As something of a follow-up to my last post, Rick Scarborough just issued yet another press release about the upcoming press conference challenging hate crimes legislation in which he compared those participating in the event to Martin Luther King:
On October 28, President Barack Obama signed into law a measure extending the federal hate crimes statute to include so-called sexual orientation. The ministers believe this will criminalize all criticism of homosexual behavior, including that contained in the Bible.
To test this belief and protest a clear violation of First Amendment freedom of speech and religion, various clergy will preach short sermons and read passages from the Bible regarding homosexual behavior. Like Dr. Martin Luther King and the Sixties Civil Rights movement, they will engage in civil disobedience to protest injustice.
On a semi-related note, here’s another short clip of Scarborough on Janet Porter’s radio program saying what while President Obama was “so careful in choosing his words and calling for caution” after the shooting at Fort Hood, “he threw all that to the wind when George Tiller was shot in his church … There was no hesitancy in this particular presidency to immediately assume that there were conspirators … There was a quick jump to judgment in that issue”:
For the record, here is President Obama’s statement on the murder of Tiller:
I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.