Love the Sinner (Unless He's Indulging in Deviant Sexual Behavior, In Which Case He's On His Own)

Love the Sinner (Unless He's Indulging in Deviant Sexual Behavior, In Which Case He's On His Own)

Abby Zimet

A Christian group in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the newly passed Hate Crimes
Act, named for Matthew Shephard, arguing that it represents an effort
to "eradicate religious beliefs opposing the homosexual agenda." Taking
illogic and victim-blaming to a new level, the Thomas More Law Center
says the new laws actually create hatred, that hate crimes
against homosexuals are the fault of other homosexuals, and that only
243 violent crimes last year were motivated by the victim's sexual
orientation so just what is the big deal?

"The sole
purpose of this law is to criminalize the Bible and use the threat of
federal prosecutions and long jail sentences to silence Christians from
expressing their Biblically-based religious belief that homosexual
conduct is a sin. It elevates those persons who engage in deviant
sexual behaviors, including pedophiles, to a special protected class of
persons as a matter of federal law and policy."


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