Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:31:25 PM by Psion
Silence of the Lambs – – Part 5,432
Speak of Sin; Land in Jail
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A Christian evangelist who was once arrested, incarcerated, and charged under Pennsylvania’s hate crimes law says the federal hate crimes bill that has been signed into law by President Obama is the most dangerous laws in the history of the United States.
The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was signed into law yesterday, creates additional penalties for violent crimes motivated by the victim’s “actual or perceived” gender, “gender identity,” sexual orientation, or disability.
Michael Marcavage, director of Philadelphia-based Repent America, was one of 11 Christians who tossed into jail and charged with a hate crime for carrying Bible verse banners and preaching at a 2004 homosexual pride event in Philadelphia.
The charges were later dismissed — and in 2008, the state’s Supreme Court ruled the law had been passed illegally by the Pennsylvania legislature.
Mr. Marcavage maintains the new federal hate crimes law is yet another move by the federal government to “silence Christians.”
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