The so-called “hate crimes” laws being considered in Congress and around the country pretend to be concerned about groups that have historically been targeted for crimes. Oddly enough, the list always includes homosexuals, even though it has not been proven that there systemic efforts of violence toward that group. Even more odd is the fact that the military and Christians are never on the list of protected groups, although there have been organized and persistent attacks against both of these groups. Now, I don’t think we ought to have hate laws at all. They are political power plays to silence groups, not protect them. Yet, if we were going to be “fair” minded, then fairness would demand that we include Christians in the list of those being targeted for hate crimes. If you don’t believe me, see here.