It used to be that when you are caught in a lie, you either admit the truth or slink into a dark corner enveloped by your shame.
As we have seen in the recent case involving Kevin Jennings, some folks are bound and determined to push a lie even if it has been refuted.
And of course number one on this list is the Family Research Council.
I received the following email from the group regarding hate crimes legislation:
The Senate Will Vote to Silence You!
The enactment of so-called "hate crimes" legislation is a long stated objective of the homosexual agenda. It is one step closer to being law and may be voted on this week.
Senate leaders attached the hate crimes legislation to a military funding bill, knowing it would put those who oppose this dangerous bill in a precarious position, vote for giving special protections to homosexuals or vote against funding for the troops. Democratic leaders believe passing their liberal agenda takes precedence over keeping our armed services safe.
The House voted 281 to 146 in favor of extending special federal protection to homosexuals as part of the $680 billion Defense Authorization bill and it is now going to come up for a vote in the Senate-likely this week!
We need your help to stop it.
What "hate crimes" legislation does is lay the legal foundation and framework for investigating, prosecuting and persecuting pastors, business owners, and anyone else whose actions reflect their faith.
The religious liberty protections in the bill are flimsy and when Republicans attempted to strengthen them, they were voted down by Democrats.
The act would establish a new FEDERAL offense for so-called "hate crimes" and add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as protected classes. It will mandate a separate federal criminal prosecution for state offenses.
The American credo calls for equal justice under the law, not equal justice unless you happen to be homosexual, then you get special treatment. ALL people deserve to be protected from crime, not just certain groups.
Sign our Petition TODAY to say equal protection under the law means equal protection for ALL. Please join the over 80,000 people who have already signed this petition.
That's 80,000 people in America (if we are to believe the FRC) who have been buffaloed and cajoled to believe that if sexual orientation and gender identity are included under already existing hate crimes legislation, the "gay police" is going to break into their churches or business and arrest people who publicly say that homosexuality is a sin.
Despite the fact that this lie has been refuted more times than I care to mention, FRC insists on repeating it.
I really shouldn't be surprised. The FRC have been lying about lgbts for years.
Funny thing about petitions, though.
They tend to only work if your position hasn't been publicly and continuously refuted.
In the long run, I am hoping that the only thing FRC's petition accomplishes is wonderment on how so many people can get bamboozled at one time.