Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hate Crimes Bill Passes Michigan House

Hate Crimes Bill Passes Michigan House
Citizens for Traditional Values
AND American Family Assoication

Say No to House Bill 6341
Review the legislation here.

"Hate Crimes" legislation has been used in many instances by homosexual activists as a "wedge" to boost the public's acceptance of homosexual behavior and to insert language in the law toward that end. Although this effort might appeal to our compassion for victims, it is really a Trojan Horse that should be opposed. There are already laws on the books to punish assault or other crimes committed against any person. In other places this type of legislation is followed by efforts to use the force of law to silence any opposition to the "political agenda" of homosexual activists, including anyone who has a differing opinion or set of values.

From AFA:

Please take a few moments to watch this short video that shows a little sample of what can happen if the Michigan state Senate passes HB 6341, the so-called "hate crimes" bill. Watch this unbelievable video and then forward it to others, especially your pastor. It is the story of what happened to a Christian couple when they said that homosexuality is a sin.

Unfortunately we are a bit behind on this issue, and much to our disappointment it passed the House with a wide margin. The Bill will be now taken up by the State Senate and we must take action. The Legislature is currently in a lame duck session which means that there are a lot of items on the agenda before the end of the year.

Disclaimer: Let it be known that CTV does not practice or advocate "hate" toward anyone - regardless of their behavioral choices or political views. We are simply engaged in a civil dialogue from our Judeo-Christian world view about what is best in terms of the laws that govern society in general and Michigan in specific.

ACTION NEEDED! Contact your State Senator today!

The Bill will be sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 2. They need to hear from you now!

Judiciary Committee Members

Wayne Kuipers, Chair (R)
Alan Cropsey, Vice Chair (R)
Alan Sanborn (R)
Bruce Patterson (R)
Tony Stamas (R)
Gretchen Whitmer, Minority Vice Chair (D)
Hansen Clarke (D)
Michael Prusi (D)

In addition, contact your State Senator in the event that the Bill passes out of Committee.

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