HATE BILL PUT ON HOLD IN SENATE JUDICIARY
By Rev. Ted Pike
5 May 09
On Monday, May 4, Sen. Edward Kennedy's office told me that,
although hearings on his hate crimes bill, S. 909, were not scheduled,
Judiciary could vote on Tuesday to send it immediately forward to the
floor of the Senate.
There was no discussion of the hate bill in Judiciary on Tuesday.
Instead, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Judiciary chairman, said he will inform
us when he has decided to move the hate bill through Judiciary, or
hold hearings -- if hearings are to be held. He says he will give one
week's notice at www.judiciary.senate.gov if the hate bill is to be
considered. This means at least a week's delay -- if we can trust Leahy,
which I don't.
Yet, possible delay is very good news! It gives lovers of freedom
time to thoroughly blacken the reputation of S. 909, accurately describing
it as a pedophile-protecting hate bill. Complete documentation for
this claim is provided by NPN's latest 9-minute video "Stop the
Pedophile-Protecting Hate Bill!" on the home page at www.truthtellers.org.
With Democrats in control of Congress and a President pledged to sign
the hate bill, they are in a position of great advantage. We have known
it would take a great deal of activism by American patriots and a miracle
of God to defeat the hate bill, and we have been watching to see what
He would do. Viewing hearings in the House Judiciary Committee on April
22-23, I recognized His way of deliverance when Democrats refused Rep.
King's amendment excluding homosexual pedophiles from special federal
protection. As soon as the bill passed out of committee, I issued an
e-alert and was on the radio dramatizing this unbelievable error of
judgment and urging all lovers of freedom to call members of the House,
urging them not to vote for a bill that protects pedophiles.
Then, when Rep. Alcee Hastings defiantly proclaimed on the floor of
the House last week that not only pedophilia but all of the other 546
sexual deviancies, or paraphilias, listed by the American Psychiatric
Association would be specially protected under the hate bill, I knew
the Lord had delivered the hate bill forces into our hands. We had
been given an issue capable of defeating the hate bill where other
arguments would fail. Every American, whether conservative or liberal,
religious or non-religious, has a visceral disgust at those who rape
little boys and girls.
Within hours of Hastings' verbal indiscretion, I increased my media
warnings that the hate bill was a pedophile-protecting bill! The next
day, our new video, making visual and audible Hastings' declaration,
was posted at www.truthtellers.org.
I was very gratified that two of the most outspoken evangelical watchdog
groups, Janet Porter's Faith2Action and Traditional Values Coalition,
soon appreciated what the Democrats had given us.
In a conference call last week with evangelical leaders, hosted by
Dr. Wiley Drake, I explained to Janet and others why the pedophile-protecting
issue should be magnified. She had me on her syndicated radio show
(85 affiliates) to explain this new approach to her evangelical audience.
This morning, WorldNetDaily (circulation seven million) published her
dynamic and incisive call for Christian protest of what she calls the "Pedophile
Similarly, I was able yesterday to reach a very large evangelical
audience. Janet interviewed me again, as did Pat Kiley and Dr. Laurie
Roth -- interviews broadcast over at least 325 radio stations, largely
Christian, Salem Media affiliates. The seven national broadcasts I
did yesterday, ending with Jeff Rense, reached well over a half million
Americans, challenging them to call Congress demanding an end to the "pedophile-protecting
Without a doubt, massive protest calling, which largely jammed phone
lines of Senate Judiciary members Monday morning, is causing Democrats
to pause. Cocky and overconfident after their stunning House victory
last week, they now seem to be proceeding with caution. Sen. Kennedy's
office would betray nothing of strategic importance on Tuesday, nor
would Sen. Leahy's. With Democrats one vote shy of a filibuster-proof
majority in the Senate, are they considering waiting until Al Franken
is seated, something that could consume months? Or will they move the
hate bill forward rapidly without hearings, counting on pro-hate bill
Republicans to give them the necessary advantage? At this time, no
one but Democrat power brokers knows the answer to these questions.
One thing we do know: Even though the liberal media and most of the
largest mainstream conservative talk shows and print media remain silent
regarding even the existence of the hate bill in Congress, you and
I, through venues such as talk radio and the internet, are capable
of wielding a very large black brush -- a brush that can tar the federal
hate crimes bill as the most despised legislation in American history.
Call 1-877-851-6437 toll free or 1-202-225-3121
toll. Names of all
Senate members are posted on the action
page at www.truthtellers.org.
Tell all Senators: "Please don't vote for the pedophile-protecting
federal hate crimes bill, S. 909. Please insist on Judiciary hearings
to debate this very dangerous, freedom-threatening legislation."
Don't let up on your calling to the Senate. Leahy, Kennedy, and Reid
are counting on the furor to die down, as other issues and manufactured
distractions compete for our attention. They think time is on their
side. Actually, it's on ours. In the days, perhaps weeks to come, we
have the opportunity to drive home again and again and again to every
Senator that voting for a pro-pedophile hate bill is potential political
Watch the dynamic 10-minute educational video How to Kill the
Hate Bills at www.truthtellers.org which
explains how the two hate bills, HR256 and HR262, end 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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