HATE BILL INTRODUCED IN SENATE
By Rev. Ted Pike
17 Apr 07
On April 12, 2007 the Senate version of the federal hate crimes bill
was introduced by Sen. Kennedy and Smith into the U.S. Senate Committee
on the Judiciary: the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes
Prevention Act, S. 1105.
I believe that, since the Senate has not received the level of
protest the House has, hate bill supporters want to push this bill
through the Senate very rapidly before the new right can catch up
Please protest to your Senator immediately! Also at www.truthtellers.org
are listed the full 100 members of the Senate. Spend several hours
calling all 100 immediately and save free speech this week! Call
toll-free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121. (Click
Here for list).
"Please do not vote for the Matthew Shepard
Hate Crimes Prevention Act, S. 1105. Hate laws have taken away free
speech in Canada and many European countries."
(It is a virtual certainty that S. 1105 will pass the Senate Judiciary.
Pro-hatebill members outnumber those who oppose it by about 13 to
In addition, it is vital that you send my powerful flyer Anti-Hate
Laws Will Make You a Criminal to your Senator as well as their
8-10 influential legislative aides (Flyers at truthtellers.org
-- click on "What can I do?" near
the top of the main page).
Time is of the essence. A year and a half ago the House passed
the federal hate bill in 45 minutes. Senate Majority Leader Reid
could fast-track S. 1105 to a vote with astonishing speed.
The House, in fact, could also vote on its version of the hate
bill, H.R. 1592, at any time. The recent massacre of students in
Virginia only strengthens the case of hate bill supporters that hate
and hate crimes are rampant in America, necessitating a vastly greater
presence of the federal government in local law enforcement.
For the moment, however, our attention should be directed primarily
to the Senate and Senate Committee on the Judiciary. If you can do
nothing else, call your member of the Senate. Unlike the House bill,
H.R. 1592, introduced almost secretly by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee
on January 5, Kennedy and Smith are boldly publicizing S. 1105. Rather
than trying to sneak S. 1105 through the Senate, they are rallying
support behind their bill and the sentiment associated with the grisly
murder of Matthew Shepard.
Actually, this could be a blessing in disguise -- a splendid time
to flood Senators and their legislative aides with the truth about
how hate laws have taken away free speech in much of the world. Our
object is to not only kill these bills in Congress now but to destroy
their prospects of ever being reintroduced. Act now!
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian /conservative
Go to video.google.com to watch Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians, Rev. Pike's expose of
how the Anti-Defamation League has fomented Christian-persecuting
hate laws worldwide.
TALK SHOW HOSTS: Interview Rev. Ted Pike on
the threat of hate laws, both federal and state. Call (503) 631-3808.
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