Senate Close to Silencing Religious Speech:
Citizenlink: The "hate-crimes" bill, being considered… …pastors who preach against homosexuality could end up prosecuted if they are found to have "induced" a hate-crime against a self-identified homosexual by preaching from the Bible.
Leviticus 20:13: If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman...They must be put to death
CitizenLink: “there's no dramatic increase in…sexual-orientation hate crimes”
So because the “inducement” of killing gay men, via "preaching from the Bible," hasn’t resulted in a recorded “increase” of murders, they feel that it's more important to be concerned about their freedom to further incite the murder of gay men, via "religious speech," than to be concerned about their gay brothers who are actually being murdered.