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Are These 2 Congressman Actually Trafficking in Lies About Hate Crimes? Yes, They Are

We’re loving this new video from Family Research Council, which enlisted Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) to “update” constituents on this crazy hate crimes legislation making its way through Congress. It’s so filled with religious fearmongering, misleading information, and outright lies that we’re more inclined to believe this was produced by The Onion than ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS.

Liars. That’s what these men are. There is nothing about the language inserting sexual orientation and gender identity into hate crimes protections that does anything to inhibit the free speech of anyone, let alone religious institutions. What always has been, and will remain illegal? Calling on your congregations to commit acts of violence against a certain group, because that is incitement to violence. Churches are still free to preach all the hatred in the world they want, even against this “counter-culture” known heretofore as “gay Americans.”