HATE BILL WILL BECOME LAW
By Rev. Ted Pike
15 Nov 06
TALK SHOW HOST:
With democrats controlling Congress, their federal "anti-hate" law
will be passed. If the President signs it, your career as a free
speech talk show host will soon end.
Hate laws have destroyed free speech broadcasting in Canada, Europe,
and Australia. You are next.
That is, unless you take action NOW to help create a tidal wave
of protest to Congress.
The best way to do this is to put me on your show to explain in
depth how hate laws take away freedom. I have done this on more than
200 radio and TV broadcasts over the past 2 years, generating massive
protest to Congress.
Result: Against all odds, the hate bill has been repeatedly defeated.
The threat is much greater today. An explosion of protest must
erupt, intimidating ADL/B'nai B'rith and the homosexual lobby, architects
of this Big Brother legislation, and preventing introduction of such
a bill in January.
If the hate bill passes, a year or two from now you may still be
on talk radio, as are many hosts in Canada. But if you criticize
homosexuality, Islam or Zionism, or allow a guest to do so, you will
face harsh fines and possible imprisonment. Your station will lose
its broadcast license.
The alternative is to educate your listeners immediately. Only
by taking decisive action can you hope to continue doing what you
Don't "wait and see." Don't be afraid of ADL. Go on the
offensive. Start by reading the following article: “Democrats’ Control
Means Hate Bill Will Pass.” Then call me at 503-631-3808.
It's now or never.
Click Here to view Rev. Ted Pike’s biography.
DEMOCRATS' CONTROL MEANS HATE BILL WILL PASS
By Rev. Ted Pike
For the past eight years, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai
B’rith has tried unsuccessfully to pass its Orwellian federal “anti-hate” bill.
It has failed largely for one reason: Republican control of Congress.
Repeatedly, Republican opponents of their hate bill, such as Rep.
Roy Blunt and Sen. Bill Frist have been able, with Republican congressional
backing, to block passage.
With Democrats now in control, such freedom-saving clout no longer
exists. ADL’s federal thought crimes bill, “The Local
Law Enforcement Enhancement Act,” will be reintroduced soon
after January 1. Since no Democrat in Congress has ever voted against
the hate bill, it will pass. Pres. Bush has said he will sign a "modified" hate
bill. If he does, free speech in America will quickly come to an
Unless, that is, there arises an upheaval of protest from the American
people. How can that happen? Answer: Alternative right-wing talk
radio has helped make it happen before; it can do so again.
Spreading Net of Thought Crime Laws
Today, from Canada to California, to Europe and Australia, ADL-inspired “thought
crime” laws are stripping nations of free speech. In Canada
and many European countries, it is a crime punishable by heavy fines
and even imprisonment to make use of the internet to criticize federally
protected groups, such as homosexuals and Muslims.
A top Canadian “hate laws” senior policy advisor recently
described the power of her country’s “speech crime” tribunal
courts: “The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is a quasi-judicial
body. It can force a web to shut down or risk a $10,000 fine--$20,000
in extreme cases. If one ignores the Tribunal, one can be tried in
federal court for contempt, and risk a 9-month jail sentence for
a first-time offense.” (Karen Izzard, quoted in Jewish
Sept. 21, 2006)
English-Turkish cyber-hate expert Prof. Yaman Akdeniz, speaking
at a B’nai B’rith conference on how to end dissent on
the net, rejoices that David Irving is behind bars. He said “…continental
European countries such as Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland,
Hungary, Austria and Belgium have strong anti-hate laws, which have
resulted in the imprisonment of hate-mongers. In Holland, 657 websites
were removed. And in Germany, more than 700 hate websites were shut
In England, two men who publicly described Islam as a "wicked
faith" were indicted under Britain’s anti-hate law and
are fighting to avoid seven years in prison. The ADL-influenced British
hate law stipulates that truth cannot be admitted as evidence in
court. Only the complaints by members of specially protected groups
who say their feelings have been hurt will be allowed. David Irving
languishes in an Austrian prison primarily because he was forbidden
to bring truth to the court in his defense.
NPN Helped Hold Back Hate Laws
Congressional Republicans have played a decisive role in keeping
hate laws from similarly binding America. But there is another factor:
the consistent resistance and education provided over the last 27
years by the National Prayer Network. Here is a brief history of
NPN’s role and my part as its director.
In 1988, after ADL held its definitive Hofstra conference on "verbal
violence," I realized ADL wanted jurisdiction over all hate
crimes definitions, education, enforcement, and statistics gathering
for the federal government. They intended to seize control through
passage of their Hate Crimes Statistics Act of 1990. I responded
by creating a powerful brochure, “Will Hate Laws Make You a
Lawbreaker?” which NPN sent to many thousands of key opinionmakers.
Ultimately, we failed. Congress passed the act and ADL now dominates
the federal hate crimes agenda all the way down to every local police
precinct in America.
