CONYERS INTRODUCES NEW HATE BILL!
By Rev. Ted Pike
21 Mar 07
Last month I warned that Rep. John Conyers, head of the House Judiciary
Committee, might be using the federal "anti-hate" bill
H.R. 254 as a decoy, soaking up most opposition from the political
and religious right. Then, with opposition largely exhausted, he
would slip in another hate bill, a longer and more dangerous one,
the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA), H.R.
1592. (That same bill passed the House overwhelmingly in 2005.) Conyers’ strategy
is to send a new hate bill to the floor of the House free of any
criticism attached to it ... a bill of which busy and distracted
House members might not be suspicious.
Well, it’s happening. The Anti-Defamation League announced
yesterday arrival of LLEHCPA in House Judiciary. They strongly recommend
it pass in order to end violent hate crimes in America.
H.R. 254, “David’s Law,” remains in the House
Judiciary where it will probably die. But LLEHCPA will undoubtedly
be on the fast track through the Subcommittee on Crime and the Judiciary
Committee and onto the floor of the House. Since LLEHCPA passed the
house 1-1/2 years ago, according to the House rules, no more deliberation
is required. It could emerge from the Subcommittees on Crime and
Judiciary after a mere voice vote. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is
empowered to bring it to a vote in the House, even before other bills
on the docket.
This is the decisive moment of which I have warned, when every
patriot must once again protest as loudly as possible. Conyers is
indeed pulling his "fast one." We must react as quickly!
Here is how to stop Conyers and his hate bill:
- Come to www.truthtellers.org for
the list of the 40 members of the House Judiciary Committee. Call
each toll-free at 1-877-851-6437. Tell them: "Please don’t
vote for Rep. Conyers' hate crimes bill, H.R. 1592. Hate laws have
taken away free speech in Canada and many European countries."
- Call the House member from your district and give the same message.
Fax, email, or mail my hate crimes flyer, “Anti-Hate Laws
will make you a Criminal,” to your member of Congress
and their 8-10 influential legislative aides (available at
We have defeated ADL’s federal hate bills three times
in the last two years, but only because thousands of
Americans overcame lethargy and defeatism and let Congress know
of their outrage. Now is the time to do it again!
Rev. Ted Pike is the director of the National Prayer Network - a
Christian-conservative watchdog organization.
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