Just for the record:
- I oppose hate
- I oppose hate crimes
- I oppose hate crimes legislation
Some people find item 3 to be incongruous with items 1 & 2, but it isn’t. Hate crimes legislation is about politics, and specifically about silencing opposing views.
I am pro-1st Amendment, even for journalists who hate Christians and write things that would get them fired if the subject were any other group.
And for people who mock the birth of Christ, for example, I think they are tasteless. But I don’t react the way other religions do when they are offended.