Washington Weekly Review

December 5, 2007

Democrat Leaders Want to Include Special Rights for Homosexuals as Embodied in a "Hate Crimes" Amendment to Critical Long Overdue Defense Bill Needed to Support American Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Democrat leaders in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate are jeopardizing the lives of our American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by refusing to provide support and indeed funding for these American heroes. Just as outrageous, the Democrat leaders want to provide special rights for homosexuals by including a so-called "Hate Crimes" Amendment in the fiscal year 2008 Defense Authorization Conference Report, daring President Bush to veto the bill with this despicable amendment attached to it. It is urgent that Christian Coalition of America supporters immediately contact members of the Senate and House Conference Committee to tell them to vote NO on including the abominable "Hate Crimes" Amendment in the Defense bill.

There is only one remaining issue which the members of the House and Senate Conference Committee -- working on a compromise between the House version and the Senate version of the Defense Authorization bill -- are considering. And that is whether to include the Senate amendment expanding race-based hate-crime laws to include crimes committed against people because of their gender, sexual orientation, or disability. New penalties and new spending for state and local prosecutions of these so-called "hate crimes" are included in the Senate "Hate Crimes" Amendment.

ACTION Item: It is urgent that Christian Coalition of America supporters immediately contact the following members of the Senate and House Conference Committee who voted FOR the "Hate Crimes" Amendment to urge them to vote NO on including the abominable "Hate Crimes" Amendment in the Defense bill.

Immediately call the following Senators at 202-224-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and urge them to not include the "Hate Crimes" Amendment in the Defense Authorization bill:

Senators: Carl Levin (Chairman) (D-Michigan): 202-224-6221; Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia): 202-224-3954; Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut): 202-224-4041; Bill Nelson (D-Florida): 202-224-5274; Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska): 202-224 -6551; Evan Bayh (D-Indiana): 202-224-5623; Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas): 202-224-2353, Jim Webb (D-Virginia): 202-224-4024; Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri): 202-224-6154; John Warner (R-Virginia): 202-224-2023

Immediately call the following Members of the House of Representatives at 202-224-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and urge them to not include the "Hate Crimes" Amendment in the Defense Authorization bill:

Representatives: Ike Skelton (Chairman) (D-Missouri): 202-225-2876; Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas): 202-225-7742; Vic Snyder (D-Arkansas) 202-225 -2506; John Spratt (D-South Carolina): 202-225-5501; Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee): 202-225-4311; Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas): 202-225-4831; Mark Udall (D-Colorado): 202-225-2161; Jim Marshall (D-Georgia): 202-225-6531; Jim Saxton (R-New Jersey): 202-225-4765

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”

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