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“Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, is concerned that the ‘Hate Crimes Act’ signed into law last year will be used to prosecute those who speak in favor of traditional Biblical morality. …He encourages boldness. ‘Don’t be intimidated,’ he counsels. ‘Continue to speak Biblical truth; continue to tell people that marriage is and always has been between one man and one woman — that’s what’s best for society, best for children. And stand up against these continuing restrictions on the exercise of free speech.'”

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ONE NEWS NOW
Tupelo, Mississippi
February 15, 2010

Speak the truth, defend your rights
by Bill Bumpas

A pro-family advocate in Michigan says he’s honored to be on the front lines in fighting for First Amendment rights to speak out against homosexuality.

Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, is concerned that the “Hate Crimes Act” signed into law last year will be used to prosecute those who speak in favor of traditional biblical morality. He cites a personal example.

“Several years ago Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit and I were personally accused by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force in a news release of being responsible for inciting the alleged beating death of a 72-year-old homosexual man in Detroit, merely because we had actively supported Michigan’s Marriage Protection Amendment reaffirming marriage as only between a man and a woman,” he remarks.

Glenn says aside from the fact that officials found that there was no assault and the man died of natural causes, it illustrates the point that preachers of biblical truth are being targeted. He encourages boldness.

“Don’t be intimidated,” he counsels. “Continue to speak biblical truth; continue to tell people that marriage is and always has been between one man and one woman — that’s what’s best for society, best for children. And stand up against these continuing restrictions on the exercise of free speech.”

Glenn and three Michigan pastors recently challenged the constitutionality of the Hate Crimes Act by filing a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Their attorney argues the law violates his clients’ rights to freedom of speech, expressive association, and free exercise of religion as protected under the First Amendment.

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