Also, during the 1990s, ADL persuaded about 46 states to adopt
some version of its "Model Hate Crimes Statute.” These
are backup "sleeper" state hate laws that can be used by
ADL in lieu of a federal hate law, which is their ultimate dream.
Where were the New Right watchdogs during the 10-year period when
ADL created a federal hate crimes agenda and made hate crimes law
for most states? There was no organized consistent opposition apart
from some excellent research on the danger of hate laws done by Robert
L. Knight. This was used in sporadic alerts by New Right organizations
including Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family, and the
efforts of Dr. D. James Kennedy, who was pivotal in publicizing Knight’s
research to help defeat a federal hate bill in 2000 (See, “How
Dr. D. James Kennedy Helped Save Free Speech”).
Sounding the Alarm
In 2000, my wife Alynn and I produced an 80-minute video documentary,
Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians. With much documentation
provided by Canadian free speech leader Paul Fromm and a stellar
review from Michael Collins Piper of the American
Free Press newspaper,
many thousands of this groundbreaking video circulated throughout
America and the world.
Also, hand writing every address, NPN sent 12,500 copies of my
brochure to every state legislator and virtually every member of
Congress, plus about eight of each of their key legislative staffers.
Yes, these were small beginnings. But at last, a consistent educational
program against hate laws was underway.
Not a moment too soon! In the spring of 2002, ADL expected easy
passage of its hate bill by the Senate. Yet Jim Tucker of American
Free Press told me that when he attended the National Press Club
at that time, reporters were abuzz with how much unusually educated
protest against hate laws was bombarding members of Congress.
Emboldened by the public outcry, a handful of spirited Republican
senators demanded discussion of the bill on the floor of the Senate.
That’s the last thing Tom Daschle and the ADL wanted. They
shelved the bill for the year.
Taking to the Airwaves
In the spring of 2004 NPN and the religious right were shocked
to learn ADL had quickly and quietly passed its hate bill by a vote
of 65-33 in the Senate.
I was desperate to defeat the hate bill, but how? The only glimmer
of hope was in burgeoning alternative talk radio. For a week, I phoned
1,400 talk radio stations in America, gleaning the names of about
350 Christian conservative talk show hosts. I sent them our hate
laws brochure and an offer of a free video. Only five responded.
Then I heard of popular talk show host Pastor Ernie Sanders. He
shared my burden and allowed me to speak on his program many times
to alert his vast listening audience. The late Dr. David Wolfe soon
did the same on the Genesis radio network, as did Bill Brumbaugh
of First Amendment Radio. During the summer of 2004, as the hate
bill was headed for conference, many other talk show hosts allowed
me to speak. A wave of angry protest assaulted Congress. Result:
Again, House Republicans, under Rep. Roy Blunt, encouraged defeat
of the hate bill on Oct. 8, 2004.
ADL Goes Berserk
What happened next is still beyond belief. ADL was enraged by our
defeat of their cherished thought crimes bill. On Sunday, Oct. 10,
through their National Executive Board member, Philadelphia District
Attorney Lynne Abraham, they arrested 11 Christians peacefully evangelizing
at a large gay pride rally in downtown Philadelphia. One of the charges
against the Christians was the “hate crime” of criticizing
homosexuals. Total possible penalties: 47 years in prison and $90,000
fines each. (See, "Eleven
Christians Jailed For Criticizing Homosexuality")
Realizing God had given ADL into our hands, I took the offensive
on dozens of national radio talk shows, some with Michael Marcavage,
head of the "Philly 11." He and his lawyers were also extensively
interviewed. Some New Right organizations, such as Concerned Women
for America and WorldNetDaily, alerted millions. Despite silence
from the mainstream media, we were able to trumpet news of this outrage
to the entire astonished world.
International indignation against Abraham and the corrupt Philly
government became so great that Abraham (herself soon the defendant
in a wrongful arrest and imprisonment suit) was glad to allow a fair-minded
judge and jury to drop the case against the Christians.
In my opinion, ADL’s rash action against the "Philly
11" was the greatest blunder in their 89-year history. It allowed
me, in the next year and half, to speak on nearly 200 talk shows.
For the first time, millions of Americans were made aware of how
ADL has silenced free speech in Canada and desires the same stranglehold
Incredibly, however, most of the largest Christian conservative
organizations gave minimum, or very belated, exposure to what happened
in Philadelphia. To this hour, they have failed to provide any long-term
education on the threat of thought crimes legislation.
Threat of Hate Bill Returns
Although we defeated the hate bill twice, the House in the fall
of 2004 made recommendation by a nonbinding vote of 213 to 186 in
favor of the hate bill. The next time the hate bill came to the House
for a vote, it would surely pass. That’s exactly what happened.
In October 2005, after only 45 minutes of discussion, the House
passed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act as a rider on a Republican-generated
bill to protect children from pedophiles.
