S.909 - Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act

A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act as introduced.
  • Short: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act as introduced.

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  • krystaltgirl 07/08/2009 2:29pm
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    Need I say more another christian righter who obviously hasn’t read the bill, yet claims it will limit free speech

  • phans4u 07/08/2009 4:49pm

    The nation falls in love with John; the people elect him to the highest office in the country, and he is shot dead. Bobby is marked as a fierce and courageous prosecutor, with political promise of his Own, and he’s shot dead. Fifty years later, Teddy is still alive, and is being used by the Jewish Lobby as a brand, to stamp on pieces of Shit, like S909. Is there No justice in this world?

  • krystaltgirl 07/08/2009 8:54pm
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    I would like to invite every right wing christian wacko to comment often on these websites regarding how much you detest the GLBT population……please tell us how much you hate us in bold words….. You will only be showing the educated Americans exactly why we need laws like these….. Thank you

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    phans4u 07/09/2009 3:26am

    I have seen your multitudinous posts, attacking Christians, even when there has been no reply to your previous post. That’s unfortunate and sad that you feel the need to attempt to provoke hate speech toward you, by those who the legislation would Not protect.
    By now, most have seen the TRUTHTELLERS.ORG video of Eric Holder NOT being able to offer a Single specific instance to defend the necessity for this tripe, upon repeated questioning by Tom Coburn and Jeff Sessions.
    Please stop acting as a provocateur of verbal violence. I’m fairly confident that most don’t hate you. Those who have a true relationship with the living God fear him, and feel pity for you and your inner torment. And they would wish that you find such a relationship, yourself.
    Start by reading the book of Matthew. Given the level of your intellectual adroitness, I am sure you will find a way to open your mind and open your heart to its message.

  • Jana 07/09/2009 3:53am

    This is simply another attack on Free Speech. Unacceptable.

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    TinaStorm 07/12/2009 3:09pm

    How is S.909 an attack on Free Speech? Is it free speech when someone yells ‘FIRE’ in a crowded room, especially when there is no fire? The result of that is usually people race to exits to get out of that area by what ever means thay can, no matter who they trample on, hurt or kill. And there was never a fire to begin with.
    If your child were GAY – LESBIAN – TRANSGENDER, would you still maintain your opinion that S.909 was an attack on FREE SPEECH?
    (take those shades off and open your eyes to the truth)

  • JBavet 07/09/2009 3:07pm

    This bill along with the House passed HR1913 are simply UN-AMERICAN and SICKENING!

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    pandawa 07/13/2009 10:45am

    in a comic book where he belongs.
    and where most Repubs. belong as well apparently,

  • krystaltgirl 07/09/2009 3:33pm
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    You follow the lead of rev ted pike………….. wow …….. ya he’s a true voice of god…… I think I might get i’ll….. anyone got a barf bag?

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 10:52am

    I have said before that I agree that there are current laws that prosecute individuals for violent crimes and it is true that those responsible for the death of Matthew Sheppard are serving two life sentences. The problem is that throughout the history of this country many groups are often overlooked as true victims because of some bias the police departments or officers have. I agree that did not happen in Matthew Sheppards case, but the bill really isn’t about him, despite the nickname it has picked up because of the involvement of his family. Notice that the stated groups covered by the bill are not just limited to the GLBT community… yet virtually every comment here and on christian websites are centered on that group only. You mention truthtellers.org…. notice his (ted pike)love for all mankind. He is a self serving wacko on a hate mission against jews and gays…. do you really think he represents the will of God? I don’t recall Jesus focusing on homosexuals…HMMMM

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 10:56am
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    I will gladly debate the merits of this bill from a legal and social perspective with anyone….. but not from a religous perspective given that I believe in the very words of the framers of the constitution that there is in effect a wall between church and state and that religion is left up to the individual and not the state….Thomas Jeffersons own words when speaking to the Danbury Baptist church…

  • debi9kids 07/10/2009 1:23pm
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    ALL crimes are hate crimes. None worse than the other. All are commited through hate.

