“Barber views the legislation as something akin to a muzzle. ‘Unfortunately, it places Christians — people of faith, people who have traditional values relative to sexual immorality…in an untenable position,’ says the attorney.
“He notes that several years ago, a similar law in Pennsylvania resulted in the arrest of 11 Christians who were presenting the gospel at a Philadelphia homosexual rally. Barber goes on to say that the federal bill ‘will chill religious liberty and free speech — and that is its intended purpose, not to protect anybody from hate crimes.'”