2007: YEAR OF FAILURE FOR ORWELLIAN BILLS
By Rev. Ted Pike
1 Jan 08
As we begin a new and challenging year, we have seen Democrat
social engineers in Congress frustrated in attempts to pass anti-American,
anti-Christian laws—especially pro-sodomite bias and hate crime
bills. Our unprecedented victories, especially in a Democrat-controlled
Congress, result from God’s help and huge protest beginning
last winter in the Christian/conservative and populist right.
The protest erupted primarily in the House in opposition to the
federal hate crimes bill and radiated out against other anti-freedom
initiatives. Two anti-Christian "grassroots lobbyist" bills
were defeated as a result of public outcry. (In January, Sec. 220
of the Lobbyist Reform Bill was stripped in the Senate, while a very
similar liberal offensive, the Shay-Meehan bill, was destroyed in
the House Judiciary in May.)
We also saw immigration amnesty and Fairness Doctrine bills rejected
as a result of populist pressure.
Meanwhile, Henry Waxman’s “Transparency in Government
Accounting Act”—which would require 8,000 executive branch
employees to report every call from concerned Americans—seems
to have been shelved. The “Department of Peace Act”—which
would create a massive ministry of “anti-bias” propaganda
to educate against “homophobia" worldwide—also appears
dead in the water! And, of course, we’ve seen the death of
the worst: the federal hate crimes bill.
ENDA, the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act" (H.R. 3685),
was passed by the House and has been on the Senate legislative calendar
since November 14. But it labors under the cloud of certain Presidential
veto which comes, like the threatened veto of the federal hate bill,
in response to Americans’ anger last spring and again in the
fall. Thanks to Americans’ outcry, ENDA has gained a reputation
as too aggressively pro-homosexual and anti-family to be pushed during
this sensitive election year. Democrat candidates for President are
inclined to downplay their frighteningly un-American, pro-sodomite
voting record. Hillary Clinton even courts the evangelical right.
She received a standing ovation recently at Rick Warren’s mega-church
in California after claiming she has always been “born again!”
“Homegrown Terrorism” Bill Remains
There was an exception to the victories won by freedom. The House
passed the homegrown terrorism bill in October with only six dissenting
votes. Incredibly, it careened through, approved by Republicans who
opposed the hate bill. I believe it succeeded because of its extremely
rapid presentation and because there was no protest from constituents.
Representatives were oblivious to the bill’s sinister intent.
Search of 'Homegrown Terrorists') Despite that defeat, it’s
well within our power to create such an impression of public disfavor
that the bill can lose momentum -- especially in this election year.
S.B. 1959 is now in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security. A
spokesman told me it won’t be considered until mid-February.
Seven or eight hearings in this committee have been held on the “problem” of
radicalization of Muslims in America and elsewhere, including the
effect of Islamic propaganda by Mideast internet sources. To acquire
material for further discussion, the Homeland Security Committee
enthusiastically invites public input. This confirms the obvious:
This committee has little to work with because there is no substance
to this “serious national problem.” Now is a golden opportunity
for lovers of freedom to heed their government's invitation. Let's
nip in the bud another ADL scheme to legislate against an imaginary
threat of “violent radicalization” from the right (particularly
from the internet and alternative talk radio).
Call the Senate Committee on Homeland Security (202-224-2627) and
your Senators (202-225-3121) and say: “Please cancel hearings
on the Homegrown Terrorism bill, S.B. 1959. America does not have
a real problem with homegrown terrorism. Hearings are a waste of
tax payers' money!"
Lull in Battle?
Very threatening legislation, such as the Law of the Sea Treaty,
remains. More will certainly be introduced. Yet it may be that the
forces of truth and freedom over the last year have fought the hardest
half of this two-year session of Congress. Be assured, ADL and Jewish
anti-Christian activism will only take this respite to regroup and
contrive even more devious initiatives, including a revived hate
bill in 2009.
We must soberly consider the magnitude of threat in the years ahead
and whether our present tactics are equal to it. Opposition to Orwellian
legislation in 2007 initially was very strong. Yet as the fight continued
into the summer and fall, most conservative activists grew weary.
By late September, right before this greatest of national emergencies,
threatened hate bill passage, I could only generate a tiny fraction
of the calls I mustered in January. (The bill was passed on September
Opposing perverse legislation exhausts American patriots. Behind
the scenes, Jewish activists are relatively free of stress to create
even more diabolical laws. If initiatives fail the first time (or
the sixth time, as with the federal hate bill), ADL simply reintroduces
them. Jewish activists are strengthened by a commanding advantage:
Their political enemy—the conservative, Christian right— protects them! Evangelicals will never name Jewish activists (“God’s
chosen people”) as the source of anti-Christian militancy.
Christian/conservative leaders may think they can repeat the divinely
empowered success of this year again and again without identifying
the real enemy. But they are wrong. The hate bill passed both the
House and Senate. Miraculously, it was stripped off by House Democrat
leaders in conference. Next time it won’t fail. (See, Who
Defeated the Hate Bill?) The weariness we experienced after one
year of vigorous opposition will only increase in the years ahead.
Will the prophet Daniel’s prediction that the forces of Antichrist
will “wear out the saints" in the last days be fulfilled
in our time? (Daniel 7:25) It is essential that we develop long-term
defenses against an extremely determined, persistent enemy of Christ
and freedom, which will never give up. That can only be done by tearing
away the veil of protection behind which ADL hides.
Bible Shows the Way
It's long overdue that Christians take a fresh hard look at how
Biblical leaders responded to the ADL of their time. In the same
way that NPN exposes and rebukes Jewish activism, so the Hebrew prophets,
John the Baptist and Jesus Christ unsparingly castigated evil Jewish
leaders who worked behind the scenes with government to persecute
The case can be made that NPN is the only evangelical legislative
watchdog that embodies this truly Biblical response to the perennial
problem of evil Jewish legislation. Unfortunately, during three major
hate bill crises this year, most Christian/conservative organizations
failed to heed NPN's widely broadcast pleas for simple direct action.
We see, then, a great weakness in the religious right. While the
atheist left eagerly accepts support from every form of organized
evil—including child molesters, baby killers, pornographers,
etc.—the religious right will only associate with those who
unconditionally support the very group which most vehemently attacks
them: organized Zionist world Jewry! This must end. Christian leaders
must begin to recognize that, while their ministries are widely diverse,
God has laid on me a 20-year burden to resist hate crime laws. NPN
has played a crucial role in defeat of the federal hate bill no fewer
than five times.
Just as there is an increase in all forms of evil militating against
Christianity, so there must be an increase in the humility and willingness
of all parts of the body of Christ to work together in the perilous
years ahead. This is not just about politics or even survival. It's
about the barest requirements of fulfilling Christ’s desire
for the unity of His church. He said it succinctly: "Holy Father,
keep them…that they may be one, even as We are." (John
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they
have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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