Family Research Council’s taking their protracted war against proposed hate crime legislation to the next level. Hosted by FRC president Tony Perkins, the 40 minute documentary Hate Crime Laws: Censoring the Church and Silencing Christians hopes to “enlighten” voters on the “dangers” posed by hate crimes.
You see, in their tiny little minds, queer inclusive hate crime laws will be used to censor their anti-gay rhetoric. God makes no mistakes? Yeah, right!!
In an effort to build their case – and prove homosexuality’s elective nature – FRC drags out some ex-gay activist. One such mouthpiece, Worthy Creations founder Christine Sneeringer, maintains:
The idea that I would not be able to share my story, my personal journey of freedom from homosexuality, that someday that could be considered hate speech – that’s a scary thought for me, that I couldn’t share what God has done in my life. And that is why I feel that is very bad legislation.
She goes on to martyr the ex-gay movement. It’s a trip.
Ex-gays aren’t the only people FRC wrangled. In a surprisingly race-blind move, the non-profit enlisted some civil rights leaders to espouse their cause. Coalition of African American Pastors founder, William Owens, decries the link between the civil and gay rights movements as “frustrating and disgustinng” He goes on to say, “[Gays are] trying to hijack and take over the civil rights movement and make it their movement. They didn’t pay the price.” If Owens, Sneeringer and FRC get their way, it’ll be easier for people to make us pay the price.