........will attach a homosexual amendment in the Senate to the military budget bill ~~ Bush will veto? The amendment endorses the idea that to criticize a homosexual is hate speech, an assault; to actually physically harm one is a hate crime. The Christian argument against it is that pastors could be punished for preaching against homosexuality; the implication is that their "hate speech" might encourage someone to physically harm a homosexual. Sort of like if I legally sell you a gun and you shoot someone, I can be charged with a crime. p.s. The "hate crimes" bill was passed in the House in May 2007. Bush vowed to veto it then.