House Moves To Protect Pedophilia, Sadism, Bestiality

H.R. 1913, the updated "Matthew Shepard" bill, will make you a federally-protected minority group if you have any of the following "orientations":
potemnophilia, asphyxophilia, autogynephilia, coprophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, gerontosexuality, incest, kleptophilia, klismaphilia, necrophilia, partialism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, telephone scatalogia, toucherism, transgenderism, transsexual, transvestite, transvestic fetishism, urophilia, voyeurism, or zoophilia.

How do I know this (I don't even know what most of those things are)? Because the Republicans are being openly mocked for proposing an amendment that would specifically exclude these groups. Rep. Hastings in the video link laughs at the Republicans for being ridiculous, but then goes on to admit they'll all be protected by the proposed legislation.

Consult the Congressional record for the debate (esp. p. H4932 & ff). The House Committee also voted down an amendment to exempt pedophiles. If it were simply a matter of saying, "Pedophiles shouldn't be killed," that would be one thing (although the law already says that when it calls murder --of anyone-- a federal offense); but anyone covered by the law is now a federally-protected class.

The bill itself is hateful: hate crimes legislation is an effort to control thought, which is not only an evil thing to do, but a stupid one. Telling people they can't hate a certain group usually has the effect of increasing hatred; the only way to dispel hatred is with the light of open discussion (and mockery!).