Here's the headline from the email blast making the rounds rallying the conservative base to block the long overdue update of the Hate Crimes Bill to include sexual orientation and gender identity by defeating H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007:
Pro-Homosexual/Drag Queen Bill
On Fast Track In House Of Representatives!
You can read their whole "spin" of the issue here ... but the energy and the venom being unleashed by the conservative fringe on this legislative initiative designed to live out what many of us claim as a traditional value -- responding to Our Lord's call to tend to the needs of "the least of these" among us by protecting the oppressed and marginalized from hate crime violence -- only makes the case for why such legislation is so necessary.
Here's the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) link to their action on Capitol Hill next week lobbying for the passage of H.R. 1592 -- I'll be there along with about 250 other clergy from all 50 states ... keep us in your prayers ... and do call or write your U.S Representative and urge their support for this important legislation!