So, basically, the moron who walked into your offices with guns blazing might be prosecuted under laws that you very much want to eradicate. Wow. That’s pretty ironic, huh? And not idiot-hipster-kid-who-thinks-wearing-a-dumb-shirt-is-irony irony, but actual, real, honest to God, Wayne LaPierre-accidentally-shooting-himself-in-the-testicles irony.
What are you guys going to do, here? It’s ultimately up to DC to determine whether or not they prosecute this guy under hate crime statutes, and they would be well within their rights to. The dude walked into your offices and tried to kill people based solely on the religious beliefs of those who worked there, and that is absolutely a hate crime. What will you do if DC decides to go that way? Will you hire a lawyer to lobby against that decision? Will you hire a lawyer to represent the gunman? It has to be a tough situation for you. You have my sympathies.
If you will allow me, I would like to try to ease your minds a bit. In the first place, your slippery slope argument that speaking out against homosexuality from the pulpit will become illegal doesn’t seem to have much traction when you compare it to real life.
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