It’s a very sad day for the US Constitution and the first amendment rights in America. What Mr Obama signed into law will not criminalize free speech and the rights of people to say what ever they want about Gay people, whether it be good or bad. What basically happened is that Mr Obama has stripped the rights and the freedom of speech for people to express either hatred of gays or their liking of gays. He basically criminalize anyone who speaks up against gay people and made it a crime to speak against gay people. I think this case is going to wind up on the US Supreme court because this will pit the US Government against Churches in America who speak against gay people. This will wind up as a supreme court case on the first amendment rights issue and the rights to protect people while at the same time, the rights for people to speak what ever they want. So forget freedom of speech and freedom of religion in America. That just went down the toilet and because now Obama had made it very much illegal for anyone to say anything against gays and has criminalize freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
I think this law should be scraped because I believe their are several flaws in the law. One of them is the basis of the constitutionality of the law and the first amendment rights issue as well. I think what rights will churches and people have if they want to speak up against gay people. I think this law is going to wind up on the Supreme court and you may see this law get struck down because it doesn’t meet the US Constitution standards and the standards of the first amendment rights.
The way I am reading this law, I believe it’s going to create degree’s of murder based on someone’s race, age, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. To me, murder is murder no matter what crime is committed or what the person is. Why should some minority group need special protection. If they are going to start doing that, then they should include every race, every religion and every background level in America instead of making for one group only.
I’ll bet you that come months later some pastor or minister in this country will be arrested for speaking up against gay and this will wind up on the US Supreme court as a case of Church vs state and the first amendment rights of Churches and the people. So it will be which pastor or minister will get arrested first for speak up against gay people. So all I can say is that you can kiss the First Amendment rights, freedom of speech and freedom of religion under the Democrats good bye because the democrats have just taken your rights, the churches rights to speak for or against gay people.
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