Good news out of PA?

Seems that some of the state legislators of Pennsylvania will introduce a bill that would remove language from the hate crimes law that was used against 5 Christians in Philadelphia for reading the Bible at an Outfest in that city. What I find amusing about the article that reports this is that when the hate crimes bill was introduced they were warned it would be used against Christians, which supporters of the bill said that opponents had “an active imagination.” The Christians face 47 years in jail for reading the Bible at the event, as reading the Bible is “inciting a riot.” They also are charged with “ethnic intimidation” for saying that homosexuality is a sin, and “possession of instruments of crime” a bullhorn. Having watched the video (available on the AFA Center for Law and Policy page about the Philadelphia 5), which was produced by a non-religious documentary film company, I can’t see how this case has gotten so far. They were compliant with the police all the way until they were trying to force them outside the event, which is protected by the First Amendment, so at worst, I could see them being charged with failure to follow Police instructions. The bill, if it passes will be too late to protect the Philadelphia 5, but hopefully will protect future demonstrators using their First Amendment rights. I would be offended if some gay people were arrested at a Christian event for the same sort of thing, and the news media would be all over it…
Anyhow, let’s hope the state of Pennsylvania will have common sense and pass the bill.