The blitzkrieg speed of the bill’s passage deeply shocked
evangelicals and conservatives. They thought House Republicans would
never allow it to happen. Beverly LaHaye of Concerned Women for America
sputtered that passage was “inexplicable.” If she and
other evangelical leaders had listened to my warnings over the past
year, they would have known passage was not surprising at all, but
The New Right quickly mobilized. It encouraged millions of Christians
and conservatives to protest with calls to their senators and Bill
Frist, Senate Majority leader. Impressive as was this response, I
knew it could not win. The battle would be decided in the Senate
Judiciary Committee, where, hopelessly, it seemed, Republicans against
the hate bill were outnumbered 10-8.
On at least 50 talk shows, the most important of which were those
with Jeff Rense, I instructed hundreds of thousands of patriots to
do what few had ever asked before: Come to www.truthtellers.org for
a complete list of the 18 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Countless patriots, eager to save freedom, called protesting the
Having saturated Judiciary for two weeks, I then posted the names
of all 100 Senators, and again a vast number of patriots called each
In short, between an outpouring of calls generated by the New Right
and myself—and a divinely imposed madness on the part of Sen.
Kennedy, sponsor of the hate bill who gave up support of the bill
in Judiciary at the last minute—the hate bill was defeated.
(See, "Federal Hate Bill Virtually
Hate Bill Still a Threat
Yet, contrary to what most believed, the hate bill was not dead.
Sen. Kennedy still had power to revive it on the floor of the Senate—reattaching
it to the children’s bill just as soon as Sen. Frist brought
this much-needed legislation before the Senate.
As a result, Frist (unbeknownst to supporters of the children’s
bill, such as Bill O’Reilly of Fox News and John Walsh of America’s
Most Wanted) would not let the children’s bill onto the floor
of the Senate. He would not allow Kennedy the opportunity to stand
to his feet and demand reattachment of his hate bill to the children’s
legislation. Frist knew that if Kennedy got that opportunity, the
Senate, having voted overwhelmingly 65-33 for the hate bill the previous
spring, would certainly support Kennedy and pass it.
This standoff of Senate titans continued through the fall and then
the winter session of Congress. Supporters of the children’s
bill, like Kathie Lee Gifford, O’Reilly and Walsh, unaware
of the real reason for its delay, began making angry demands that
Frist get the children’s bill moving. Frist was mum concerning
his real reasons for delay and wouldn’t budge. He knew the
extreme danger and power of Kennedy to pass the hate bill if the
children’s bill came before the Senate.
Finally, as tension was becoming almost explosive, I sent out my
e-alert explaining to the nation that the only reason the children’s
bill was bottled up was because of Kennedy’s determination
to have his hate bill attached to it.
Less than two days later, O’Reilly exploded on Fox News,
furiously accusing Kennedy of the obstructionism which I had described.
Tens of thousands of calls flooded Kennedy’s office. I also
generated many thousands to all members of the Senate, opposing the
hate bill. When Kennedy publicly announced his abandonment of attempts
to pass the hate bill, I knew we had witnessed another mighty deliverance
A Dangerous Time
Humanly speaking, these victories were primarily made possible
because of the presence and integrity of Sen. Bill Frist and core
Republicans in leadership of Congress.
Frist is now gone as Senate majority leader, replaced by no other
than Sen. Harry Reid, co-sponsor with Kennedy of the Senate version
of the hate bill. Similarly, House majority leader Nancy Pelosi is
another long-term hate bill supporter, a pipeline from San Francisco
gay activism. Such liberals and ADL lackeys are as determined to
pass the hate bill as Frist was to impede it.
Now, with more than enough votes from Democrats and turncoat Republicans,
it is a virtual certainty that ADL’s dream legislation will
be approved and move America toward a Big Brother police state.
Considering the lack of focus and inattention of the New Right
and Christian evangelicals in opposing hate crimes laws, we cannot
count on them to provide an offensive proactive program of resistance.
Yes, they will react eventually but only at the last moment. Their
stop-gap response will almost certainly be too little, too late.
Alternative talk radio, especially the Genesis and Republic networks,
speaks to hundreds of thousands of focused activists. It still holds
the brightest possibility, in my opinion, for another deliverance.
That is, if the talk show hosts will put me on the air. The reason
I have dwelt at length on the record of myself and NPN is not to
boast. Rather, it is to remind talk show hosts of my unique ability
to explain the background and danger of hate laws and to generate
effective protest to Congress.
It’s true, especially of late, that I have had to become
very critical of Jewish activism, Talmudic Judaism, and Israel. Some
talk hosts may say, “I can’t put Ted Pike on—ADL
will make trouble and I’ll lose stations!”
The truth is, talk show hosts, if you don’t put me on and
let me fight for your free speech, soon you’ll lose not just
a few stations—you’ll lose everything.
With Republicans out of power, Congress must be besieged with protest
as never before. With this in mind, the issue is not, “Do I
dare put Ted Pike on the air?” Instead, the issue is, “Do
I dare not to?”
The federal hate bill, if passed, will eventually end
free speech in public life and on the internet—the lifeline of
communication for talk radio to the world at large. Effective opposition
in this time of crisis begins with prayer for God’s help. Yet
you must also educate yourself, your friends, and churches. Here's
what you can do: