NEEDED: A FEW GOOD LEADERS
By Rev. Ted Pike
10 Aug 05
During the summer of 1980, my father, Rev. Claude Pike, my brother John, and
I flew a 1929 Bellanca monoplane, fitted with a loudspeaker and aerial banner,
across America. Above cities and patriotic rallies, we proclaimed, “PRAY
FOR AMERICA,” publicizing the need for re-establishment of the long-forgotten
National Day of Prayer.
Our message got through to the White House. In 1983, President
Ronald Reagan proclaimed the National Day of Prayer, encouraging
all Americans to pray for divine favor on our nation.
With such presidential endorsement, the largest conservative “New
Right” organizations, such as Focus on the Family and Campus
Crusade for Christ, quickly made the National Day of Prayer a national
institution. We were delighted. At the same time, our role was quickly
forgotten. But that does not matter. God, the President and these
powerful Christian organizations completed what we had begun by faith
and an old airplane.
Throughout this last year, I have publicized nationally the threat
of hate crime legislation on more than 130 radio and television talk
shows. I have hoped that, as with the national prayer issue, very
large “new right” organizations, with far greater influence
than I have, could make the issue theirs and run with it.
It hasn’t happened.
It’s not because the issue of hate laws is unimportant. If
Congress passes the pending federal hate bill, HR 2662, S 1145, America
will become a “thought crime” police state exactly like
Canada, and worse. Free speech will end and with it all our other
liberties. Surely, then, this is an issue of staggering importance
- in my opinion, of greater urgency to church and nation than any
“FOR FEAR OF THE JEWS”
Yet, incredibly, even after the outrageous persecution of Christians
as “hate criminals” in Philadelphia last fall, the large “watchdog” organizations
remain virtually silent. No national organization has stepped forward
to consistently educate and lobby against federal hate legislation.
What is going on? Let me share an anecdote.
About 3 years ago, I contacted a large Christian/conservative organization,
sharing with them my concern about the threat of hate laws. They
were enthusiastic since they had done a large national mailing against
hate laws. They wanted to distribute my video “Hate Laws: Making
Criminals of Christians” nationally.
That is, until they viewed the video with its expose of how a Jewish
international religious organization, B’nai B’Rith and
its ADL, have masterminded hate laws throughout the world.
Silence. Finally, one of their directors called me to say they
had cancelled their plans to promote the video. He said curtly, “We
The message was clear. ADL/B’nai B‘rith’s role
in the creation of hate laws was too close to the surface of the
hate law issue. Either out of loyalty to the Jews, or fear of them,
this organization could not become involved. I have not seen another
mailing from them critical of hate laws.
Sadly, their apprehension is probably shared by virtually all major
Christian/conservative organizations. Because the ADL considers any
criticism of matters or institutions Jewish to constitute “anti-semitism,” this
legislation, the brainchild of evil Jewish leadership, is regarded
as off-limits to criticism.
HATE LAWS: DESIGNED TO DECEIVE
Also, since the whole concept of hate crime laws has been designed
by ADL/B’nai B’rith to deceive, making it seem that laws
against hate actually promote biblical values, the public remains
unenlightened. Polls show that about 80% of evangelical Christian
teens support hate laws, completely swallowing the ADL’s deception.
Today, few Christian/conservative organizations have investigated
or done any original thinking on the subject of hate legislation.
A confused, uneducated constituency translates into one that will
not respond financially. Very expensive mass mailings or media programming
to educate the public cannot be economically justified. Result: educational
programs against “anti-hate” laws are perpetually left
on the back burner.
Meanwhile, the ADL’s Orwellian, freedom-extinguishing legislation
continues to be adopted and enforced by nation after nation of the
western world. In Congress, the ADL has continued, at least up to
last fall, not only to possess the allegiance of all Democrats, but
to bring over a majority of Republicans to support their pending
It is not a matter of whether someday we will have a crisis on
this issue. We have had repeated crises in Congress over the hate
laws threat, barely snatching victory from almost certain defeat.
Freedom has been saved again and again only because of the slim margin
of influence that a very few have been able to muster in Congress.
Such support has encouraged an embattled minority of Republicans
in both Houses to continue opposing the hate bill.
For example, in 2001, our National Prayer Network sent a hard-hitting
educational brochure against the federal hate bill to virtually every
member of Congress. With addresses hand-written, this brochure was
also mailed to about eight of each member’s top legislative
aides. It was also sent to all state senators and representatives,
governors and attorney generals. (Total mailing: 12,500)
By that time, also, more than 1500 of our hate laws videos had
been sold nationally. As a consequence, James B. Tucker of American
Free Press told me that, in the spring of 2002, members of the National
Press Club were abuzz about how many extremely educated communications
against hate laws were coming to members of Congress. Such input
was a result of the seeds we were sowing nationally. No one else
in the country was educating about hate laws to that degree.
Thus, in the spring of 2002, when Tom Daschle and his phalanx of
Democrats wanted to quickly push through ”The Local Law Enforcement
Enhancement Act,” a small group of encouraged Republican senators
rose to their feet and demanded to debate the bill in depth. Terrified
lest the frightening contents of the bill become known to members
of Congress, virtually all of whom had probably
never read it, Daschle
shelved the bill for the year.
RUNNING OUT OF TIME
Yet such extremely slim victories cannot go on perpetually. In
order to preserve free speech for the long term, the survival of
freedom requires the help of very large Christian/conservative organizations.
They must initiate educational programs against hate laws that will
guarantee that, regardless of who controls Congress or sits in the
White House, the people will say “NO!” to hate laws and
throw out those members of Congress who vote for them.
I have tried to contact such groups and national leaders who should
be educating against the federal hate bill. Maybe if I do so again,
my call for help will at last penetrate.
American Family Association - Bott Broadcasting - Campus Crusade
- CBN - Christian Coalition - Christianity Today - Charisma - Concerned
Women for America - Crawford Broadcasting - Dr. James Dobson - Dr.
Jerry Falwell - Billy Graham - Franklin Graham - Sean Hannity - Hugh
Hewitt - Human Events - Dr. D. James Kennedy - Rush Limbaugh – Michael
Medved – Moody Broadcasting - National Religious Broadcasters
- National Review - Janet Parschall – Rev. Rod Parsley - Reclaiming
America - Pat Robertson -James Robison - Jay Sekulow - Trinity Broadcasting,
DO YOU HEAR ME?