One of the dumbest arguments we hear from the Christian right is that it’s now illegal to criticize homosexuality. Bill Muehlenberg, an American wingnut now living in Australia, writes at BarbWire that hate crime laws make it illegal for him to say the very thing he says on a daily basis:
All over the West diabolical hate crime laws are being passed, with Christians who take their God and their Scriptures seriously the primary target. The militants have convinced many of our elites that homosexuality should be a politically protected lifestyle, immune from any criticism or critique.
Homosexuals are the new untouchables. They cannot be questioned, challenged or crossed. Any attempt to do so will be treated as a hate crime and punished accordingly. Not only can the other 98.5% of society not utter a contrary word about this lifestyle, but the militants can wage war against us with gay abandon.
Help, help, I’m being repressed! They’ll imprison me for saying the things I say over and over again with no repercussions whatsoever.