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 âunprecedented move to regulate and criminalize thoughtsâ may be headed for the Supreme Court.
The federal âHate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009,â signed into law by President Obama, enhances penalties for âhate crimesâ deemed to be motivated by âactual or perceived sexual orientationâ 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....