Jim DeMint's Anti-Gay Letter to Christian Right
I don't believe Jim DeMint is pandering. DeMint is a true bigot. The Senator sent a letter out to Christian Right leaders. DeMint claims that hate crimes legislation will take away religious leaders right to speak "biblical truths." This is utter nonsense. The First amendment gives Americans the right to express freedom of religion and speech. What hates crime legislation does is not allow a nutcase to beat someone to death because of his or her sexuality, race or (get this) religion.
The federal legislation was created after the brutal murders of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law. If DeMint was a true Christian he would pass legislation to make sure such murders never happen again.
DeMint's letter under the fold.