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The censoring of Miss California
April 21, 2009 - Cheryl Clarke
There has been a lot of talk out there about Miss California's comments on "gay marriage" spoiling her chance to capture the crown of Miss USA Sunday night.
Carrie Perjean spoke her mind, standing up, as is her right in this country, for her Christian beliefs without shame and by doing so, has earned a far better future crown than any offered on earth.
Carrie understands this and conservative Americans should understand it as well. She should be commended for her courage in standing up to one of the judges, gay blogger Perez Hilton, mouthpiece for a very small minority of Americans (about 2 percent) as of last count, that want to "shove" their lifestyle choices down the throats of the rest of us, whether we agree or not, and penalize those like Carrie who are not afraid to voice their opinions.
Carrie simply agreed with our own president, Barack Obama, who stated in one of his campaign speeches the very same thing Carrie did, that marriage should be between a man and a woman, but instead of losing the "crown" of the presidency because of it, he won in spite of it.
Now, Obama seeks to silence those who are not for the "gay lifestyle" by passing a law that would make it a crime for those who speak out like Carrie did.
If President Obama succeeds with his priority of passing the Hate Crimes law, H.R. 1913 - the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, it could lead to the criminalization of the Biblical view of homosexuality in sermons and elsewhere. An offended homosexual could accuse a pastor, Sunday School teacher, broadcaster or Miss USA contestant, of causing emotional injury simply by expressing the Biblical view that homosexuality is sinful.
Laws already exist in all 50 states to punish violent crime, making this legislation unnecessary, unfair, indefinable, un-American and constitutionally suspect.
It seems that in some circles today, if you are not "pro-gay" you are "anti-American," and if our president now gets his way, it will become the law of the land.
Whatever happened to freedom of speech and freedom of religion? Is this not still America, the land of the free and the home of the brave? I guess only if you are "politically correct" in the eyes of those who have more influence than they should have.
Ask your members of Congress to oppose H.R. 1913 - the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, or any other federal "hate crimes" bill that could lay the groundwork for censorship of America's most basic freedoms of speech, conscience and religion.
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