Monday, June 18, 2007

US Dept of Justice Training Uses Repent America as 'Hate Group' Example

From: Mission America []

After you've read the article below, go to this link for more details on the
USDOJ's well-established "hate crimes" training for law enforcement:

The political correctness embedded in this training will stun you as it did
me when I ran across this several years ago.

Those who object to homosexuality are subject to special scrutiny, as with
all "hate crimes" laws. This training is in place IN SPITE OF the lack of
federal hate crimes penalties on the basis of sexual orientation.
Repent America Decries U.S. Justice Department's Dangerous Anti-Christian

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007

Repent America (RA) has learned from a law enforcement official that the
U.S. Department of Justice has been using its ministry as an example of a
Christian "fundamentalist hate group" because of its Biblical opposition to
homosexuality during its law enforcement "mediation and conflict resolution"
training classes.

On Thursday, May 24, 2007, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
(PASSHE), which operates 14 publicly-owned universities, manages
approximately 300 police officers, and oversees over 100,000 students,
hosted a mandatory class entitled "Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills
for Law Enforcement" at its central headquarters in Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania. The class is part of a police training series under the
direction of the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service,
which is provided at different times to PASSHE police officers.

During this class, Timothy Johnson, Sr. Conciliation Specialist for the U.S.
Department of Justice Community Relations Service, falsely characterized
"Repent America" as a Christian "fundamentalist hate group" and had law
enforcement officials participate in a role-playing activity to illustrate
this point. Johnson directed a number of police officers to stage a campus
dramatization before the class between a mock Repent America evangelism team
and a group of upset homosexuals. While these officers were role-playing the
two groups, another officer was instructed to "mediate the conflict" by
removing the Christians, instead of affirming their constitutional rights to
be on a public campus. The removal instruction was because the homosexuals
were hurt and offended by the Biblical message of repentance and call to
believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The same dramatization occurred on at
least one other occasion before a previous training class.

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