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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.”

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  • Dabq

    I am so over these hate filled, small endowed , sexually repressed for the votes of dimwits GOP churls that I could just scream.

  • glen

    I had no idea that it was illegal to criticize gay marriage in Canada – and I live here! And that it’s a hate crime, no less… Then, I’m still waiting for the fire & brimstone that just one lesbian nuptual was supposed to trigger :) Those fellows talking look normal, but clearly the lights are on, but there’s no one home. Asshats – is that what they’re called?

  • galefan2004

    @glen: I lump these together with people that check their brain at the door every Sunday. However, they aren’t the extreme because they actually aren’t educated enough to know any different. When someone with an actual education checks their brain at the door every Sunday it is even worse.

  • Jason

    We continue to watch and listen to the lies of the far right…the Family Research Council has nothing to do with “Family” and the only research they do is where and what lies they can spread. They are a good example of why hate crime laws are needed.

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