WHY EXTREME PENALTIES FOR CHRISTIAN 'HATE CRIMINALS'?
By Rev. Ted Pike
2 Mar 05
In Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, Michael Marcavage read the Bible in
a city council meeting. Accused of "hate speech," his penalty was
a $2,800.00 fine and 15 months in prison.
Soon after, Michael and ten other Christians preached and sang, "Blessed
be the name of the Lord" at a homosexual rally in Philadelphia. Penalty:
47 years in prison and $90,000.00 fine each.
In 2001 in Saskatchewan, Christian Hugh Owens put four Bible verses
critical of homosexuality in the local newspaper. Convicted of "hate
crimes," both he and the newspaper were levied fines of $6,000.00
Presently, another Saskatchewan Christian, Bill Whatcott was fined
$15,000.00 for the "hate crime" of criticizing Planned Parenthood.
He is also facing a possible $20,000.00 fine for the hate crime of
And in Ontario, another Christian, Mark Harding, was facing at
least six months in prison for criticizing Islam as a "militant" religion.
Because Harding, who has a heart condition, capitulated and said
he was sorry for hurting the feelings of Moslems, the court had mercy:
he had to do only 340 hours of work for Moslem organizations.
Such extreme penalties are the work of the Anti-Defamation League
of B'Nai B'Rith, the architect of hate laws worldwide. The ADL is
determined to convince the world that "bias" crimes, above all other
crimes, are especially evil – uniquely deserving of the most
severe punishments. In fact, under the ADL hate laws, any crime motivated
by bias usually incurs triple penalties, going from a misdemeanor
to a felony.
Why are "bias" crimes very, very, very bad? Answer: because such
is necessary to hasten the persecution of Christians.
The ADL's reasoning goes like this:
Bias against homosexuals is hateful;
Christians are biased against homosexuals;
Christians are hateful.
Thus, Christians are stereotyped, by ADL design, as haters. So
why not exclude them from the "respect for diversity" that is afforded
to everyone else? Why not restrict their speech and actions? In other
words, why not persecute them?
On Oct. 10th, 2004, the ADL, through their national executive board
member, Philadelphia District Attorney Lynn Abraham, tried to ignite
persecution of Christianity in America. They failed. Yet they will
try again and again, unless Christians expose them.
It is time that Christians tell the world who is really very, very,
very hateful against Christians.
It is the ADL.
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