Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pastor Acquitted of Hate Crime Charge

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In 2002, Pastor Stephen Boissoin sent a letter to his local newspaper, criticizing the pro-homosexual rights curriculum in the education system.

His letter carried the heading, "Homosexual Agenda Wicked," and said in part, "From kindergarten class on, our children, your grandchildren, are being strategically targeted, psychologically abused and brainwashed by homosexual and pro-homosexual educators."

A human rights activist filed a complaint against the pastor, supporting his case with the fact that a homosexual had been beaten two weeks after the letter had been published. The activist contended that the beating was evidence that the pastor's speech could incite violence, therefore it was a "hate crime."

This month, Judge E.C. Wilson overturned the ruling of the Alberta, Canada Human Rights Commission that had ordered Pastor Boissoin to stop all public criticism of homosexual behavior and to pay $5000 in damages to the plaintiff.

Can that happen here in the United States? Is this a snapshot of our future?

I believe it is.

Having personally experienced the wrath and rage of the homosexual activists and their friends in the media, it is not difficult for me to see this as a very real possibility.

The Christian Post, in reporting this story says, "The case of Boissoin, which had been on going for more than seven years, was used by conservative Christian leaders as an example of what could happen if DC lawmakers passed an expanded hate crimes law."

In October our Congress did indeed pass the expanded "hate crimes" bill, over the strong objections and lobbying of James Dobson, Chuck Colson , Tony Perkins and millions of conservatives and people of faith across the nation who predicted that such a law could lead to actions by "thought police" who consider verbal attacks or speeches to be "hate crimes".

Although these men lost the battle to defeat this bill, some of us believe it was a battle that had to be waged. We thank them.

With the roll out of SB 5688 in Washington State and it's direct impact on the discussion in public school classrooms across the state, we wonder how homosexual activists will use the federally expanded "hate crimes" legislation to silence and punish those who think differently and say so out loud.

Time will tell.

Public education is indeed a petri dish for social experimentation. There is no doubt that some in public education in the state will seize the opportunity provided by SB 5688. They will strategically target our children and grandchildren, psychologically abuse them with biased information regarding sexual orientation and brainwash their thinking, suggesting that homosexual behavior is normal. They will use the passage of SB 5688 as support, in that it normalizes homosexual behavior and rewards adultery for those over 62.

We will continue to stand, God willing, for what we believe is consistent with Judeo-Christian values and against what is not.

Thank you for your support in standing with us.

God bless you.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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