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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Human Rights Campaign or Culture War?

According to the Human Rights Campaign website, "Polls have consistently demonstrated broad public support for hate crimes legislation. A 2007 Gallup poll showed that 68% of Americans favored expanding hate crimes laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity. A 2007 Hart Research poll showed large majorities of every major subgroup of the electorate — including such traditionally conservative groups as Republican men (56%) and evangelical Christians (63%) — expressed support for strengthening hate crimes laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity. In addition, the LLEHCPA is endorsed by over 280 law enforcement, civil rights, civic and religious organizations, including: the National Sheriffs’ Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National District Attorneys Association, Presbyterian Church, Episcopal Church, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Young Women’s Christian Association and National Disability Rights Network.

Go here to see what groups endorse the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. You won't find a single evangelical Protestant, conservative mainline Christian, Eastern Orthodox or traditional Catholic group on the list.

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