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Friday, October 23, 2009
WND's Unruh Repeats Hate-Crime Bill Lies
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Bob Unruh just can't stop lying about the hate-crimes bill.

An Oct. 22 WorldNetDaily article by Unruh about the bill's passage in Congress repeats many of the same falsehoods we've previously documented Unruh making:

  • Failure to define "sexual orientation" in the bill means that the bill "will give pedophiles, voyeurs, and exhibitionists special protections." In fact, "sexual orientation" is defined elsewhere in federal law as applying only to consensual homosexuality or heterosexuality, so there is no need to do so again.
  • Failure to state that pedophilia is not protected means that pedophilia is protected. In fact, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 specifically excludes pedophilia, thus precluding protection for pedophiles from the hate crimes bill.
  • "Politically incorrect thoughts about homosexual behavior will result in enhanced criminal sanctions under this law." In fact, the bill states that "Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by, or any activities protected by the Constitution," which would include the First Amendment protection for freedom of religion.

Unruh even repeats his falsehood about Gordon Klingenschmitt, asserting again that he "was involuntarily removed from the U.S. military after he prayed 'in Jesus name.'" In fact, Klingenschmitt was removed for disobeying an order that he not appear in uniform at media events or political protests.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:20 AM EDT

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