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‘Gay Hate Crime’ Bill Is About To Pass

From a gladdened Politico:

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Hate crimes bill nears passage

By: Alex Isenstadt
July 20, 2009

Hate crimes legislation that would expand protections for those attacked because of sexual orientation is poised to become law after several years of failed efforts to push the proposal past the Senate.

Senators, in a 63-28 vote, approved attaching the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act as an amendment to the must-pass defense appropriations bill over objections from Republicans, who argued that the legislation should be considered as a stand-alone bill.

The defense bill still has to come before a Senate vote and a House-Senate conference, but Republicans concede that there is little they can do to stop the legislation from moving forward.

“There are more Democrats in conference than Republicans,” said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“Clearly, there are a few more hurdles before the amendment reaches the president’s desk, but its prospects for becoming law this year are very good,” said Allison Herwitt, legislative director for the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that is backing the legislation.

Lest we forget, this is the self-same bill that the Honorable Alcee Hastings spoke about from the well of the House, as noted back in May:

"… That all these philias, fetishes and –isms 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 so that we can move this country forward to fully achieving the promise of justice and liberty for all Americans.”

Listen to the list of things that Mr. Hastings demands get protection under this latest hate crimes law.

Here are a few items he mentioned:

Apotemnophilia – erotic interest in looking like, being, or sexual contact with amputees.

Asphixiphilia – semi-strangulation as a sexual enhancement.

Autogynophilia – a form of sexual response in biological males characterized by sexual arousal over the idea of being or becoming female.

Chlorophilia – sexual attraction to plants.

Frotteurism – arousal by rubbing against another (usually unsuspecting) person, as in a crowd.

Necrophilia – the sexual attraction to corpses.

Telephone satologia – arousal from  making obscene phone calls.

Gerontophilia – attraction to the aged.

Zoophilia – attraction to animals.

Paedophilia – attraction to children.

Klismaphilia – arousal from enemas.

Toucherism – arousal from surreptitiously touching strangers.

Urophilia – sexual pleasure from urine and urination. This can be from getting urinated on, urinating on others, drinking urine, or watching others do these things.

As we observed previously, imagine someone suggesting fifty years ago that this would be a bill under serious debate in the US Congress.

He would have been accused of being a rightwing alarmist kook. Or a leftwing comedian (Lenny Bruce, George Carlin).

And now this very bill is on the brink of passage.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

40 Responses to “‘Gay Hate Crime’ Bill Is About To Pass”

  1. proreason says:

    Pedophiles are next.

    That should make the Drooler happy.

    • jobeth says:

      “Paedophilia – attraction to children.”

      Its in there Pro

      So I guess if someone molests one of my grandchildren I am not allowed to hate him? I must say…Oh, pretty please sir…do not touch my grandchild.?


      Note I did not say “abuse” because that would be a “hate” word. (sarc)

      God help nuts like these. He is their only hope. What a sick, sick, world we live in.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:


      Here’s something that ought to make you feel a little better.


      ‘Twas actually broadcast on a Texas PBS station.

      –you go, Ted—

    • jobeth says:

      Thanks for that Rusty!

      This made my day. Why oh why can’t we have more like him.

      I have the .38 he was talking about…know how to use it…and don’t mind doing so. The paperwork may be a bit much but, hey…threaten me or mine and you will eat a hollowpoint! LOL..but true.

      Now, with that said I can go mow my grass! :-D

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Take care of the punk, jobeth. I’ll help with the paperwork after the fact!!

      “Trespassers’ will be shot on sight……….survivors will be shot again!!”

      Signs posted on Teds’ fence at his home in Michigan.

      God Bless Us All

    • bitterclinger says:

      Ted “Motor City Mad Man” Nugent has a way with words.

    • jobeth says:

      Thanks LD! ;-D

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    So now only queers can hate legally?
    Too much!

  3. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    How long before Hate Crime Laws are brought before the SCOTUS on the grounds that they violate equal protection? They basically boil down to punishing someone more severely for something that is already against the law simply based on their own beliefs. How much of a stretch is it to use such laws to stop political dissent?

  4. U NO HOO says:

    It is sick and getting sicker out there.

    Bob Grant or someone like him said that.

  5. catie says:

    Gee, remember old Wasserman Schultz (I know we’re supposed to be pitying her because she’s had breast cancer) rattling off the “aggrieved” people in her district? She was insulted, insulted by someone wanting to add in the US Military as well right after the assassination by a Muslim extremist of the Pvt in AK.
    Aren’t all crimes equally hateful? No, this is one area where our esteemed leaders believe separate is not equal.

  6. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Somebody please tell me that this all just an elaborate hoax. So what’s next? The legalization and outward acceptance of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA)? Justice Robert Bork was right. Our country is definitely slouching towards Gomorrah.

