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June 1998

James Byrd murdered in Texas; Governor Bush opposes hate crimes bill sparked by the murder

"I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you. This is not a message of hate; this is a message of redemption. But a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor." -- Pat Robertson, speaking of organizers putting rainbow flags up around Orlando to support sexual diversity, Washington Post, 06-10-98, quoted by Brandi Mills (Note that no hurricanes have struck the Orlando area as of January 2007.)

Starr admits leaking information to press to influence investigation