Democrat Admits ‘Hate Crime’ Bill Will Protect 30 Sexual Orientations, screams the headline at Right Side News.

Now, I’ve got to be honest with you I didn’t know there were more sexual orientations than flavors at your local Baskin Robbins. That’s a little disturbing.

I can come up with just two off the top of my head. Oh wait…three. So right away I have to click on this story and see what I’m missing. And then I’m thinking “Do I really want to read what I’m about to read?” But then I thought of you guys languishing in ignorance so I decided to jump in and check it out. That’s right. I’m a martyr who’s just interested in informing you.

Here’s a chunk of the story:

During floor debate on H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) admitted that this so-called “hate crimes” bill will protect the 30 mostly bizarre sexual orientations listed by the American Psychiatric Association.

These 30 sexual orientations/paraphilias are among numerous listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) and in other psychiatric literature…

Here is Hastings’ transcript from the Congressional Record, April 29, 2009:
We had an amendment offered by one of our colleagues to this particular legislation. I guess it was done in a creative fashion, and certainly the author of it did spend some time looking in the dictionary or creating new terms. And I apologize to our transcriber, but I am going to put in the Record what we have to put up with in the Rules Committee.

“The term sexual orientation,” this proposed amendment said, “as used in this act, or any amendments made by this act, does not include apotemnophilia, asphyxophilia, autogynephilia, coprophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, gerontosexuality, incest, kleptophilia, klismaphilia, necrophilia, partialism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, telephone scatalogia, toucherism, transgenderism, transsexual, transvestite, transvestic fetishism, urophilia, voyeurism, or zoophilia.”…

This is serious business. Mr. Speaker, we can’t legislate love, but we can legislate against hate. This legislation may not rid us of the intolerance and prejudices that continue to taint our society, but it will provide an added deterrent to those for whom these feelings manifest themselves into acts of violence. They will be fully aware that, should they commit a hate crime, there will be no lenience and they will not slip through the cracks of the American legal system.

Further, passage of this Hate Crimes bill will increase public education and awareness and encourage Americans to report hate crimes that all too often are silent.

Mr. Speaker, this bill addresses our resolve to end violence based on prejudice, and to guarantee that all Americans, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability–or all of these philias and fetishes and isms that were put forward–need not live in fear because of who they are.

So these groups will all be protected minorities under this hate crimes legislation.

Apotemnophilia is the erotic interest in being or looking like an amputee.

Asphyxophilia is a sexual practice, of arranging to produce asphyxiation during sex.

Necrophilia is the sexual attraction to corpses.

Pedophilia – We all know what that is.

Telephone scatalogia -The love of making obscene phone calls.

Zoophilia -Also known as bestiality,

So while all these folks would be members of protected classes by law, Christians are most certainly not. And little babies in the womb are definitely not protected. Hey maybe that’s an idea, someone add fetal-Americans to the list of protected classes by hate crime legislation. Maybe nobody would notice. Maybe that would be a nice end run around the Supreme Court.

It’s not like these legislators actually read the bills they vote on anyway. Maybe we should try it.

What a country, huh? A country with legislators who don’t read bills that protects people who like to strangle other people during sex but not innocent children.