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By Rev. Ted Pike
25 Mar 14


For more than forty years two arch liberal Jewish "civil liberties" fronts have promoted hate crimes laws, ceaselessly attempting to ensnare members of the Christian/conservative right as "haters."  They are the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.  ADL is best known as architect of hate crimes laws worldwide.  Following passage of its U.S. federal hate crimes law, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, ADL boasted: " Our legal experts pioneered hate crime laws and work to implement them nationwide." ("Problems to Solutions: Building a Better World, ADL Annual Report," adl.org)

SPLC ("ADL South"), despite its name, has generally favored a more emotional approach toward suppressing the Christian/conservative right.  They describe Christian watchdog groups, such as Family Research Council and the National Prayer Network, as "hate groups."  They even provide online maps of our locations.

Yet the ADL/SPLC agenda of condemning bias against groups they promote (and protect against hate crimes prosecution), such as Jews, blacks, homosexuals, and Muslims, may be becoming wearisome even to long-time partners in hate crimes enforcement.  On the federal level, these may include the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice.

Astonishingly, the FBI has removed both ADL and SPLC as NGO (non-government organization) resources for its hate crimes web page. ADL's Abe Foxman vows to contest this affront.  Yet, at least for the moment, an era of greatest influence of ADL over the FBI may be cooling.  In fact, the desire to cooperate with ADL's hate crimes agenda also seems to be on the decline as ADL annually complains that many U.S. states fail to supply statistics of hate crimes.  Also, the ardor of foreign nations for ADL's hate laws agenda is undeniably cooling.  Here is a brief history.

When Pres. Clinton appointed Janet Reno head of the U.S. Justice Department, one of her first acts was to require FBI director William Sessions to forge a very close working relationship with ADL.  This helped facilitate passage of the Hate Crimes Statistics Act.  It requires police departments in all U.S. states to provide the U.S. government (and ADL) with statistics of hate and bias crimes.  Such statistics are fraudulent because only the smallest percentage of such "crimes" have been adjudicated in court to determine if they are true crimes.  A large percentage consist of nothing more than name-calling and minor acts of discrimination.  Yet such "statistics," annually touted by ADL, give the impression ADL desires: that an "epidemic of hate" is ravaging America.  This has necessitated not only prompt passage of ADL hate laws by states but ADL's dream: a federal U.S. statute.

ADL's propaganda, facilitated by obedient police departments everywhere in America, was spectacularly successful.  By 2000, legislators in 45 U.S. states had practically lined up to pass hate laws that, ADL assured them, would "send a strong message that hate crimes will not be tolerated in America."

Having persuaded Canada to pass ADL's federal hate crimes law in 1971, ADL convinced Australia and New Zealand to do the same and then dozens of nations in Europe.  By 2005, ADL's European hate crimes gestapo, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, was in full operation with 55 member nations passing ADL hate laws and pledging to supply ADL with the same unadjudicated statistical "evidence" of rampant hate crimes.  From 2004 to 2007, ADL was riding high as the global hate laws promoter, receiving a wealth of police and government statistics worldwide.  This empowered ADL to persuade Congress to authorize creation of ADL's Department of Global Anti-Semitism in the U.S. State Department.  Operating entirely on ADL statistics (and U.S. taxpayer dollars) and with full government authorization, the department promised to "eradicate" such "anti-Semitism" as the Biblical claim that Jews masterminded crucifixion of Christ, any "strong" criticism of Israel, and questioning the accuracy of the six-million figure of Jewish Holocaust dead.

Yet, although ADL has successfully saddled almost every western nation with hate laws, it is clearly becoming harder for ADL to obtain cooperation.  By 2009 ADL complained that European nations increasingly failed to supply statistics.  As a result, OSCE has virtually collapsed, with adl.org publishing its last article about OSCE in 2011. In turn, the Department of Global Anti-Semitism, no longer receiving statistics from OSCE, has become little more than a nametag on a door in the U.S. State Department.

Such lack of cooperation by OSCE nations undoubtedly results from the inconvenience of collecting statistics.  Yet, increasingly, many nations may be starting to realize that hate laws only benefit ADL's rise to power at the expense of freedom.  Clearly, long-term resistance to hate laws by groups such as Paul Fromm's Canadian Association for Free Expression and the National Prayer Network is having its desired effect: postponing complete loss of freedom long enough for slow-learning politicians and governments to gradually perceive the destructive and persecutive effects of hate laws and who is behind them.

Unfortunately, many hundreds of federal, state, and provincial hate laws worldwide, while easiest to enact, have proven virtually impossible to repeal.  Legislators who passed hate laws lacked courage and independence of mind, and without those characteristics it is exponentially more difficult to repeal these Orwellian laws.  Also, because ADL is extremely protective of the legal ground they have gained, they vilify as anti-Semitic or discriminatory any legislation that suggests going back to traditional legal systems.  This is exactly the role ADL has been playing behind the scenes, as legal efforts in Kansas, Arizona, and now Missouri attempt to protect Christian business owners from harshly punitive, ADL-orchestrated state "nondiscrimination" laws. Such laws may fine Christian bakers, printers, photographers, etc. hundreds of thousands of dollars for not lending their creativity to homosexual "weddings." 

Encourage the FBI!

The FBI has shown great courage in removing ADL and SPLC as NGOs they consult; but, considering ADL's staggering power to defame through accusations of anti-Semitism, we could well expect an apology to ADL/SPLC with reinstatement.  To help prevent this, call the FBI at 202-324-3000 and tell them: "Congratulations on your courageous decision to remove ADL from your website.  Please do not be intimidated by ADL's inevitable attempt to portray the FBI as anti-Semitic, as they have done to countless truth-telling Americans."



Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.

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