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By Rev. Ted Pike
12 June 09

Hater! Cartoon
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As the above cartoon by Sean Verster suggests, pro-hate bill Democrats, especially in the Senate Judiciary, want to assert many things about the prevalence of hate in America and who the haters are.  But they cannot endure open, widely publicized debate, especially concerning their federal hate crimes bill.  This aversion to scrutiny at the hands of Judiciary Republicans has caused Democratic leadership to possibly seek hate bill passage as an amendment to "must pass" legislation.

Last Monday, June 8, the online homosexual Washington Blade headlined "Senate to Pass Hate Crimes Bill as Amendment".  The primary authority for this was Trevor Thomas, a spokesman for the homosexual Human Rights Campaign (HRC), plus opinions of Senate staffers.

Yet, it appears the Democrats may still not have made up their minds.  Yesterday afternoon, June 11, I called Sen. Edward Kennedy's office and was routed to his legislative authority.  She said the Senator and fellow Democrats "are still mulling over" what course to take.  They have not decided with finality to pursue the amendment route.

One advantage of resubmitting the hate bill as an amendment is that Judiciary hearings are bypassed.  As soon as the Senate accepts his amendment, Kennedy, as the bill's chief Senate sponsor and originator, may demand a vote at any time.  If Republican opposition can't muster 41 votes, there can be no filibuster.  Kennedy's hate bill will pass.

The primary disadvantage of the amendment option is that, with such widespread opposition to the hate bill, plus demands for hearings, two negative messages go forth: First, the impression is given of Democratic contempt for legislative due process, which should include hearings on highly controversial legislation.  Second, it appears the hate bill is too flawed to sustain rigorous scrutiny.   If the Democrats cannot face Republican questioning and put down, with finality, the characterization of their hate bill as "pro-pedophile," a very strong message is sent, even to hate bill supporters in the Senate, that the hate bill is indefensible -- it does protect pedophiles.

We Can Kill the Hate Bill Now!

How can lovers of freedom thwart Kennedy?  Simple.  We must saturate the entire Senate immediately with this assertion: Abandoning hearings in the Senate Judiciary and giving Kennedy sole right to move the hate bill forward via amendment is a high-handed end run around legislative due process. It demonstrates the hate bill's inability to withstand criticism.

If thousands of concerned Americans become publicists of this indictment to all 100 Senators, Kennedy's amendment will almost certainly be dealt a death blow.  The hate bill will have to stay in Judiciary, floundering as Judiciary Democrats become increasingly unable to face Republican and public opposition.

If such Senate-spanning bad publicity against the hate bill goes out NOW, tremendous pressure will be applied to cause the hate bill to first languish, then die in committee.

Start calling all members of the Senate immediately (names available here on the action page at www.truthtellers.org).  Don't be content with calling once.  Wait a day and call again.  Call toll-free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121.  Tell them: "Please demand hearings on the hate bill, S. 909. Don't support Sen. Kennedy's possible strategy of attaching the hate crimes bill as an amendment to another bill, without hearings.  S. 909 is very dangerous pedophile-protecting legislation which must be debated.  If it's too shaky to survive hearings, it's too shaky to become the law of the land!"

Kennedy could opt to ride the crest of media hype surrounding the recent deplorable Holocaust museum "hate crime" shooting.  He could introduce his amendment as early as Monday.  With release of the hate bill from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, there could be little to prevent him from calling for a Senate vote later in the week.

If he acts this fast, we must act faster.  Call NOW!


Watch the dynamic 10-minute educational videos, Stop the Pedophile-Protecting Hate Bill!, at www.truthtellers.org which explains how the hate bill, S.909, 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 (503) 631-3808.


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