Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hate crimes don't impact religious freedom

The Exodus International web site has a ridiculous editorial about how hate crime laws will affect religious freedom. The problem with their logic is that hate crime laws go into effect after a crime is committed. Do they want religious freedom to beat someone up using a bat? I suspect not or, if they do, they won't admit it. Religious freedom and worship, freedom of speech, the ability to speak one's mind is not affected by hate crime laws. My freedoms and your freedoms are not affected.

There are problems with some, if not all, hate crime laws. Those problems have nothing to do with the right to worship free from state interference.

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