Potential 10-year terms for 'hate speech' challenged by pastors
A controversial law long pushed by homosexual activists but decried by one key congressman as an â€śunprecedented move to regulate and criminalize thoughtsâ€ť may be headed for the Supreme Court.
The federal â€śHate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009,â€ť signed into law by President Obama, enhances penalties for â€śhate crimesâ€ť deemed to be motivated by â€śactual or perceived sexual orientationâ€ť of a victim.
The American Freedom Law Center announced today it has asked the high court to review a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appealsâ€™ ruling that Michigan pastors who preached the biblical condemnation of homosexual behavior were not protected by the First Amendment right to freedom of speech....