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By Rev. Ted Pike
26 Sep 09

Two more federal hate crimes bills could fast-forward this Wednesday in a hearing scheduled by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime: the Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act, HR 1966 and the Safe Schools Improvement Act, HR 2262. The first threatens two years in prison just to “intend” to cause “substantial emotional distress” to anyone, including a homosexual, by critical speech over the internet or airwaves. The second outlaws “persistent or pervasive” criticism of homosexuality in America’s public school system if it “adversely affects the ability” of a gay student to attend a school activity.

Last week, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) surged forward after a hearing in the Committee on Education and Labor. Homosexual Reps. Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and a host of gay and liberal witnesses overwhelmed Republican opposition. Only one Republican of the 19 committee members, Rep. John Kline, had the courage and arguments to significantly oppose it.

Why were Republicans so unprepared?

On Thursday I called House Judiciary Republican offices to ask if they were receiving protest calls against the four hate bills moving through committees. Virtually all had received “very small” or no protest. Of the ten Republican offices I called, most did not know that ENDA hearings were held the previous day! At least half of the staffers were not even aware of ENDA’s existence. Almost all knew nothing of the other three hate bills.

I spent much of Thursday talking to Republican staffers, itemizing and explaining these four extremely dangerous pieces of freedom-stealing legislation. Shocked to hear about the four bills, the Judiciary expert for one Republican visited www.truthtellers.org with me and skimmed my recent article “Five Hate Bills Surge through Congress.” She said no Judiciary Republican had such a comprehensive understanding of the hate bill threat as was contained in my article.

However, a number of staffers told me Rep. Louie Gohmert had just sent an alert to House Republicans that they will likely see new hate bills moving within the next few weeks. Gohmert’s office told me Friday that he is aware of the upcoming hearings on Wednesday. Gohmert also was reported to have said that, with hearings on the National Defense Authorization Act (with hate bill attached) scheduled to begin this week, Republicans will be making a last-ditch attempt to strip out the anti-free speech language in the hate bill.

More Bungling Ahead?
What will happen Wednesday in the hate bill hearings? Unless patriots alert and energize the six Republicans on the Subcommittee on Crime, possibly unprepared conservatives will again be thrown back by very focused and aggressive liberals and their witnesses.

These Republicans are:
  • J. Randy Forbes (Va.)
  • Louie Gohmert (Texas)
  • Bob Goodlatte (Va.)
  • Dan Lungren (Calif.)
  • Ted Poe (Texas)
  • Tom Rooney (Fla.)

Tell their offices, “Please encourage the Congressman to vigorously oppose the two hate crimes bills to be considered in Wednesday’s crime subcommittee hearing. They are the Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act, HR 1966 and the Safe Schools Improvement Act, HR 2262.” Also tell them to oppose ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, HR 3017 and the National Hate Crimes Hotline Act, HR 2684.

Previously, I asked callers to encourage Republicans to oppose “all hate and bias legislation.” That message is no longer enough. Unless you individually list these bills to their offices, the members of Congress may not know they exist!

Call 1-877-851-6437 toll-free or 1-202-225-3121 toll. Want to do more? Call all House Judiciary Republicans, listed HERE on the action page of www.truthtellers.org, as well as your two Senators and House member.

Clearly, people are weary of calling Congress, trying to hold back the unresponsive Democrat juggernaut intent on ending freedom. But we do not even begin to know what real weariness is—the kind of weariness that will come upon us and our children if we give up the fight for freedom. That is the bone-chilling kind of weariness that means cold, starvation, torture and, ultimately, death in the gulags of the new world order.


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 (503) 631-3808.

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