THE MOUNTING THREAT OF STATE HATE LAWS
By Rev. Ted Pike
11 Apr 07
Attention has recently focused on threatened passage of federal "anti-hate" bill
H.R. 1592. But equal danger is faced at the state level, as many state governments
are stiffening their own “anti-hate” or "anti-bias" laws.
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith is architect of this anti-Christian
legislation worldwide. If ADL can’t succeed in using federal force to persecute
Christians, state hate laws can be strengthened to do the job. Certainly, ADL
made powerful use of Pennsylvania’s "anti-intimidation" law in
2005 to arrest and jail 11 Christians—the work of ADL national executive
board member and Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham.
"Bias" Bill in Oregon Threatens Church
Here in Oregon the senate of our legislature has approved sweeping
pro-homosexual legislation, S.B. 2, that bans any discrimination
in housing or employment. This bill would force churches to hire
homosexuals in positions that are not strictly spiritual or educational!
These jobs could include bookkeeping, secretarial, maintenance, and
employees of any church-related businesses. Judges will have power
to say where churches' rights begin or end.
S.B. 2 also mandates a statewide education program to "prevent
bias" against homosexuality in young people; that bias means
Christians’ Biblical beliefs!
Nearly 500 pastors recently met at our capitol in Salem, protesting
to legislators that S.B. 2 threatens our "Judeo-Christian" values
and society. But I have a question. How many of these concerned clergy
realize this threat has come primarily as a result of liberal Jewish
Forging Chains that Bind the Church
ADL is the "civil liberties" arm of B'nai B'rith International—a
worldwide, liberal, very anti-Christian, religious, educational,
and fraternal Jewish organization. (ADL's
Involvement in Hate Law Legislation) In 1988 ADL opened a competition to America’s
law students to help create a "model
anti-hate statute" for America. Jewish law student Joseph Ribakoff
was awarded first prize. He advocated that leaders of any organization
that showed a video critical of homosexuality should be arrested;
members who remained members should also be arrested. (Watch "Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians" at google.)
By 1990, ADL finalized their model hate law statute. That year,
ADL also persuaded Congress to pass their "Hate Crimes Statistics
Act" which put ADL in charge of instructing the FBI, Justice
Department, and all police in their twisted definitions of bias,
hate, prejudice, and intolerance.
During the 1990s, ADL visited every state legislature in America
and persuaded at least 45 to adopt some version of their model hate
law. To each state, ADL said:
1. Homosexuals, as a historically oppressed group, are entitled
to special privileges and protections. Their sexual preference deserves
equal status with gender, race, and religion.
2. A bias-oriented justice system must be established in the state.
Bias against homosexuality is a grave threat to society. If bias
motivates any crime, a "hate crime" has been committed.
3. Because bias against victimized groups such as homosexuals and
Jews is very bad, triple penalties will be sentenced when such bias
motivates a crime.
What’s the message? Any attitude worthy of triple penalties
is very, very, very bad. So don't ever be biased…especially
S.B. 2: Another ADL Hate Crimes Bill
Here in Oregon, S.B. 2 is very much a hate crimes bill. It exemplifies
ADL's working definition that "hate" is bias against specially
protected groups. When such bias motivates a crime, small or great,
a hate crime has occurred.
Under S.B. 2, a church's refusal to hire a homosexual as a secretary
or janitor is an illegal act motivated by bias: a hate crime. (Since
this crime by church officials is essentially the same as any other
hate crime, I am surprised S.B. 2 does not mandate triple penalties.
That will probably come soon enough.)
ADL sold its model hate law statutes to legislators during the
1990s as necessary to deter violent bias crime. To most legislators,
this goal seems worthy. Between 1990 and 2000, about 45 states practically
waited in line to rubberstamp this "win-win" legislation.
During that period—apart from national mailings against hate
laws by the National Prayer Network and the research work of a few
specialists such as Robert L. Knight—virtually no conservative
organization protested. At www.adl.org extensive charts quantify
ADL's success in persuading states to adopt their model hate law.
See if your state earns excellent marks by implementing all ADL's
requirements or “fails” by continuing to rely on the
traditional judge-and-jury system to obtain justice for victims of
Today, ADL along with the ACLU, another Jewish-dominated anti-Christian
attack group (See, ACLU Top Heavy
with Jews), is encouraging another
wave of bias crime legislation. Labor, workplace environment, and
fair housing laws all make it a hate crime to be biased and break
the law by discrimination against homosexuals.
Why Does ADL Keep Winning?
ADL's agenda is sensationally effective against Christian values
because ADL is 100 percent Jewish. According to the unbiblical theology
of most evangelicals, Jewish activists can’t be criticized
or even identified as the source of this relentless attack. That
would mean "cursing God's chosen people." Partly for this
reason, no Christian/conservative leader will identify ADL as the
primary engine of destruction against Christian civilization. They
know that if they do Jewish media will trash them as "anti-Semites," a
charge 24 million evangelicals will accept at face value, abandoning
all support for that leader's ministry.
Consequently, the church continues to reel from repeated assaults
by "organized world Jewry:" ADL, B'nai B'rith, ACLU, People
for the American Way, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and myriads
of other leftwing Jewish activist groups -- not to mention the Jewish-dominated
media (See, Jews Confirm
Big Media Is Jewish).
Jesus said that when a church is "trodden under foot of men," as
the American church has been for at least 40 years, there is a simple
reason for its powerlessness: "The salt has lost its savor." (Luke
Such heroes of the faith as Jeremiah, John the Baptist, and Paul
possessed the "true grit" of undiluted spiritual saltiness.
They spoke boldly against Jewish evil, leaving the consequences to
God. They did not fear the Jewish fable that God will rain wrath
upon the individual who criticizes "God's chosen people."
Instead of an imagined threat from God, evangelical leaders should
fear the very real and Biblical warning that if a leader does not
alert the people promptly and specifically concerning the approach
of the enemy he will lose his eternal soul. (Ezek. 33:6) Leaders
may fear losing their ministry today if they criticize ADL; but if
ADL is allowed to destroy America behind the scenes they will soon
lose their ministry anyway. In fact, their silence today may someday
cost them their lives tomorrow.
How does the church regain the spiritual saltiness so desperately
needed to hold back ADL’s onslaught? We must abandon ourselves
to God and the whole truth, absolutely believing He will never leave
or forsake those who put Him first.
We must eagerly and hungrily avail ourselves of sources of spiritual
and political salt when God brings them to us. There is at least
one notable "salt lick" now available to this planet: It's
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian
/conservative watchdog organization.
It's time to repeal ADL's state hate laws! Send Rev. Ted Pike's
powerful flyer, Anti-Hate
Laws Will Make You a Criminal, to your
governor, attorney general, and members of the legislature from your
district. This is readily available at truthtellers.org's
Three major federal hate bills are now in Congress. They could
be passed as early as next week. Come to www.truthtellers.org for
complete instructions on how to most effectively block this Orwellian
legislation on the federal level.
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