WND has reported
multiple times on the developing legislation – a plan that failed under
President George W. Bush when he determined it was unnecessary and most
An analysis by Shawn D. Akers, policy analyst with Liberty Counsel,
said the proposal, formally known as H.R. 1913, the Local Law
Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act bill in the House and S. 909 in
the Senate, would create new federal penalties against those whose
"victims" were chosen based on an "actual or perceived… sexual
orientation, gender identity."
Americans, meanwhile, are bombarding members of the Senate with their opposition to the "Pedophile Protection Act."
Porter organized the effort to utilize reduced rates for
individual letters delivered by Fed Ex to individual senators in bulk
quantities. Overnight letters not only have more impact, but can be
assured of delivery in time to impact pending legislation.
"While the bill's supporters have very effectively framed the bill
as one that will protect victims from criminal acts, the bill actually
has very little to do with protection. Indeed, if the bill's drafters
and supporters are to be believed, the bill only becomes relevant after
a criminal has committed an already illegal act," Akers wrote.
"On closer analysis, the bill does not merely provide stiffer
penalties for certain crimes but, rather, represents a substantive and
fundamental shift away from the American ideas of free speech and
God-given immutable equality and toward the European ideas of state
approved speech, state endorsed morality, state-given egality," he
Foremost, the bill simply ignores the 14th Amendment
requirements that all citizens be protected equally, providing special
protections for homosexuals and others with alternative sexual
lifestyle choices, he said.