Senator’s Use of Defense Funding Bill to Pass “Hate Crimes” Proposal Called “Reckless”

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FOREST, VA – The leader of a national pro-family organization is accusing a U.S. Senator of jeopardizing the welfare of American soldiers in an underhanded attempt to have “sexual orientation” added to the list of federally-protected hate crimes categories.
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
Family Policy Network (FPN) President Joe Glover described Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy’s decision to add a controversial “hate crimes proposal to a military spending bill as “reckless” and “possibly treasonous” in an email to the group’s supporters in all 50 states.

Kennedy’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act is described by Glover as “a shockingly manipulative attempt to force the President to sign [‘hate crimes’ based on ‘sexual orientation’] into federal law.” He added, “It is a shameless attempt to push the homosexual agenda on the American people by exploiting American soldiers who are currently in harm’s way around the world.”

Glover concluded the message to his group’s supporters by warning of the threat to religious free speech posed by the Kennedy hate crimes scheme. He wrote, “Ted Kennedy and his far-left allies will stop at nothing to stamp out the rights of Christians like you and me — even if he has to trample on U.S. soldiers to do it.”


Family Policy Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The group runs an Internet outreach for people who wish to leave the homosexual lifestyle at

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Family Policy Network (FPN) has uncovered data revealing homosexuals are more than TWICE AS LIKELY to be the perpetrators of violence against other homosexuals than are heterosexuals are to commit so-called “hate crimes.” You can view this evidence as well as other reasons to oppose adding “sexual orientation” to specially-protected “hate crimes” categories on FPN’s website at