It's ironic. And tragic.
Last week our kids were asked to remain silent for a day in school to honor and remember the homosexuals who have been bullied. Today, Congress is hearing yet another expansion of so-called "hate-crimes" legislation that will give "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" the same federal protection as race, which Focus on the Family and Liberty Counsel say will undermine and challenge freedom of speech and religious freedom.
While the rush is on to expand everything homosexual, it's interesting that hate seems to have become a regular part of the homosexual agenda.
This past weekend at the Miss USA Pageant, things turned very ugly because contestant, Miss California Carrie Prejean did not answer a question properly. Perez Hilton, an openly homosexual writer asked her how she felt about gay marriage. She answered honestly, saying she personally believed that marriage was between a man and a woman. Because of her belief, she was called a "Dumb Bitch." Perez went on to say she has "half a brain" and had she won he would have stormed onto the stage and ripped off her tiara.
I believe he would have.
Last week during the "Day of Silence" event, Karen England, director of Capitol Resource Institute in Sacramento, began receiving vicious voice mail, including death threats, simply because she had advocated that parents consider keeping their children out of school that day.
Since the success of Prop. 8 in California, hate and violence toward anyone who stands for marriage between a man and a woman has dramatically increased.
England expressed a growing concern that many of us share---- her own safety.
"But," she said, "If I'm getting this just over encouraging kids to remain home, I can't imagine what it's like to send a junior high or high school student into an environment where everyone is participating, and they say, 'No, I'm not going to.'"
Behind the facade of love and benefits and the little kids they bring to the hearings, is a steel cold resolve to destroy anyone or anything that stands in their way of redefining marriage, re-engineering society and normalizing that which is not and has been rejected by every major civilization and every major religion.
They are using bigotry, hate and violence against any resistance to their agenda. And many of our lawmakers are skipping along with them down a very dark path.
Please check out the stories I have linked. Focus on The Family gives direction as to how you may voice your opposition to the "hate-crimes" bill being heard today. Take a moment and make a call.
God help us.
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