DEMOCRATS WON'T HOLD HATE BILL HEARINGS
WILL MOVE HATE BILL FORWARD AS RIDER
By Rev. Ted Pike
10 June 09
In a major strategic shift, Senate Democratic leaders will push
the federal hate crimes bill to the floor of the Senate as an
amendment to a “must-pass” bill (Washington Blade,
www.washblade.com, June 8, 2009, "Senate
to Pass Hate Crimes Bill as Amendment"). Widespread Christian/conservative
protest has destroyed the bill's chances of going forward as standalone
legislation – as happened on April 29 with passage in the House.
Democrats say there will be no hearings and no amendments allowed. There will
undoubtedly be a minimum of debate on the floor of the Senate, probably no more
than an hour. Clearly, they are in dread of allowing the hate bill to be opened
to public scrutiny and Republican attack as the “Pedophile Protection Act.” They
will not allow Senate Judiciary Democrats to be asked the same formidable question
Republicans put to Democrats six weeks ago in the House Judiciary: “Will
you allow an amendment expressly forbidding pedophiles special protection under
the hate bill?”
The only answer Democrats then or now can reply is, “No.” As pro-hate
bill Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings boldly asserted, all members of 547
paraphilias (sexual deviancies) listed by the American Psychological Association,
including pedophiles, will be given special treatment under the hate bill, “so
that they will no longer have to live in fear because of who they are.”
Democrats have chosen to despise the intense concern and hate bill protest from
heartland America. Many alarmed citizens assert that S. 909 is very dangerous
legislation, poorly understood by Congress; it must be discussed in the open
public forum of Senate Judiciary hearings!
Instead, since the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act is so shaky, so
unable to withstand scrutiny by the normal legislative process, Democrats now
resort to their habitual, under¬¬-the-table method of passage: attaching
it as “pork” to
the underbelly of some (probably unrelated) bill.
Last Congress, Sen. Edward Kennedy attached his hate bill to the Defense Authorization
Act. Yet, The Washington Blade tells us Rep. Barney Frank has problems
with repeating that scenario: “You get kind of cognitive dissonance,” he
says, “when you put [a] liberal amendment on a conservative bill…” That “dissonance” comes
from the fact that one and a half years ago rebellious anti-war Democrats and
anti-hate bill Republicans refused to grant final passage to the hate bill. Despite
approval by both House and Senate, it was ultimately defeated. Frank says memory
of that humiliation precludes attaching the hate bill to an arms bill again.
What other pending bill would Democrats consider to host the hate bill? Democrats
are not saying. Yet, with mid-term elections next year, they want to pass the “Pedophile
Protection Act,” with its nasty stigma of specially protecting rapists
of little boys and girls, as soon as possible.
How soon could Sen. Kennedy propose his new hate bill amendment? As soon as Democrats
decide on its host legislation. That could happen anytime, with passage of the
hate bill within a week.
Also, with today’s shooting spree in the holocaust museum by alleged “racist
and anti-Semite” James Von Brunn, Democrats could exploit this or some
other horrendous hate crime to hasten passage.
Of one thing we are sure: Senate Democrats, especially in the Senate Judiciary,
are bone weary of hearing popular criticism of their “pedophile-protecting
hate bill.” They are apprehensive of the rising sophistication of criticism
against it and possible declining Senate support. If I were Sen. Patrick Leahy
or Sen. Harry Reid, I would try to move it through sooner rather than later.
This means YOUR calling of the Senate right now is crucial. Since calling
has declined in the past month as a result of Senate Judiciary indecision, it
must resume with a vengeance. We must head off the Democrats, moving more quickly
than they, prejudicing the entire Senate against this blatant disregard of the
will of the people.
Call your state's members of the Senate and all Senators (names
on the action page at www.truthtellers.o rg), 1-877-851-6437 toll
free and 1-202-225-3121 toll. Say, “I am calling
to protest refusal by Senate Democrats to hold hate bill hearings on S. 909.
Instead, they are underhandedly attaching the hate bill as a rider. This shows
how weak the pedophile-protecting hate bill is. It can’t withstand normal
legislative scrutiny. Please reject this end run around honest due process. Vote
NO on S. 909!”
Watch the dynamic 10-minute educational videos, Stop the Pedophile-Protecting
Hate Bill!, at www.truthtellers.org which
explains how the hate bill, S.909, ends freedom. Please tell the
offices of members of Congress to watch it! Also at www.truthtellers.org,
watch our gripping 82-minute documentary Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians.
Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states with
hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass the
federal hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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