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Friday, May 15, 2009
Your WND Hate-Crimes Lie of the Day
Topic: WorldNetDaily

From a May 15 WorldNetDaily column by Robert Knight, the former director of the MRC's Culture & Media Institute who is now with Coral Ridge Ministries as "senior writer and Washington, D.C., correspondent":


Listen to Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., who read a list of paraphilias (unorthodox or perverse sexual urges) that will be covered under the "sexual orientation" portion of the [hate-crimes] bill:

"'The term sexual orientation,' this proposed amendment said, 'as used in this act, or any amendments made by this act, does not include apotemnophilia, asphyxophilia, autogynephilia, coprophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, gerontosexuality, incest, kleptophilia, klismaphilia, necrophilia, partialism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, telephone scatalogia, toucherism, transgenderism, transsexual, transvestite, transvestic fetishism, urophilia, voyeurism, or zoophilia.'"

Knight is lying. Hastings was not describing the "list of paraphilas ...  that will be covered under the "sexual orientation" portion of the bill. As Knight later suggests (but doesn't outright state), Hastings is reading a rejected amendment by  Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert that would have put that list into the bill as exemptions from protection.

Knight further lies by omission by not stating that the reason the amendment was rejected is because  the bill already has a specific definition of "sexual orientation," and none of those "paraphilias" falls under it.

Posted by Terry K. at 4:26 PM EDT

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