Friday, February 05, 2010

Pastors Sue Over Hate Crimes Law

A federal lawsuit was filed this week against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of three Michigan pastors and the president of the American Family Association of Michigan — challenging the constitutionality of the 2009 "Hate Crimes" law. They allege it violates their civil rights.

The complaint was filed by the TMLC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of Pastors Levon Yuille, Rene Ouellette, James Combs and Gary Glenn, the president of AFA of Michigan. The complaint states that Christians now can become the target of federal investigations, grand juries and even charges for no more than opposing the activism of homosexuals who want not only public endorsement of their life choices, but to halt any criticism of those decisions.

"On account of ... the Hate Crimes Act, plaintiffs are targets for government scrutiny, questioning, investigation, surveillance, and other adverse law enforcement actions and thus seek judicial reassurance that they can freely participate in their speech and related religious activities without being investigated or prosecuted by the government or becoming part of official records because of their Christian beliefs," the lawsuit explains. [,]

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