I told you so: Pedophiles are a protected class; veterans are not; religion is "hate speech"

Here it is! The Bill that I’ve been warning about for at least 2 years. The Bill that will turn the US in to Canada.

They said, like they say about everything, that the Right was “fear-mongering,” “speaking hatefully,” “mobilizing the base,” etc., about this Bill. They said that it was merely expanding the groups protected by existing “hate crimes” laws, and that it had nothing to do with “hate speech.”

As usual, they were liars. As Joe Sobran says, the only thing wrong with a pessimist is he doesn’t know how bad things are really gonna get.

From Bill Donohue:

Wednesday April 29, 2009
Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains this unusual headline:
“The House of Representatives will vote this week, possibly tomorrow, on a hate crimes bill championed by gay groups that includes pedophiles under the rubric of sexual orientation. This is the ultimate confession: liberal Democrats think of pedophiles as indistinguishable from homosexuals.

“When this subject came up last week in the House Judiciary Committee, an amendment to the hate crimes bill that would have excluded pedophilia from the definition of sexual orientation was defeated by Democrats along party lines, 13-10. This was considered good news by gay organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, left-wing groups like the ACLU and various Jewish groups like the ADL.” (emphasis mine)

So, for years, we’ve heard in regard to the priest scandal that “pedophiles are not homosexuals,” which totally scapegoats the issue that most of the victims were teennaged boys, exceeding the age limit for the definition of “pedophilia” and entering the age limit for statutory rape.
Now, the Democrats give pedophilia–a crime which ought to warrant the death penalty–a protected class as a “sexual orientation.”

“The debate is over: for liberals, child molesters should be given the same rights as homosexuals. Moreover, they should be given more rights than pregnant women and veterans; the latter two categories were explicitly denied coverage under the hate crimes bill. Even worse, an amendment that would bar prosecution based in whole or in part on religious beliefs quoted from the Bible, the Tanakh (Judaism’s sacred book) or the Koran was defeated by Democrats along party lines, 11-8. In other words, religious speech may be denied First Amendment protection.” (emphasis mine)

There it is. If this Bill passes the Demonocrat-controlled Senate and House, as it will be since “Republicans” refuse to put up a fight on anything, and, if Obama signs it, as he will, your first amendment rights go down the toilet.
They already say that *anything* we conservatives say is motivated by “hate” or “anger.”
“I think abortion is wrong.” “You just say that because you’re angry.”
“I think homosexuality is a disordered inclination and should be treated as a psychological condition.” “What a hateful thing to say.”
“I think that the tax rate is too high.” “You’re an extremist who may be a potential terrorist.”

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