From The New Civil Rights Movement…

If ignorance is bliss, this guy is on cloud nine…

Oklahoma Senator: “Sexual orientation is like


Oklahoma Republican State Senator Steve Russell presented a bill yesterday in an attempt to “opt-out” of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Law. Opting-out will cost Oklahoma $5 million.

The Oklahoma Daily reports,

“The federal government should not be creating a special class of people, and that is just what they did when they passed and signed this bill,” Russell said. “All crimes against another person have some level of hate in them, and people can be assured that our laws that protect people against crimes such as murder are sufficient to protect everyone.”

Russell said because the government has decided to intervene on issues of morality, he is worried that religious leaders who speak out against any lifestyle could be imprisoned for their speech.

“The law is very vague to begin with,” Russell said. “Sexual orientation is a very vague word that could be extended to extremes like necrophilia.”

Russell said he is also concerned if someone is attacked and killed for his or her sexual orientation, the suspect could pass the blame onto a religious leader who preached out against the lifestyle of the victim who was attacked.

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