  7. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What I find so utterly laughable is that the liberals so very much need definitions and boundaries to their rules. Our constitution already has enough in it to specify that a crime is a crime. But now, with “hate crime” legislation, they can narrow the margins to make only certain crimes apply to certain types of people.

    So if I accidentally crash my truck into a guy doinking a puppy, I guess that’s a hate crime.

    So finally we see our very own government approving certain types of sexual practices, and in fact, by doing so, ENDORSING them, which is strictly unconstitutional.

    So nice that all the whackos have come out of the woodwork to proclaim that “everything’s ok”.

    Incidentally, as a side note… Please to take extreme notice to the fact that there has been no “right wing extremist” group descending on DC or anywhere for that matter with guns blazing and these sick perverted bastards getting sniped. As I have attested to all along, the liberals are the violent ones. Us conservatives more often than not, just sit and take it…and the flamers and the rest of the sickos know this.

    So take note as to which is the most tolerant of demographics?







    White Anglo-Saxon heterosexual, hard-working, middle class males?

    Yes, we have a winner.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Wow Rusty ….doinking a puppy is a crime!! So if you hit the guy with your truck ……… put it in reverse and hit him again. 10-4?

  8. neocon mom says:

    This is wrong for so many reasons, the pandering to an identity group, the overreach of both the legislative branch and Federal government, the violation of equal protection under the law.

    But at its most damaging it is an obvious attempt to change the culture. Sooner or later, orthodox Christian teaching on sexual morality will be enough to label many Christian denominations “hate groups”. Islamists will surely get a pass, as they do already, as will some non-white Christians, since they are already sacred cow identity groups to Dems. It’s an attempt to aid the radical pro gay marriage crowd, the types of unruly and sometimes violent protesters/ agitators CA saw after prop 8 passed.

  9. njyankee says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but if I get stabbed by someone I want them to go to jail for the maximum amount of time. And if they happen to be black, or a pedophile, or a woman then that maximum sentence gets even longer because I am none of those things. And then maybe, somewhere down the road, we can even have seperate but equal prisons for all of these different people. Because if there’s one principle that America was founded on, it sure as hell wasn’t “all men are created equal”, its that “all men are unique and special” and should be treated by a different set of rules. (Except white men of course, there’s no amount of uniqueness there)

  10. bronzeprofessor says:

    What does this hate bill have to do with the military? I’m confused.

    • catie says:

      Bobby, I believe that is the only way they can ram this through is to stick it in the defense bill.

  11. pdsand says:

    Of course the other problem is that bill is incorrectly named after Matthew Shepard. When those of us who were paying attention know that his killing was not a hate crime.

    • catie says:

      Pdsand, most of us know that but go “jay walking” & I’d venture a guess very few if anyone would know the real reason behind his death.

    • U NO HOO says:

      Weren’t Matthew Shepard’s killers given life in prison or executed or some other similarly lenient punishment?

    • catie says:

      U No Hoo, the father of Matthew Shepperd showed “mercy where none was shown his son” and they got life sentences. For those of you who forgot, drugs were involved.

    • pdsand says:

      I think they were technically skinned alive in the courtroom and left to bleed to death.

    • catie says:

      I wasn’t implying that what those two did wasn’t horrific at all. It was but so isn’t any murder or rape for that matter. I was simply saying that they made sure it fit the template of what the hate crime cabal wanted to get through. It was an horrific case and those two clowns deserved death.
      I have a former high school classmate sitting in jail for the rest of his life in MO for killing elderly women and taking their checks that supposedly bought insurance and buying drugs instead. Drugs were also involved in that case too but very little came out about that at the time.

  12. Reality Bytes says:

    Hey they forgot people who have sex with furniture. They have feelings too (and splinters).


    • proreason says:

      Do you have any particularly attractive chairs you aren’t using, RB?

      Angelina still isn’t returning my emails.

    • Reality Bytes says:

      You know what they say, Pro; “There’s an ass for every seat.”

  13. wardmama4 says:

    Oh bother – thanks to Dirty Harry – the Senate now wants to become the new milleniums Sister Cleo and have figured out how to divine exactly what someone was thinking/feeling at the exact moment they shot/knifed/beat the heck out of someone of a special/unique/protected group?

    All crimes are hate crimes – and no group should be more equal than any other (isn’t that what all the damn crappola has been about since 1776 until 1965 – only to be revived again by the feminazis in the 70s and now the homosexuals in 2000.

    Yes, Dirty Harry added this to a must pass Defense Authorization bill – as it would not pass the Senate as a stand alone bill and to make matters worse – Vitter also attached the Federal Concealed Carry to this Defense Authorization bill – so all the crapweasels in the Klownposse in DC aren’t Ds.

