There are two general truths about so-called hate crime legislation, regardless of where they appear around the world. One, they are largely the work of homosexual activists and their allies, seeking to gain ever greater acceptance of their lifestyle, and use the force of the law to silence their critics. Two, it is invariably Christians who are the real target of such laws.
Thus for all the rhetoric about justice and tolerance, the real purpose of much of this kind of legislation is to expand the homosexual hegemony, and restrict the freedoms of bible-believing Christians. So it should come as no surprise that the other side will use every trick in the book to coerce and confuse a gullible public into accepting such draconian anti-freedom of speech laws.
Of course the media is happy to play their game. Thus plenty of emotive stories appear on a regular basis about homosexuals being ‘discriminated’ against, meant to pull heart strings while bypassing the head. And mind you, we hardly ever hear the stories about homosexual discrimination against others.
So the idea of anti-homosexual ‘hate crimes’ has been invented to further see the radical homosexual agenda enforced throughout the Western world. The trouble is, much of the basis of such laws turns out to be ephemeral upon closer inspection.
Matt Barber picks up this story in a May 3, 2007 townhall.com article. He begins, “The Associated Press is reporting the latest in a string of fraudulent high profile ‘hate crime’ reports by homosexual activists who are evidently having trouble coming up with legitimate incidents of ‘hate crimes’ against homosexuals to bolster their deceptive agenda. ‘No problem, we’ll just keep making them up,’ apparently goes the mindset. As Congress reportedly prepares to vote Thursday on ‘hate crimes’ bill H.R. 1592, the evidence is overwhelming. The entire concept is built on a foundation of fraud.”
He gives as one example a report from the AP: “A gay rights group is canceling a planned rally on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. This after police say a previously reported assault was not a hate crime. The Fargo-Moorhead Ten Percent Society says it supports the decision of Moorhead police and it will be canceling its march planned for Thursday night. Edina native Paul Marquardt had reported that he was taunted for his sexual orientation and attacked by four men last week. But Moorhead Deputy Police Chief Bob Larson says investigators heard a conflicting story. So they interviewed Marquardt again and he said he didn’t hear any anti-gay remarks and believes he was pushed down and injured by unknown assailants.”
Says Barber, “Although there may be very isolated incidences of legitimate bias-motivated crimes against homosexuals, they’re anything but epidemic as homosexual activists would have you believe. Truth be told, the whole ‘needle in a haystack’ thing comes to mind.”
Then there is the case of 72-year-old “gay”-identified Andrew Anthos of Detroit, Michigan. Investigators there found that “this ‘hate crime’ – the very ‘hate crime’ – which was exploited by liberals in Congress to whip up an emotional frenzy of support to justify introduction of H.R. 1592, was a false report from the start. Anthos was the victim of an unfortunate accident. That’s right, the ‘hate crime’ never even happened. The left should be ashamed for using this poor man as their ‘hate crimes’ poster boy for this fraudulent piece of legislation.”
He continues, “But this is just par for the course; the list goes on and on. In fact, you need only look at the most famous ‘hate crime’ of all – Matthew Shepard – to arrive at that conclusion. The evidence determined that Shepard’s murder was not a ‘hate crime’ (a lie still widely propagated by the homosexual lobby, the media and liberal lawmakers), but rather, was a bungled robbery attempt.”
“Nonetheless, the two thugs who committed the crime received life in prison for killing Shepard without the ‘benefit’ of any ‘hate crimes’ law in place. But despite that fact, Ted Kennedy and other liberals in the Senate have introduced their own ‘hate crimes’ legislation (S. 1105), shamelessly calling it the ‘Matthew Shepard Act.’ This type of exploitation is disgusting! Again, liberals should be ashamed for their dishonesty and for disrespecting Matthew Shepard’s memory by making him a false martyr for their false cause.”
He concludes, “Folks, although ‘hate crimes’ legislation may very well make its way through Congress, the case for this ‘gay’-friendly legislation continues to rapidly unravel. It’s a fraud on its face, and America is beginning to catch on and speak out against it.”
Quite so. We need to be on guard in Australia as well, since the militant homosexual lobby will not rest until its complete agenda is actualised. And that includes the complete public acceptance and exaltation of their lifestyle, and the suppression of any voices to the contrary. While all people should be treated with respect and dignity, the law should not treat some people more equal than others, which is just what hate crime legislation does.