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Anti-hate bill in Congress leaves out a lot

Anti-hate bill in Congress leaves out a lot
Rep. Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, attends a press conference in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol last year. U.S. lawmakers Thursday to condemn hate after a comment made by Ilhan some said was anti-Semitic. (MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty Images)

I have just read the list of groups listed in the Democratic “anti hate” resolution, including two major religious faiths persecuted worldwide (“House overwhelmingly passes anti-hate resolution after controversy over Israel comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar,”) Mar. 7.

Maybe it is not unfathomable that the day after appearing with an ash cross on her forehead, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not include another religion, Christianity, that has been persecuted, and continues to be, in the Middle East and in this country for its beliefs.

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Less poignant is the omission of being attacked for your political beliefs, liberal or conservative, which was the true reason for the travesty in the time it took for the Democrats to come up with the politically correct and comfortable condemnation of hate in history.

Charles Herr, Perry Hall

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