HB 426, the “hate crimes” bill, could be voted on by the full House on Thursday, March 7. This very dangerous bill, sponsored by Republican State House member Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula), needs to be stopped in its tracks.
Talking Points on HB 426:
- Violates equal protection by treating some victims as more worthy of protection than others.
- Punishes thoughts, not actions. Hate crimes bills ignore that the act is already a crime; instead, they ramp up punishment because the perpetrator was thinking something which the government disapproves. Empowering the government to assess and approve/disapprove thoughts is a very totalitarian concept.
- Injects identity politics into Georgia criminal law.
- Will inevitably be used against Christians, as has happened in Canada and the United Kingdom.
- For the first time in Georgia Code, enshrines “sexual orientation” as worthy of special protection.
- Does not define “sexual orientation,” leaving that term open to expansion. The American Psychological Association and other LGBT activists are already pushing to have pedophilia reclassified as a sexual orientation.
Immediate Action Needed!
Just two calls are needed on the bill.
- Contact Rep. Chuck Efstration, the bill sponsor, and urge him to pull the bill. Phone: 404-656-5105 | E-mail ([email protected])
- Contact your House member and urge him/her to vote NO on the so-called “hate crimes” bill should it come to the floor for a vote. Click here to find your House member. Type in your address in the box on the right side of the page.
Please pray against the Enemy as David did in Psalm 55:9, “Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words … ”
Thank you for taking the time to make the two calls.