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Rep. Gohmert (R-TX): Hate Crimes Bill Holding Soldiers Hostage

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Last night on the House floor, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) attacked the Matthew Shepard hate crimes bill, which is attached to a defense appropriations bill. Gohmert says the hate crimes bill is holding soldiers hostage, preventing hate preachers from stating their opinions, and attacking the moral fabric of America.

Reps. Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, and Jerrold Nadler rebutted Gohmert's sickening diatribe.

Watch them all, AFTER THE JUMP... 

(via inlookout)

UPDATE: The House later defeated a motion to strip the hate crimes bill from the DoD appropriations bill.

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  1. What a nasty piece of work Gohmert is; but what can you expect from someone from Texas? Three cheers for Barney, Jerrold, and Tammy though.

    Posted by: crissy | Oct 7, 2009 9:34:29 AM


  2. Barney Frank is constantly surprising me with his wit and intelligence. Comparing religion to homosexuality on the basis of choice was brilliant. Its significantly easier to prove that religion IS a choice, and DOES receive the very thing they don't want others to have: "special rights". Religious freedoms are protected from discrimination under federal law, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people should be no different. Kudos to you Barney Frank. Kudos.

    Posted by: Patrick | Oct 7, 2009 9:55:03 AM


  3. I don't have any fabulously clever gay uncles or aunts, so I've decided to adopt one.

    Hope Uncle Barney won't mind!

    Posted by: sparks | Oct 7, 2009 10:18:56 AM


  4. PETA needs to investigate Gohmert

    Posted by: planetspinz | Oct 10, 2009 3:05:41 AM


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