On his cartoonishly sophomoric Fox TV show, Sean Hannity claimed that Democrats want to afford more protection to pedophiles than military service members. According to Hannity and his guest (some right-wing House member), the hate crimes bill would protect child molesters.
Ridiculous, and Hannity knows it. But “pedophile” is a Dobson/Robertson code word for “gay,” and don’t think Hannity isn’t aware of that.
It’s painful to be on the same side of an issue as these bigots, but I stand by my opposition to hate crimes on principal. And if you think it’s off-base to question the motives of certain Republicans vocal in their opposition, then you’re not reading between the lines — hell, you’re ignoring direct quotes.