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    TinaStorm 07/10/2009 5:34pm

    I’m sure you are just confused. Some crimes are of the heart, some are love crimes, some are related to personal gain and/or money, some are comitted our of survival, and crimes that are caused accidental causes are? (not hate crimes) What would you call the crime that transpired between Cane and Abell, Jealousy?

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 1:33pm
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    Not really true, nice try, but there are many motives for violence and hate of a group of people is simply one of them.

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 1:41pm
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    For example, one might attack a loved one out of jealousy, one might attack someone for being ripped off in a drug deal, one might just be mantally ill and think the voices wanted them to attack another, someone might have gotten an unhappy meal at mcdonalds or a misfortune cookie at the asian buffet. The list of motives is endless. I would agree that all violent crime is a crime and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Let me ask when the last time you walked into walmart and were verbally attacked by three morons simply for being you?

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 1:50pm
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    Ask a Jewish victim of nazi Germany about hate crimes…… In our country we are educated enough to realize that a violent crime is a violent crime to the victim .. period! Yet we also realize that allowing a majority to freely victimize a minority group because that’;s how most of us feel is inherently wrong also. Try living a single week in anothers shoes and you might change your views. All one needs to do in regard to the GLBT population is look at the comments here and on all the christian websites to get a feel for the hate we deal with on a daily basis, but then again some of you feel the Jews had it coming didn’t they?

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    JBavet 07/10/2009 2:59pm

    You are a loud mouth that belches out only hot air. Why not blow out your vocal diarrhea on windmills!

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 4:16pm

    i’m sorry did a new moron show his ugly head

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 4:26pm

    j did you forget to take your meds again?

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 4:42pm

    Oh no look out the jews and homosexuals are taking over the world…. Are the rest of you reading this? These are the type of paranoid wacko’s we face everyday. If you support this type of America then I really doubt the future of this country. Thank God I know from serving my country in combat that most real Americans aren’t dilusional like some clearly are…. mmmmmmm j.

  • phans4u 07/10/2009 4:44pm

    I don’t mind pretenders—especially when they make for such good entertainment.

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 4:51pm

    Phans4u I see your watching….now you are worth debating with…. tell me what about this bill bothers or scares you? I’m being serious…. I am very well educated and don’t waste much time with bottom feeders, like j

  • phans4u 07/10/2009 4:56pm

    in the name of Jesus Christ, don’t you Dare address me again directly.

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    driman03 07/16/2009 7:33am


  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 5:00pm

    Are you related to j

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 5:04pm

    You both might want to see your doctors to get your clozaril adjusted. you have a nice day!

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 5:32pm

    To the public…. notice that when given the open and honest opportunity to debate the actual topics and merit of the bill…. the right runs from the chance. Meaningful dialoque could have transpired…. instead just more confrontational language. It only shows that those who hate the GLBT population are not interested in getting along and coexisting in a peaceful society. They really just want a world that fits their very narrow view of America. So I thank you for helping to reinforce to the general public and members of the senate why we do indead nead legislation like bill S. 909.

  • krystaltgirl 07/10/2009 5:47pm

    You go Tina…..we love you

  • jemjhj 07/13/2009 2:31am

    all people are created in God’s image and should be respected and have equal rights. But this does not mean the government should openly promote behavior that the Bible says is Wrong and that medical journals Report is profoundly unheathy. Instead, society Should encourage people to overcome unhealthy temptations, as millions do ever day all across America! I oppose this Bill.

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    TinaStorm 07/13/2009 8:19am

    We are commanded by the Ten Commandments, not subjucated conjecture produced by your religious beliefs.
    I think God is much bigger than your small thinking. If you ever read the Bible, you will know that very little is mentioned about sexuality or gender identity in the scriptures. I have read the Bible cover to cover, participated with christian ministry, and continue to attend church; minister’s openions about gay life tend to stray away from the word, leading them to encourage their congregation to become judge-jury-& -executioner of gay, lesbian, and transgender people.
    GLBT advocacy groups already promote safe sex in their own communities .Most Psychologists and Neurosurgeons agree, you can’t change the wiring of the brain to be heterosexual or homosexual, you are either one or the other. Protecting rights of individual HUMANBEINGS should be more important than satisfying your religious beliefs on the national agenda. This bill should be passed!!!

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