Protecting Pedophiles

29 04 2009

 

The Hate Crimes Bill that is before Congress as I write this will include child molesters as among the protected categories — but not pregnant women, veterans, or religious speech!

There really is no limit to how low Democrats can sink.

~Eowyn

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DEMOCRATS DEFINE CHILD MOLESTERS AS GAY
by Bill Donohue

April 28, 2009

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1604

 

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.

 

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.

 

There would be national outrage over this if the media were to report on it and the public were allowed to weigh in on it. But the clock is ticking and freedom and morality are hanging in the balance.

 

Rep. John Conyers is leading the supporters of this bill: contact john.conyers@mail.house.gov

 

Rep. Louie Gohmert is leading the opposition: contact louie.gohmert@mail.house.gov

 

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29 04 2009
slicedsky

Another way to suppress freedom of speech…this bill is horrendous and it too will be crammed through…

I hope this too finds it way to the Highest Court in the Land.

I have been more than outraged about all of this fear tactic for quite a spell now.

Wake up America…pay attention to what congress is doing to us all!

Please!

29 04 2009
Americanguy

I can’t believe it! How low and stupid can these demonrats stoop? We don’t need a new law, all we need to do is enforce the laws already on the books. we already have laws against all the things this POS bill is supposed to address! I guess it’s par for the course of gross stupidity that seems to have infected our once great nation. just look at the One’s 100 days of photo shoots and nothing accomplished except dragging our country down the road of destruction. when are the sheeple going to wake up?

29 04 2009
Eowyn

Well said, Americanguy.

I think Americans have been replaced by sleep-walking Pod People.

29 04 2009
The Doktor

“One of us, One of us, One of us, One of us . . . . . “

29 04 2009
Cortillaen

Looking through the committee votes on amendments and such is bizarre. Not just the outcomes, but the actual votes. Why are there so many people missing? Why do some people seem to appear and disappear, voting on some subjects, but not even a “present” on others? Out of 39 members (one seat is vacant), the absolute maximum number of votes achieved was 27, and that on only three motions/amendments. Anyone else get the impression that our representatives don’t give a rip?

Now a brief perusal of said committee votes. (Note: Sarcasm is on unless otherwise noted)

1. An amendment by Mr. Goodlatte to broaden the protected classes in the bill to include status as a senior citizen who has attained the age of 65 years. Defeated 15 to 11.
Crimes comitted against old people for being old? No, those aren’t hate crimes.

2. An amendment by Mr. Franks to bar prosecution where the offender was, at the time of the offense, engaged in conduct protected by the first amendment to the Constitution. Defeated 16 to 11.
Oh, heavens no. We can’t have such piddly things as constitutionally-protected rights interfering in the prosecution of hate crimes.

3. An amendment by Mr. Rooney to include in the bill crimes where the victim’s status was that of a member of the armed forces. Defeated 11 to 9.
Bombing a military base and killing soldiers because you hate the military? Nope, not a hate crime.

4. An amendment by Mr. Gohmert to add the death penalty to the penalty provision of the bill. Defeated 11 to 8.
(sarc off) I’m not entirely sure what this is supposed to mean. The vote was party line, just like those above, and Mr. Gohmert’s other attempted amendments look good, so I suspect he was trying to piss off the anti-death penalty folks to kill support for the bill. I suppose he also could have been just trying to add a possible “upgrade” to death penalty sentences for certain crimes like murder. (return to sarc mode)

5. An amendment by Mr. Gohmert to the Department of Justice Certification Provision to add a requirement that a State has no law prohibiting the conduct constituting the defendant’s alleged crimes before allowing the assertion of Federal jurisdiction. Defeated 12 to 9.
Absolutely not! We can not have those states exercising their own laws.

6. An amendment by Mr. Gohmert to add a Rule of Construction that no prosecution may be based in whole or in part on religious beliefs quoted from the Bible, the Tanakh, or the Koran. Defeated 11 to 8.
Freedom of religion, schmeedom of religion.

7. An amendment by Mr. King to rename the bill `Local Law Enforcement Thought Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.’ Defeated 15 to 10.
That’s not funny!

8. Motion to table an appeal of the Chair’s ruling that the Jordan amendment to broaden the protected classes in the bill to include an unborn child was non-germane. Agreed to 14 to 10.
The unborn aren’t real people, so no rights for them!

9. An amendment by Mr. Goodlatte to broaden protected classes in the bill to cover crimes where the victim’s status was that of a pregnant woman. Defeated 13 to 9.
Pregnant women targeted for being pregnant women? Not hate crimes. They should have had an abortion so they wouldn’t be targeted.

10. An amendment by Mr. King to replace the term `gender’ with the term `sex’ throughout the bill and strike the term `gender identity.’ Defeated 16 to 10.
“Sex” is just so… definite. We need something more wishy-washy so it can mean whatever our bought-and-paid-for judges say it means that day.

11. An amendment by Mr. King to broaden the protected classes in the bill to include anyone possessing any immutable characteristic. Defeated 10 to 9.
Immutable? Like, anything not aside from being mute? No, that includes too many things like religion.

12. An amendment by Mr. King to create a new category of criminal offense for crimes committed by illegal immigrants against nationals of the United States because of the U.S. national’s status as a U.S. national or U.S. citizen. Defeated 14 to 11.
How dare you suggest that those poor, victimized, hard-working, undocumented immigrants be prosecuted for lashing out at the fat, arrogant, racist “citizens”?

