Tuesday, May 19, 2009

House Vote On Hate Crimes Bill

H.R. 1913

Brian Baird- Yes
Norman Dicks- Yes
Doc Hastings- No
Jay Inslee- Yes
Rick Larsen- Yes
James McDermott- Yes
Cathy Rodgers- No
Dave Reichert- Yes
Adam Smith- Yes

Please write your senators and ask them to vote NO!

"Alliance Defense Fund attorneys warn that the U.S. Senate should not pass H.R. 1913, the so-called ‘hate crimes’ bill. If it becomes law, ADF attorneys say the bill could severely impede Americans’ constitutional rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression while creating additional legal protections for those engaged in homosexual behavior that are not available to everyone else.“All violent crimes are hate crimes, and all crime victims deserve equal justice,” said ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot. “So-called ‘hate crime’ laws actually serve only one purpose: The criminalization of citizens based on whatever thoughts, beliefs, and emotions they have that are not considered to be ‘politically correct.’ No one should fall for the idea that this bill does anything to bring about greater justice for Americans.”

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