I try not to fan the flames of the so-called culture wars, but c'mon. Social conservatives are practically giving us bleeding-hearts a great big license to fan.
P.S. Among the voices in opposition to the Shepard Act, one is especially galling:
Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina has spoken against the bill, saying that it is unnecessary, that it violates the 14th Amendment, and that it would be a step closer to the prosecution of "thought crimes."What happened to Matthew Shepard was hardly a "thought crime." Jesus.