The Democrats have been saying that the basis for the hate crimes bill is that homosexuals and transgenders have been having to cross state lines because of persecution and to find work and because of hate crimes. Well, according to Andrea Lafferty, the executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, the Democrats were forced to remove the part of the bill claiming that when it was proved that out of a country of 300 million people, only 1,521 cases like this have been reported.
As I've been saying all along. This bill has nothing to do with hate crimes. They are simply trying to silence those of us who speak out against homosexuality. And, actually, I'm not in the least bit interested in telling someone else how to live. I just want to be able to speak out my beliefs without retaliation. If someone else wants to live that lifestyle, that's their business. But they don't have a right to tell me how I should believe. And, I can guarantee you that I will not change my beliefs or standing up for them regardless of some law they pass trying to shut me up.