13. An amendment by Mr. King to replace the term `gender’ with the term `sex’ throughout the bill. Defeated 16 to 11.
We already told you no. Shut up and go away.

14. An amendment by Mr. King to add an additional element of proof to the substantive offense, requiring proof of intent to intimidate or terrorize the class of persons to which the victim belongs. Defeated 10 to 8.
Proof? Nah, we should just trust the accusers. Proving a charge before punishing the criminal isn’t necessary.

15. An amendment by Mr. King to define the term `sexual orientation’ as used in the bill to explicitly exclude pedophilia. Defeated 13 to 10.
Man-child love is just as valid as any other!

16. An amendment by Mr. Goodlatte to strike the text setting forth the basis of bias against the protected classes as an element of the offense, thereby broadening the scope of the bill to include all violent crimes against persons. Defeated 14 to 11.
What are you doing? This law is supposed to let our judges punish those thought-criminals known as “republicans”, “conservatives”, and “Christians” more. We can’t do that if you go an start requiring such things as evidence of bias.

17. Motion to report H.R. 1913 favorably, as amended. Passed 15 to 12.
It’s perfect the way it is. Easy for our judges to twist into the “Criminalization of Non-Liberal Thought Bill”.

29 04 2009
Eowyn

Thanks, Cortillaen, for your research.

I am agog that these are our supposed political “representatives.” What a sad state our republic is in….

29 04 2009
giovanniworld

Cort,

Hate laws drive me nuts! If a gay guy beats up a straight guy, he may get jail time for assault.
But if a straight guy beats up a gay, not only will he get time for assault, he will also be slammed with a ‘hate crime’.

Is that not the perfect description of “Insanity”?

Gio-

29 04 2009
Cortillaen

Anyone with half a brain knows that lopsided enforcement of this law is the whole point. As I noted satirically, some of the proposed amendments would have made such arbitrary enforcement more difficult, but were defeated on party lines. Incidentally, someone needs to go give Mr. King (Steve King of Iowa’s 5th district, I believe) a hug for the seventh item. I cracked up when I read that.

30 04 2009
The Doktor

Hiya, Cort! Whatcha been doing?

8)

Dok

(BTW – Great post and informative, too. Thanks!)

30 04 2009
Cortillaen

I’ve been busy with life, mostly. It’s unlikely that I’ll be posting as often as I used to, at least for a couple of months, but I’ll still be floating around. 😉

29 04 2009
giovanniworld

Well, well, well… they finally made the connection that I had always worried about. Let’s help them pass this law under two conditions.

1. They add an amendment that makes it illegal for any Gay, Lesbian, or Transgendered to be around children under the age of 18. This also means that they can no longer adopt children.

2. That all Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered people must register their sexual preference with local law enforcment, and be treated the exact same way (put their name and address on a website so the public knows where they are and can keep their children safe) as we handle ‘sex offenders’.

Gio-

29 04 2009
Pinandpuller

For years and years I could swear I’ve heard people say that just because some men like to sleep with young boys it doesn’t mean that they are gay.

Isn’t buggery somewhat prevelant among muslims? It should be an interesting intersection between hate crimes, gay rights and sharia law.

29 04 2009
giovanniworld

Pin,

Wow, we could really raise a stink with combining all 3 into some sort of Bill.

Man that would be fun to watch!

Gio-

29 04 2009
Dave

There is already a move afoot to legalize pedophilia in much of Europe.

I expect that movement will be starting up here very soon.

Dave

29 04 2009
giovanniworld

Dave,

If that ever get’s started here in the USA, I will be one of the first ones on the front row wherever the battle takes place. Anyone that wants to play sexual games with a child should have their face re-arranged. And just so there is no mistaking what I’m saying… if I caught one of these deviants I would quietly take them to the barn, cut off their privates and shove them down their throats. Then I would punish them.

I made a young man cry last year at a flea market. My wife, granddaughter, and I, were walking around a very large flea market when I noticed that one face kept walking past us and I knew something was not right. I noticed he was following and making eye contact with my granddaughter (only 14 at the time). One time I made eye contact with him and simply shook my head ‘no’, but all he did was look away. About ten minutes later I saw him talking to my granddaughter while I had my back turned looking at sandals. I immediately walked over and got between the two of them. With my nose touching his forehead I threatened him severely, but looking back at the situation, I may have been just a wee bit aggressive because the guy walked away with tears running down his face. My nose touching his forehead was the only physical contact I had with him. But I did make my point. There was no reason this man of about 25 should be trying to pick-up any girl, let alone my granddaughter, when their only 14.

Now you know how I feel about this subject.

Gio-

30 04 2009
Dave

I know what you mean. I have three nieces between 7 and 12.

Anybody messes with them is going to swiftly incur the wrath of Uncle Dave. 🙂

-Dave

30 04 2009
Eowyn

Gio & Dave,

And if I were there, I’ll gladly hold the pervert down while you have your go at him!

Hell, I’ll gladly throw in a few punches myself – and a big kick to his groins. 😉

29 04 2009
DCG

These libs and deviants are all going to pay the ultimate price when their time comes. In the meantime, they continue to make our lives on this planet a living nightmare.

30 04 2009
The Doktor

This Administration and this Congress are going to make a mess that will take generations to rectify. Hussein and the rest of the Left think that all they have to do is to be “clever” and everything will “work”. They are truly ignorant on how the economy and the military and just about every other essential operation or service works.

Clever is not going to cut it. And strong wills and hard work are what will be necessary to bring America back.

Doktor Destiny

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