HATE BILL VOTE ON WEDNESDAY!
By Rev. Ted Pike
28 Apr 09
The federal hate crimes bill, HR 1913, passed out of the
House Rules Committee mid-afternoon Tuesday, April 28, too late to
be brought to a vote in the House. This gives lovers of freedom
at least one more day to convince members of the House to consider
their political futures and not vote for this pedophile-protecting
Last Thursday during the hate bill mark-up, Rep. Steve King (R, Iowa) submitted
an amendment which would have forced the Judiciary Democrats to clearly state
in the bill that pedophiles would not have special federal rights and protections
under the class "sexual orientation." The Judiciary Democrats refused.
Here is Rep. Louie Gohmert's shocked response to their determination to welcome
all forms of sexual perversion under the umbrella of HR 1913's protection:
"…we just rejected an amendment to include pedophilia
from being part of this protected class.
Do you realize what that means? If a mother hears that their child has
been raped, and she slaps the assailant with her purse, she is now gone after
as a hate criminal because this is a protected class. There are
other protected classes in here. I mean, simple exhibitionism --
I have female friends who have told me over the years that some guy flashed
them and their immediate reaction was to hit them with the purse.
Well, now, he has committed a misdemeanor. She has committed a
federal hate crime because the exhibitionism is protected under sexual
Now, I know my friend said that we have a definition in the law. But
there is nothing in this bill that references the definitions in the Hate Crimes
Statistical Act. It is not there.
We asked that it be added so we could get a specific definition. It is
not there. And having reviewed cases as an appellate judge, I know
that when the legislature has a chance to include a definition and refuses,
then what we looked at was the plain meaning of those words.
The plain meaning of sexual orientation is anything to which someone
is sexually oriented. That could include exhibitionism. It can include necrophilia. It
could include urophilia, and voyeurism. You see somebody spying on you
changing clothes and you hit them, they have committed a misdemeanor. You
have committed a federal felony under this bill.
It is so wrong." (Congressional Record, April 23, 2009)
Rep. Gohmert, as a former judge, authoritatively describes this bill as a pedophile-protecting
Just as boldly, you should describe it in the same terms to your House member. Calling
should begin again at 6 a.m. PDT on Wed., April 29. Call 1-877-851-6437
toll free or 1-202-225-3121 toll.
The message for your House member is: "Please don't vote for the
hate bill HR 1913. Reps. King and Gohmert say it gives special protection
to pedophiles and sexual perverts. Do you want to go on record supporting
a pro-pedophile hate bill?"
Watch the dynamic 10-minute educational video How to Kill the
Hate Bills at www.truthtellers.org which
explains how the hate bill, HR1913, 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.
TALK SHOW HOSTS: Interview Rev. Ted Pike on this subject. Call
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