TED KENNEDY: PEDOPHILE-PROTECTOR OF THE
By Rev. Ted Pike
31 Aug 09
Few Americans realize that Sen. Edward Kennedy, “lion
of the Senate,” was also advocate for the hidden yet powerful
pedophile lobby in Washington.
During a previous intense fight to kill the federal hate crimes bill,
a unique window opened to me and I saw Kennedy’s pro-pedophile
agenda in action. It was fall 2005. The hate bill had passed overwhelmingly
in the House in 45 minutes, with no Republican opposition. It had been
attached to the Children’s Safety Act (CSA). CSA was must-pass
legislation that would heighten penalties and restrictions on pedophiles.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, headed by pro-hate bill Republican
Arlen Specter, was overwhelmingly Democrat and supported hate crimes
legislation. Kennedy’s hate bill was sure to sail through Judiciary
and the Senate (which in the previous Congress had passed the hate
At last, after seven years of frustration, the Anti-Defamation League,
architect of the bill, was absolutely certain of victory.
But then the playboy who panicked at Chappaquiddick again did the
unexpected. Kennedy made an astonishing proposal to Senate Judiciary
Republicans. It was related to me on terms of anonymity by a Senate
Judiciary lawyer working for a prominent Republican senator. Sen. Frist's
office subsequently confirmed to me that everything he said was true.
Kennedy told Judiciary Republicans that his pedophile backers found
intolerable the restrictions, penalties and humiliations imposed by
CSA. If Kennedy would instruct his fellow Senate Judiciary Democrats
not to move the hate bill forward to a Senate vote, would the Republicans
join with the Democrats to water down the Children’s Safety
This proposal was offered to the Republicans with the understanding
that later, when CSA came forward to floor action in the Senate, Kennedy
would exercise his option to attempt to attach the hate bill to the
weakened CSA; he could call for a vote that would surely succeed.
Judiciary Republicans recognized an incredible chance to delay hate
bill passage. They worked with the Democrats to weaken some anti-pedophile
penalties in the CSA. The Senate version ended up drastically shortened.
Then for six months spanning two sessions of Congress, an unrecognized,
unrecorded battle of Senate titans ensued. Republican Senate majority
leader Bill Frist knew that if he allowed CSA onto the Senate floor,
Kennedy would instantly demand a vote attaching the hate bill to it.
Into April 2006, Frist doggedly refused to allow CSA to be brought
to floor action. Militant proponents of CSA, anxiously awaiting the
protection it would afford America’s children, were baffled at
Frist’s seeming inaction. Kathy Lee Gifford, John Walsh of America’s
Most Wanted and Bill O’Reilly heightened criticism of Frist’s “procrastination.” They
didn’t realize he was heroically battling to keep Kennedy at
bay, depriving him of the opportunity to pass the hate bill.
Finally on Tuesday April 25, as national concern and impatience approached
the breaking point, I sent out an e-alert explaining to the public
the underlying dynamics blocking passage of CSA. During the next two
days, O’Reilly became electrified with anger. He called Frist,
confirming that Kennedy and his hate bill were indeed holding CSA hostage.
Frist encouraged him to mount massive protest against Kennedy. On Thursday
April 27, an enraged O'Reilly and Walsh tore into Kennedy through TV
and internet. On "The O'Reilly Factor," they excoriated him
for holding up legislation urgently needed to protect American children
from pedophiles—all for the sake of his cherished hate bill!
During the next two days, Kennedy’s office was overwhelmed with
12,000 calls from outraged Americans. On Friday, Kennedy announced
abandonment of any attempt to attach a hate bill to the CSA.
The hate bill had again miraculously been defeated. Yet few knew,
or know today, how much Senate Republicans had to maneuver and compromise
in order to defeat it. Because of Kennedy, the pedophile lobby got
what it wanted: a Children’s Protection Act significantly less
restrictive of pedophiles than in its original form.
All week, Sen. Kennedy has been posthumously lauded for his part in
the "Kennedy legacy" of passing an unprecedented amount of
liberal legislation. But will his biographers or future generations
have the courage to include within that legacy the truth about his
protection of pedophiles and corresponding weakening of protection
for their prey--America's children?
His cold decision to protect pedophiles over America's children was
the work of a scumbag.
(Derived from Rev. Ted Pike's original article, "Hate
Bill Defeated in Senate, Yet Danger Remains," May 9, 2006, at Truthtellers.org.)
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