Hate Crime Legislation
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, February 6, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
S.B. 47, introduced January 26th by Senator Fort, would change the law and drastically change culture. Currently, every citizen has equal protection under the law, regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. Race is a characteristic of birth; national origin reflects the country of birth; religion is a spiritual choice; and sex defines natural identity. However, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation reflect aberrant sexual behavior, some of which have been prohibited for thousands of years under moral law, as well as civil law.
Gender is not a synonym for the word “sex,” which depicts male or female biological identity, while gender, gender identity and sexual orientation indicate the preferred sexual behavior or lifestyle of the individual.
S.B. 47 would enhance penalties for certain crimes, according to the REAL or PERCEIVED lifestyle of the victim. For example: upon conviction, an assault of a heterosexual (straight) individual on another heterosexual (straight) individual would be punishable as a misdemeanor, that might result in a “slap-on-the-wrist” or months in the county jail. Continue reading