On Thursday the Senate is going to vote on a bill that is believed to lay the ground work for religious persecution. Ashley Horn the federal issues analyst for Focus on the Family Action, said
"Gay activists have and will continue to use these kinds of laws to silence Christians who speak publicly about God's design for human sexuality – and make them pay if they stand up for their beliefs." CitizenLink
The legislation is being called a Hate-Crimes Amendment . The goal is to prosecute any person who speaks publicly against the gay rights movement. Government interference of this kind goes against the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution; it is denying freedom of press and freedom of religion. This legislation is being hidden in the Defense Authorization Bill, so call your Senators and ask them to vote no on the Hate-Crimes Amendment.