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Jody Hice on Civil Rights

 

 


Government shouldn't redefine marriage

Question topic: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Hice: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 House campaign , Sep 29, 2014

Gays can get married, just not to one another

Here's a sampling of some of the positions Hice has adopted over the years:
Source: Washington Post, "First Amendment should not cover Islam" , Jul 23, 2014

Husband's authority over whether a wife has political power

Source: Washington Post, "First Amendment should not cover Islam" , Jul 23, 2014

Islam's geopolitics not protected by First Amendment

We generally consider Islam a "religion" and the one who follows its teaching, a "Muslim." However, while peace-loving "Muslims" adhere to the "Mecca" PORTIONS of Islam, "Radical Muslims" (Islamists) embrace all of the "Koranic" teaching.

This reality cannot be over-emphasized. When taken in its entirety, Islam is not a religion! Rather, it is a totalitarian way of life complete with its own legal system (Sharia Law), financial structure, military and government system.

Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology. It is a complete geo-political structure, and as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection. To grant it such is to give protection to another governmental system; one that is in direct conflict to our constitutional establishment.

Source: Now Or Never: A Call to Reclaim America, by Jody Hice, p.151 , Jan 13, 2012

Purpose of hate-crime legislation: normalize homosexuality

Hate-crimes laws are not about hate. The point of hate-crime laws is to normalize a certain lifestyle, it is about forcing the American public into acceptance of humanistic ideology.

Are not most violent crimes motivated by hate? If so, let's deal with actual crimes and punish those who perpetrate them. All violence stems from hate, and all Americans deserve equal protection, not just a certain group.

All crime is wrong, whether it is motivated by greed, lust, personal vendetta, animosity, or prejudices of any sort, but to create a "hate crime" for the purpose of intimidating American citizens into silence and submission is preposterous. In reality, if it was scrutinized in the light of the US Constitution, current 'hate crime legislation' would have to be determined the true discriminator by holding people guilty for their beliefs. The current law will penalize people for not supporting the homosexual lifestyle.

Source: It's Now Or Never, by Jody Hice, p. 89-90 , Jan 13, 2012

Opposes same-sex marriage.

Hice opposes the F2A survey question on same-sex marriage

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q3 on Sep 30, 2014

Opposes same-sex marriage.

Hice opposes the PVS survey question on same-sex marriage

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q3 on Sep 30, 2014

Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage.

Hice signed respecting faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage

Congressional Summary: The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that:

  1. marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or
  2. sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.
Legal Argument Opposed: [Secular.org]: "The stated purpose of FADA is to protect the tax-exempt status, government contract, or any other federal benefit of those who do not comply with the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. This act's true impact would allow for sweeping, taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children--all under the guise of religious liberty. FADA would completely eviscerate the historic nondiscrimination Executive Order that President Obama signed last summer that prohibits federal contractors from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The First Amendment protects freedom of religion and freedom from religion, not the special privileges of the religiously affiliated at the expense of the fundamental rights of other Americans."

Political Argument Opposed: [ACLU, July 20, 2015]: The House of Representatives & leading anti-LGBT organizations are pushing a bill--disingenuously titled the First Amendment Defense Act--that would open the door to unprecedented taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBT people, single mothers, and unmarried couples. This bill would

Source: H.R.2802 16-HR2802 on Jun 17, 2015

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