Evangelical activists want LGBT people excluded from anti-lynching bill Evangelical activists are pressing Republican lawmakers to strip protections for LGBT+ people from an anti-lynching bill. The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act cleared the US Senate on December 20 in a rare unanimous vote. The bill would allow lynchings—bias-motivated mob killings without legal authority—to be charged as a federal hate crime for the first time. However, evangelical law firm Liberty Counsel is upset because a portion of the bill includes protections for LGBT people as well as ethnic minorities. Just when you think they cant sink any further. How do these freaks get to call themselves Christian ?