Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Federal Protections People Victimized Because of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation - Puts Benedict XVI & His Hierarchy “On The Run” In USA

Updated - November 7, 2009

Senate Approves Broadened Hate-Crime Measure

By DAVID STOUTThe New York Times – International Herald Tribune

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday to extend new federal protections to people who are victimized because of their gender or sexual orientation, bringing the legislation close to reality after years of fierce debate.

he 68 -29 vote sends the measure to President Obama, who has said he supports it. The measure, attached to an essential military-spending bill, broadens the definition of federal hate crimes to include those committed because of a victim’s gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

It gives them the same federal safeguards already afforded to people who are victims of violent crimes because of their race, color, religion or national origin.

Supporters of the legislation argued that it would deter those tempted to attack people out of bigotry, and that extra protections for those victimized because of their sexuality were needed because such crimes have been on the rise. Read complete article - By DAVID STOUT The New York Times – International Herald Tribune

Photo - Inquisition

Q&A on Hate Crimes:

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act – read more - Human Rights Campaign

Related Links:

Hate Crimes Bill Passes… on it way to Obama for signature - by Paula Brooks – Lez Get Real

Hate Crimes History An Inch At A Time: Reflections on the Journey: Rev. Susan Russell

Congress extends hate crimes law to include gays – The Boston Globe

Hate crimes bill goes to Obama for signature

Senate passes measure that would protect gays The Washington Post

Congress Passes Hate Crimes Bill – abc NEWS

Bill making violence against gays a hate crime headed to White House Los Angeles Times

Senate passes bill expanding hate crimes law - San Francisco Chronicle

Hate Crimes Legislation Heads to the President's Desk - BY MICHAEL A. JONES

Will Hate Crimes Extend


Victimization & Harm


Benedict XVI and His Hierarchy


Gay Priests and LGBT Children Growing Up In USA?

Let The Investigations Begin or Continue!

Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & accomplices

The Vatican to pay for the lifetime of harm caused by their unsubstantiated antigay teachings to LGBT children growing up, like the Tobacco Companies had to pay for the lifetime damage they caused their consumers.

Impending rules on gay priests create Catholic divide – by Charles Honey – The Grand Rapids Press – October 8, 2005

When the Rev. Martin Kurylowicz came out to his Sparta parish eight years ago, he said he had struggled for years with his homosexuality.

The Catholic priest says the struggle would be made harder for many others if the Vatican issues new rules that reportedly would ban gays from becoming priests…

…"I sizzled when I read it," said Kurylowicz, 55. "It's very hurtful, is what it is. In this day and age, there's no reason for it. It sends a message that there's something wrong with gays."

Kurylowicz said he spoke out then to raise awareness of violence against gays and teach others homosexuality is not a choice but an inborn trait. Church leaders still don't understand that and contribute to gays' poor selfesteem, he said…

…"Kids as young as 4 or 5 know they're different," said Kurylowicz, a psychotherapist at the Guidance Center in Southgate with a private practice in Canton. "They grow up with this pervasive guilt, which sabotages their growth and motivation."

The result is thousands of dollars in therapy to accept their natural orientation, he said, adding,

"Does the Vatican want to take that on, like the tobacco industry had to take on for the damage it caused consumers?"…

Read complete article – by Charles Honey - Religion Editor - The Grand Rapids Press – Archives

Related Links:

Threats, Silence, Harm and Disposal of Catholic Personnel Supportive of LGBT Adults and Children - Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s Directives To Hierarchy

Feels Like The 4th Of July!!!

Important note: I mean no disrespect to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.

Kids are being hurt!!!

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