Poll: Homosexuals Don't Qualify As True Minority
July 7, 2008 - 7:02 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A poll commissioned by Family Research Council and conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide found that 98% of respondents think that the murder of a homosexual and a heterosexual are equally serious and should both be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Ninety-three percent said that criminals should be punished for their actions alone, not their thoughts, and that their victims should receive equal protection from the law.
"The American people aren't buying the story that people who engage in homosexual behaviors deserve the same special legal protections as true minorities," Family Research Council Chief Spokesperson Janet Parshall said Tuesday. "The 'gay' party line that homosexuals have suffered injustices similar to those that Dr. Martin Luther King fought against is a groundless comparison."
"The poll exposes the fundamental inequity of 'hate crimes' legislation," Parshall said.
"Americans want to see all people receive equal protection under the law. As heinous as Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard's murder was, the murder of an 8-year-old Wyoming girl, Christian Lamb, was at least as horrific. We should expect the government to treat the little girl's murder no differently than the 'gay' college student's," Parshall said.
"While people struggle with the notion of whether homosexuals can change, seventy percent of respondents answered that homosexual sex is a bigger health risk than heterosexual sex. Seven out of ten people also say that children do better in two-parent heterosexual households than in homosexual households," Parshall said.
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