HATE CRIME Danger - USA This bill will be voted on this week in the United States! The vote on Hate Crimes, HR 1592 is scheduled for this Thursday, May 3, on the National Day of Prayer. All the Democrats and some Republicans support this bill. The BIG ISSUE - Preachers reading out of the Bible on homo- sexuality can be forced to go to jail if confrontations result. Thus this bill limits their legitimate constitutional expression by criminalizing that expression. ** THE ISSUE NOW An amendment from Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL) was added to HR 1592. Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX) and the other Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee say that the Davis amendment does NOT PROTECT the pastor, rabbi or imam when preaching from their religious book to say that sexual relations outside of marriage between a man and a woman are wrong. Cong. Gohmert is a judge and he says the pastor, rabbi or imam are NOT PROTECTED under this amendment if someone was at a meeting and then commits an act of bodily injury based on the various sexual orientations or gender identity. Cong. Davis admitted during the markup that the legislation will not protect a pastor from prosecution under this bill. During the debate, Cong. Gohmert forced Cong Davis to admit that if a minister preaches that sexual relations outside of marriage of a man and a woman is wrong, and somebody who hears this causes bodily injury to a person, that sermon or teaching could be used in evidence against the minister. In short, Cong. Davis has admitted that H.R. 1592 could be used to prosecute pastors, teachers, Christian school teachers, businessmen, youth leaders, book authors etc. for their sermons/ teachings/presentations if they are an inducement to violence of people due to sexual orientation or gender identity real or perceived. Bodily injury can be something as simple as touching or brushing up against a homosexual protester. Under H.R. 1592, bodily injury is considered violenceand is prosecutable. Pastors will get no get out of jail free card when H.R.1592 is passed. Free speech and religious freedom are seriously jeopardized by this bill. To find out more, please see the following website- http://www.traditionalvalues.org God bless you all.