The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act is being challenged in a lawsuit filed by American Family Association of Michigan, which is a Christian Political Activist Group and Filed by the Thomas More Law Center -- which bills itself as the religious answer to the American Civil Liberties Union -- the complaint claims that protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people "is an effort to eradicate religious beliefs opposing the homosexual agenda from the marketplace of ideas by demonizing, vilifying, and criminalizing such beliefs as a matter of federal law and policy."
So, let me try to understand. They think the bill discriminates against their beliefs by forbidding them to demonize, vilify and criminalize and hate who they please? I am trying to see the logic here or the legal basis with out it turning into a Mobius strip of impossible legal geometry. The American Family Association of Michigan has actually claimed that this bill is an attempt to "erradicate" their religious beliefs!But then again, most really good religions aren't worth their salt if they can't get a good hate on once in a while!