Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, submitted that a simple sentence, an amendment, to H.R. 1913 (House version of the hate crimes bill) in the House Judiciary Committee to read the following:

"The term sexual orientation as used in this act or any amendments to this act does not include pedophilia."

His suggestion was rejected. Why?

Because Democrats support that form of perversion.

 

5 Responses to “Why would anyone reject this amendment to the hate crimes bill?”

  1. LHOOQ says:

    Because it implies that homosexuals are pedophiles, which is false.
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  2. Holy Cow! says:

    Sexual orientations were already defined in the bill. It was nothing more than snark.
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/republican-political-hack_b_198326.html

  3. Cap'n T says:

    It’s called political grandstanding.
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  4. Gen. Stiggo says:

    It was not necessary, and would have opened up a whole can of worms. Pedophilia is not recognized by anyone as an orientation, simply a fetish or perversion. So there was no reason for this to be included. But including it would have led to the potential implication that anything that could be considered related to any of the categories listed in the bill that wasn’t specifically included would be protected.

    And, just so you know, I’m a liberal who doesn’t like hate crimes laws.
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  5. The Saint says:

    Because Democrats support that form of perversion.
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