DEMOCRATS UNDER ATTACK: PERFECT TIME TO
BLOCK HATE BILLS!
By Rev. Ted Pike
9 Sep 09
Many concerned Americans, recoiling from House and Senate passage
of the federal hate crimes bill this spring, are tempted to think it’s
useless to resist new hate crimes legislation. This includes ENDA,
the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and the Megan
Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act now moving forward in the House Judiciary Committee.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
A Reuters’ report, “Lawmakers Seek Survival in Unpopular
Congress,” Sept.6, indicates that Democrats in Congress, especially
after being battered in town halls all summer and with an unimproved
economy, view themselves as an endangered species.
This means that, if subjected to renewed protest, Democrats might
be persuaded to pull back from support of even more pro-homosexual,
freedom-destroying hate crime bills slated to advance this month. Such
anti-family initiatives include final passage and signing into law
of the federal hate crimes bill.
How shaky is Democrats’ security in Congress? Reuters:
Political survival will be high on lawmakers’ minds when the
Democrat-led US Congress returns to work on Tuesday amid widespread
voter dissatisfaction with its performance…many incumbents,
both Democrat and Republican, are beginning to worry about holding
onto their seats in the November 2010 election…Polls show only
about one-third of Americans approve of how lawmakers are doing…Surveys
find voters have a dim view of both parties but history suggests Obama’s
Democrats face greater risks because they control Congress and the
Reuters quotes Dean Debnam of Public Policy Polling, a private firm.
“There’s a lot of discontent out there and when that’s the
case, the party in power pretty inevitably gets the blame.”
Reuters says a recent poll by Debnam’s company “underscores
the anti-incumbent mood. It found that only 47 percent of voters say
they would vote to re-elect their member of Congress. Incumbents have
long received upward of 60 percent of the vote…The poor poll
figures frustrate Democrats who have touted the major legislation they
passed with Obama’s help…"
Ethan Siegal of the Washington Exchange, a private firm that tracks
Congress for institutional investors, is quoted as saying that financial
matters by far top voters’ concern. ‘Until the economy
turns around, Congress’ ratings are going to be in the dumpster.’”
Meanwhile, homosexual online newspaper Washington Blade says continuing
healthcare debate may slow movement of Obama’s pro-homosexual,
pro-hate bill agenda. (“More Delays in Congress? Healthcare Debate
Seen as Latest Obstacle to Advancing LGBT Bills,” Washington
Blade, Sept. 4) The House and Senate committees working on ENDA are
also preoccupied with healthcare. Nevertheless, the Blade says the
House Education and Labor Committee is set this month to hold a hearing
and markup of this legislation. The Blade quotes Alison Herwitt, the
homosexual Human Rights Campaign legislative director, predicting the
federal hate crimes bill will be out of conference and up for final
floor vote later this month and then go to Pres. Obama for signing.
One Last Opportunity
The Blade complains of the unexpected delay the healthcare debate
has already brought to passage of at least three pro-homosexual bills.
What it doesn’t mention is that timely and vigorous protest this
spring also delayed the hate bill nearly three months in the Senate,
forcing Senate Judiciary Democrats to pass the hate bill as an amendment
to the defense authorization bill. I was told by Sen. Kennedy’s
office that he strongly disapproved of the amendment route because
it opened the possibility of veto by the President of the defense/hate
We can make Kennedy's fears a reality if America now, more than ever,
opposes final signing of the hate bill and all Democrat-sponsored hate
and bias crime initiatives.
It’s time to ride the rising crest of anti-Democrat sentiment
by letting Congress know that the people hate every kind of hate bill
coming forward and will punish, in the midterms, all who vote for them.
Here’s how you, this month, can help stop emerging hate and
1. Call all members of the House Judiciary Committee (names listed
on the Action
Page of Truthtellers.org). Say, “I protest
passage of more anti-freedom hate crimes legislation. These include
the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), S. 1584/H.R. 3017;
and the Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act, H.R. 1966.”
2. Call your Senators and House members with the above message. Call
1-877-851-6437 toll-free or 1-202-225-3121 toll.
3. Fax or write Pres. Obama: “Mr. President, we will never forgive
or forget if you sign the freedom-stealing, pedophile-protecting hate
bill.” (write 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500;
4. Fax or write Pres. Obama: “Mr. President, please veto
the outdated, wasteful defense appropriations bill.”
5. Print and make copies of NPN’s new flyer. Distribute as
widely as possible.
Here to Download New NPN Flyer)
For the past year, I have predicted that if the hate bill passed the
House and Senate it would invite a flood of other hate bills. Our enemy
is now all pending hate bills.
Too busy to do everything I have listed above? At the very least call
your Senate and House members every day with this statement: "Please
don't vote for any hate or bias legislation, particularly the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act, S. 1584/H.R. 3017."
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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