak up against their agenda and shares an opinion different from theirs."

"If you don't believe me, just look at their latest high-profile victims: The Boy Scouts of America, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and now Carrie Prejean, better known as Miss California."

"However, just as Miss California has not apologized, we must not and will not apologize for our values or our beliefs, for when one group of Americans (Christians, conservatives, constitutionalists) have their rights threatened, then we ALL have our rights threatened.  When and where will it stop?  When will it end?

"Please join us in continuing to speak TRUTH to POWER unashamedly, for just as Rosa Parks courageously exposed the social injustices of her day and turned the heart of a nation against unjust racial discrimination, so must we turn the heart of a nation and speak with courage and moral clarity against modern-day Jim Crow laws that would relegate us to the back of the bus and second-class citizenship; no matter the consequences, for this is the only way we will continue to remain a free people."

"Remember:  CENSORSHIP is UN-AMERICAN!" 

How your Florida Congressional Representative voted on so-called "Hate Crimes" legislation!

Nearly half of Florida House Delegation votes against so-called "hate crimes" bill!

ROLL CALL:

Florida House Delegation

Rep. Jeff Miller (R FL-1)
Rep. Jeff Miller (R FL-1)    NO
Rep. Allen Boyd Jr. (D FL-2)
Rep. Allen Boyd Jr. (D FL-2)    YES
Rep. Corrine Brown (D FL-3)
Rep. Corrine Brown (D FL-3)    YES
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R FL-4)
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R FL-4)    NO
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R FL-5)
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R FL-5)    NO
Rep. Clifford B. Stearns (R FL-6)
Rep. Clifford B. Stearns (R FL-6)    NO
Rep. John L. Mica (R FL-7)
Rep. John L. Mica (R FL-7)     NO  
Rep. Alan Grayson (D FL-8)
Rep. Alan Grayson (D FL-8)    YES
Rep. Gus  Bilirakis (R FL-9)
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R FL-9)     NO  
Rep. C. W. Bill Young (R FL-10)
Rep. C. W. Bill Young (R FL-10)    NO   
Rep. Kathy  Castor (D FL-11)
Rep. Kathy Castor (D FL-11)    YES
Rep. Adam H. Putnam (R FL-12)
Rep. Adam H. Putnam (R FL-12)    NO
Rep. Vern  Buchanan (R FL-13)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R FL-13)    NO
Rep. Connie Mack (R FL-14)
Rep. Connie Mack (R FL-14)    NO
Rep. Bill Posey (R FL-15)
Rep. Bill Posey (R FL-15)    NO
Rep. Tom Rooney (R FL-16)
Rep. Tom Rooney (R FL-16)    NO
Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D FL-17)
Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D FL-17)    YES
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R FL-18)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R FL-18)    YES
Rep. Robert Wexler (D FL-19)
Rep. Robert Wexler (D FL-19)    YES
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D FL-20)
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D FL-20)    YES
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R FL-21)
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R FL-21)    YES
Rep. Ron  Klein (D FL-22)
Rep. Ron Klein (D FL-22)    YES
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D FL-23)
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D FL-23)    YES
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D FL-24)
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D FL-24)    YES
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R FL-25)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R FL-25)    YES
 
Category: Legislation
Tags: Hate Crimes Homosexual Sexual Orientation Gender Identity