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Top Wingnut Site World Net Daily Parrots Lies About Hate Crimes Act

The most heavily-trafficked wingnut site World Net Daily is today parroting the lies about the hate crimes act currently before the U.S. Senate. Under the headline "Pedophile Protection Act":
The leader of a pro-family organization says families across the nation need to contact their U.S. senators now to try to derail a legislative plan that already has passed the U.S. House and is being awaited by President Obama – after a Democrat confirmed that it would protect "all 547 forms of sexual deviancy or 'paraphilias' listed by the American Psychiatric Association." WND columnist Janet Porter, who also heads the Christian ministry, today cited S. 909, dubbed the "Pedophile Protection Act" as an extreme danger to America. As H.R. 1913, the House version of the so-called "hate crimes" bill was adopted on a 249-175 vote, but not before several amendments were proposed by Republicans trying to mitigate the impact of the draconian law. Democratic Sens. Edward Kennedy and Patrick Leahy immediately introduced a matching plan in the U.S. Senate, and activists say a vote in committee could come as early as tomorrow.
The Democrat quoted above, Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL), actually said: "This bill addresses our resolve to end violence based on prejudice and to guarantee that all Americans regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability or all of these 'Philias' and fetishes and 'ism's' that were put forward need not live in fear because of who they are. I urge my colleagues to vote in favor of this rule…"

Clumsy words, but NOT what was quoted above. Hastings was mocking the American Family Association's list of so-called sexual orientations that they claim are included under the bill. The Senate vote may come as soon as today.

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