KILL ALL THREE HATE BILLS WITH ONE CALL
By Rev. Ted Pike
29 Mar 07
While protest against the federal “anti-hate” bill,
H.R.1592, is now widespread, virtually no Christian/conservative
organizations except the National Prayer Network are alerting America
about the other two hate bills in the House of Representatives: H.R.
984, “The Executive Branch Reform Act,” and H.R. 808, “The
Department of Peace and Non-Violence Act.”
The feeling of leaders is that we do well to keep people
focused on the worst of the hate bills H.R.1592. As for the others,
I disagree. I was tempted to feel the same way in January when
Sec. 220, which would impose crushing reporting requirements on small
Christian/conservative lobbyists, was added to the Lobby Reform Bill.
How could we effectively fight both the hate bill and Sec. 220 at
the same time – battles on two fronts? I sounded the alarm
against Sec. 220 anyway. What resulted was an upheaval of protest,
smashing it in the Senate. Since then, protest against the hate bill
has also dramatically increased. This proves to me that the new right
is more flexible, mature, and capable of renewed protest than we
Window of Opportunity
None of these hate crimes bills will probably be voted on until
the House reconvenes on April 13th. What a perfect time to educate
the American public and members of Congress concerning the threat
to freedom also posed by the little-known H.R. 984 and H.R. 808.
During the spring recess, House staff members or recording machines
will receive the following message by phone:
Please don’t vote for "speech crimes" bills. These
include H.R.1592, “The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crime Prevention
Act;” H.R.984, “The Executive Branch Reform Act;” and
H.R. 808, “The Department of Peace and Non-Violence Act.”
A more lengthy version may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed:
Dear (House Member):
Please do not vote for the following “speech crimes" bills:
1. H.R.1592, “The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention
Act.” Similar hate crimes laws have taken away free speech
in Canada and many European countries.
2. H.R. 984, “The Executive Branch Reform Act." This
Orwellian legislation requires all federal executive branch officials
to report to the government every call from concerned Americans.
This violates our First Amendment rights and our right of petition.
3. H.R. 808, “The Department of Peace and Non-Violence Act.” This
would set up a "ministry of propaganda" funded at $8.4
billion a year, dedicated to bringing "peace" through
Send one letter containing my three flyers against these bills
(available at www.truthtellers.org) to the House member from your
district. Distribute these flyers and my two articles (See, Waxman’s
'Speech Control' Bill Subverts Democracy) (See, 'Department
of Peace' Does Violence to Christian Values) as widely as possible.
Another Hate Bill Coming
We must react massively right now because it is no secret that
ADL wants to reintroduce another monster anti-hate bill, “The
Employment Non-Discrimination Act" (ENDA). This will directly
lead to criminalizing churches and employers who don’t hire
homosexuals or fire them because they are gay. Now is the time to
continue to prejudice Congress against all forms of “hate crimes," “speech
crimes,” or “thought control” legislation.
Every communication to Congress NOW makes it even more difficult
for ADL to take away our freedom tomorrow!
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian
/conservative watchdog organization.
TALK SHOW HOSTS: Although most national leaders are not warning
against all three hate bills, radio audiences are fascinated. Call
503-631-3808 for an in-depth one-hour interview with Rev. Pike.
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.
National Prayer Network, P.O. Box 828, Clackamas,