  14. xomorrison says:

    Pedophiles?? He’s seeking PROTECTION for these perverts? Heartbroken parents have been fighting for protection FROM pediphiles for decades

  15. Reality Bytes says:

    Smiting from On High begins next Tuesday at 11:00am sharp! Avert your eyes, lest you be turned to a pillar of salt.

  16. beautyofreason says:

    When was the last time you heard of someone being attacked or persecuted for having a sexual attraction to plants, or going for a “cougar” (ex. the young male model Jesus w/ zombie trollop Madonna)? Most people don’t know what those “conditions” are, much less care about them.

    I am kind of opposed to hate crimes bills already. Though well-intentioned, they are never used if a person is attacked for being white, Christian, or from any majority group. They are used to punish thoughts on top of actions. If someone kills someone else, it shouldn’t be any worse if that murder was against a spouse or against a stranger of a different race.

    I guess the liberals want protection for these conditions because they believe them to be intrinsic, or genetic on some level. Well Stephen Pinker’s book, the Blank Slate states that even political affiliation has genetic roots – so how about a hate crimes bill for conservatives? I’m joking of course, but conservatives take a lot of crap in the average high school and university more than, say, people who nuzzle up to begonias.

  17. Reality Bytes says:

    “We’re White! We’re Straight! And We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore!

    Somebody wake me when hating straight white folk is a hate crime too.

    Like I said before. We went to war against Britain for far less.

  18. 11ten1775 says:

    The people pushing this are the same bunch that want us to ratify the UNCRC – all for the benefit of the children. They are constantly revealing their duplicity, yet they never get called on it outside of talk radio and conservative websites.
    This makes me so angry.
    Who in their right mind has any interest in protecting anything about perverts who are attracted to children?
    And what about the people (women and children) who don’t want to be “surreptitiously touched by strangers?” Or those (women and children) who don’t want to be rubbed against in crowded places? If they smack the guy doing it, now they’re guilty of a federal offense!
    We’ve lost our moral compass completely. It used to be a given that women and children ought to be protected. This bill does the exact opposite and protects those who seek to harm them.
    Yet the UNCRC lingers out there, and Obama appoints a domestic violence czar – all to make us believe he has some sort of moral code – when the agenda is actually to take rights away from parents and make it easier for men to be falsely accused of abuse.
    What a sad country we’re becoming.

  19. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    Okay, so is PETA gonna protest against this because gerbils can be harmed in gay sexual encounters?
    Who is going to protect the plants! What if the plant doesn’t consent to sex? Is it rape, and thereby, a hate crime?
    Corpses can’t vote (okay, yeah, they do in donkey land) but still…shouldn’t one have to get consent from the corpse prior to the coupling? They make college kids sign consent forms, don’t they? How do we really, really know that the corpse wants sex? Without consent, it’s rape, right?
    If you’re into the strangulation thing, and you go too far and your partner ends up dead, do you get a pass?
    Telephone at home rings….”Hee heeee, hello little Jimmy. Are you at home alone, aaah, ahhh. Can I come over, ahhhh ahhh. Its so legal now for us to get together, ahhh ahhh.
    What a bunch of crapweasles we have in our elected offices.
    Steve, can I say crap weasle?

  20. artboyusa says:

    “Chlorophilia – sexual attraction to plants…”

    “Oh baby, baby” murmured Joe the Deviant. “You look so great, so green and shiny and turgid”. With trembling fingers he caressed the gleaming leaves of the potted palm. “Would you like something to drink? Water, maybe? How about some compost? I know what you like, don’t I?” The palm fronds seemed to nod in silent agreement.

    “Here you go, baby. Drink it all up. You know, the world thinks our love is wrong. They call us ‘sick’. The fools! They’re the ones who are sick! Stupid plantophobes, they can’t understand our special thing”. Joe idly stroked his potted playmate. “That special bond that can grow between a man and a…seedling. But that’s all gonna change, baby. Pretty soon we’ll be able to walk down the street, hand in leaf, like any other couple in love, you in your best pot, with fresh soil and your leaves all shining, and if anybody points a finger or laughs at us, well, they’ll be sorry. Oh yeah… real sorry”.

    “Huh? What’s that? We need to talk? But…but I thought everything was okay. I thought we were happy! Have you been seeing someone else? Huh? Don’t lie to me! Its that hydrangea, isn’t it? I knew it! Coming around here, flaunting his blossoms…wait’ll I get my hands on him! Step aside! Don’t try and stop me, you two-timing slut. I thought you were different! I hope you wither!”

    • Liberals Demise says:


    • jobeth says:

      Artboy…Only you would come up with this stuff! Please, please don’t leave us! You are one of a kind and we need your humor…

      It was humor wasn’t it? :-D

      I’ll have to admit, I am beginning to looking at my handsome Passion plant a little differenly now.

  21. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    Artboy does it again! Nice post.

  22. Reality Bytes says:

    Here you go. Every kind of philia you never thought imaginable.


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