Ex-homosexual Exposes How Hate Crime Laws Criminalize Christian Speech this Sunday on Coral Ridge

A former lesbian uncovers how hate crime laws suppress free speech and criminalize Christians who share their faith with homosexuals on March 29, on The Coral Ridge Hour, the nationally televised weekly broadcast from Coral Ridge Ministries.
 
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Ex-homosexual Exposes How Hate Crime Laws Criminalize Christian Speech this Sunday on The Coral Ridge Hour



FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (March 25, 2009) –A former lesbian uncovers how hate crime laws suppress free speech and criminalize Christians who share their faith with homosexuals this Sunday, March 29, on The Coral Ridge Hour, the nationally televised weekly broadcast from Coral Ridge Ministries. http://www.coralridge.org/medialibrary/default.aspx?mediaID=CRH0913_F



“To me, sharing my story of freedom from homosexuality as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ is a loving thing to do to . . .,” says program guest Christine Sneeringer, head of Worthy Creations, an outreach which helps men and women find freedom from homosexuality. “And yet, the gay community would say ‘that’s a hateful thing to do’ because you’re not saying we’re good and wonderful.”



Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel; and Dr. Julie Harren Hamilton, a marriage and family therapist, are also guests on the March 29 feature.



Sneeringer says on the broadcast that hate crime laws target ideas, not conduct. “It is directed at thought. It is directed at a coerced, forced belief that homosexuality is right and normal and should be acceptable for all.”



To educate viewers about hate crime legislation, two resources, Ten Truths About Hate Crime Laws, and the DVD, Hate Crime Laws: Censoring the Church and Silencing Christians, are offered on the program. http://store.coralridge.org/ProductDetails.aspx?pc=115441 Coral Ridge Ministries is also gathering signatures on a petition to Congress, available on Coral Ridge Ministries’ website, which urges Washington officials to oppose the liberty-limiting law.



“Can you imagine a hate crime bill that criminalizes a person for sharing hope, for reaching out in love to tell someone how Jesus Christ changed their life?” asks program host Dr. Jerry Newcombe. “It’s unimaginable, and yet, it’s not far-fetched. In many countries, it’s already a reality. Now the same could happen here.”



“Spiritual Sight,” a sermon preached by Coral Ridge Ministries’ founder Dr. D. James Kennedy, precedes the television feature. Visit The Coral Ridge Hour station log for TV station listings and times. http://www.coralridge.org/stationfinder/default.aspx?cur=crh





INTERVIEW REQUESTS: To request an interview with Dr. Jerry Newcombe, host and senior producer of The Coral Ridge Hour, please contact Andrew Scott at a.scott@crministries.org, (954) 334-5332.

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