NEW RIGHT DE-EMPHASIZES HATE BILL
By Rev. Ted Pike
25 Sep 07
that President Bush can be counted on to veto the federal "anti-hate" bill,
most Christian/conservative leaders now give greatest emphasis to
defeat of ENDA (The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, H.R. 2015). On
their websites, they attack ENDA as the primary enemy of freedom
and Christian values. Consequently, millions of their Christian
followers have stopped resisting Sen. Kennedy's hate crimes amendment,
S.A. 2067, just as it is about to be voted on in the Senate!
Monday's NPN survey of 30 Republican Senators confirmed last week's
findings: 11 said there were "quite a few" calls against
the hate bill, 15 reported "a few," and 4 said not a single
call opposed the hate bill.
Dr. James Dobson and Concerned Women for America now describe ENDA
as a type of legislation more threatening than the hate bill. Nothing
could be further from the truth. ENDA is indeed frightening. I have
powerfully warned against it. (See, Hate
Bills Top Democrat Agenda) It attacks our property and hiring
or firing rights, as well as freedom of speech, especially within
employment and churches. Yet the federal hate bill is a vastly greater
threat, leading to a universal end of free speech in broadcasting,
publishing, the internet, government, education, religion, and all
aspects of our public and private life.
Last week, most Christian/conservative organizations finally came
out with internet criticism of the hate bill. Yet such warnings were
at least five days after Kennedy boldly tried to attach it to the
arms bill -- a period in which the hate bill might have passed. Their
statements, while sound in criticism of the hate bill, contained
no compelling motivation to defeat it by will of the people rather
than veto by the President. (See, Hate
Bill Protest Very Small) Such a lackluster performance by conservative
leaders is symptomatic of a policy decision to de-emphasize the hate
bill issue and mobilize total resources to defeat ENDA. I feel as
if I now fight alone in a ghost town that only months ago bustled
with concerned proactive Americans!
Taking to the Airwaves
Instead of despairing, I was compelled by the Lord to again take
to the airwaves. On five national broadcasts Monday afternoon, including
Pat Kiley's "Follow the Money," which reaches approximately
600,000 on 130 affiliates, I described the imminent peril of hate
bill passage and implored my listeners to call Tuesday morning.
I believe we have reason to hope. Already there is evidence of
Divine providence in the fact that the Senate suddenly stopped considering
the military appropriations bill and instead spent Monday debating
the Water Resources and Development Act. But they will return
to the arms bill on Tuesday morning. This gives us perhaps
another precious day to inspire spirit and fight in Republican Senators.
Over 200 years ago, a faithful Continental Army of 13,000, ragged,
unpaid, semi-starving, followed Gen. George Washington through heat
and cold and many bloody conflicts for eight years. Thousands
lost all to purchase our freedom. What you and I do, compared to
what they endured, is very, very light. In fact, it is beneath comparison.
I am amazed that 99.5% of those who listen to me on the radio or
read my e-alerts do not respond by calling Congress. Evidently,
they find a telephone receiver, weighing less than a pound, too heavy
to pick up as a tool to save freedom.
I hope, for the sake of your freedom and your childrens' -- as
well as your conscience in the dark years ahead -- you are not among
CALL YOUR 2 SENATORS!
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they
have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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