WE MIGHT STILL KILL THE HATE BILL!
By Rev. Ted Pike
21 July 09
In order to preserve the federal hate bill from Presidential
veto, this morning the Senate passed the McCain-Levin amendment to
the Department of Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 58 to 40.
This satisfied President Obama's demand that 7 to 12 F-22 Raptor fighters
The President has repeatedly warned that if Congress sends him a DOD bill with
extra Raptors, he will veto it - along with the attached federal hate crimes
Does this mean fast forward of the hate bill through conference to the President's
desk in September? Not necessarily.
On June 25, the House voted for the extra Raptors by a whopping 389
to 22. If the American people can flood Congress for the rest of the summer
with demands that the F-22s be included in the DOD bill, pro-Raptor House conferees
could outvote anti-Raptor Senate conferees. In the end, Obama could still be
presented with a Raptor-friendly DOD bill.
It is vital NOW that we unite with millions of American workers in 44 states
who already count on some part of the economic benefit from Raptor production.
We must join with the defense contracting industry and lobby to encourage conferees
in September to include all 12 Raptors. We must work to present the President
with a DOD bill most likely to be vetoed -- most likely to kill the attached
We must also insure that the hard won Brownback amendment is not stripped off
in conference this fall. Already, the homosexual Human Rights Campaign is howling
to strip off Sen. Sessions' three relatively mild amendments, approved by the
Senate yesterday. The driving ambition of the Anti-Defamation League and their
federal hate bill is to end free speech and persecute Christians. Neither ADL
nor the homosexual lobby is happy with the safeguard of free speech provided
by the Brownback amendment. We can expect Democratic House conferees to militate
for its removal from the final hate bill submitted to Obama.
This would mean that the full force of Title 18, Section 2a of the 1968 hate
law, undergirding S. 909, will remain in effect. It says that anyone whose speech "induces" another
to commit a violent hate crime will be "tried as a principal" alongside
the active offender. Pastors, talk show hosts, etc. would find themselves exposed
to the charge that they had influenced commission of a hate crime.
Because of massive, largely last minute pressure last week, Senate Democrats
approved the Brownback amendment. Similar pressure must be applied to keep it
from being stripped off during conference in September.
It is vital that we begin calling NOW to members of the House and Senate with
these two messages:
1. "Please instruct conferees in September
to include all 12 F-22 Raptors in the Defense Authorization bill."
2. "Please make sure the Brownback amendment
to the hate bill, which guarantees free speech, is not stripped
off in conference."
Call 1-877-851-6437 toll-free or 1-202-225-3121 toll. The names of all
members of the House and Senate are
listed HERE at www.truthtellers.org. As soon as conferees are chosen in
September, I will alert you and post their names at www.truthtellers.org.
Also, begin contacting the White House with this message: "Mr. President,
we expect you to honor your promise to veto a defense bill that includes extra
F-22 fighters." (Comments line: 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461.)
Does this seem contradictory or unethical? We are in war, and these are
necessary tactics to save civilization.
It is said that hope springs eternal. That is because there is a Heavenly Father
who has promised to reciprocate when we come before Him in faith and repentance
- and take righteous action. God is still very able to cause confusion among
the Democrats. Scripture says the heart of a king is in His hand - He turns
it wherever He pleases. Let us pray that God arouses a spirit of contention
between Obama and his Democratic Congress that will result in veto of the arms/hate
bill package this fall.
Remember, with God "nothing shall be called impossible!"
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.
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