Theological Slippery Slope

This blog is in regard to the Christian Coalition's article, "Christian Coalition of America condemns Democrat-controlled House for passing "Thought Crimes" bill".  I would like to take a moment to address the misguided logic within this article as well as the theological distortions used to oppose the Hate Crimes Bill.  It seems that this bill has dredged up some fears of Christian conservatives that the right to denounce homosexuality in a non-threatening manor would be taken away.  This is hardly the case.  Fox News published an article today on their website that refutes many of these claims:

"Frederick Lawrence, a law professor at George Washington University, said there is nothing within the language of the hate crimes bill that would allow for the prosecution of individuals who simply speak out against a particular sexual or ethnic group.

"The only language that would be criminalized is language that would be meet the requirements of conspiracy or solicitation or direct incitement," he said. "Sharing opinions on things, even opinions others consider discriminatory, can not be criminalized." James Osbourne,

In light of this fact, I found the opposition to this bill to be in direct conflict with the Word of God.  The purpose of this bill is to protect homosexuals from obscene treatment based solely on their sexual orientation.  As Christians, Jesus calls us in Matthew to let it be known when a sin is a sin, but he also calls us to love the sinner.  By neglecting to protect these persons (children of God) from these potential threats and encroachments on even the most basic human rights, Christians are condoning the sinful behavior the bill speaks out against.  Unfortunately, much of the conservative Christian community continues to advocate for policy, which directly undermines the teachings of Christ and uses misinformation and fear to gain support. It is about time Christians fought back against secular conservative culture.  We are not drones and we will not be used as puppets. (I'm currently trying to get my hands on a copy of Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction by David Kuo)              

My last comment is concerning the author's claim that there is a disconnect between the ideologies of the American people who voted for Obama and his agenda.  Human rights issues are not majority rule issues nor should they be.  I will leave it there for your own pondering.   

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