HATE BILL EARLY WARNING SYSTEM: IT'S WORKING!
By Rev. Ted Pike
26 Mar 07
Few things impact us as powerfully and lastingly as the laws made
by our government. Yet there has been a chronic lack of warning to
the American people of bad legislation about to pass. This includes
the 3 federal thought crimes bills in Congress, now threatening our
personal freedom. (See, Truthteller's
But this silence is being filled.
In mid November, the National Prayer Network sounded the alarm
that, with Democrats controlling Congress, the federal hate bill
would surely be introduced and passed. The response was stunning.
In just 3 days, more than 8000 visitors from www.rense.com linked
to www.truthtellers.org and printed our brochure, "Anti-Hate
Laws Will Make You a Law Breaker!" These brochures dispersed
like seeds in the wind to Congress and around the country. Many thousands
more have since been printed and distributed.
This strong moral protest came primarily from "far right" listeners
to alternative talk radio and the internet. Unfortunately, the vastly
greater population of conservatives and Christian evangelicals remained
virtually oblivious to the hate bill threat. In fact, in mid February,
6 weeks after the federal hate bill "David's Law," H.R.
254, had been introduced, our survey of 10 of the largest new right
organizations revealed most had either no article warning of the
hate bill or only modest statements, usually buried from public view.
None dramatized the hate bill threat with enough urgency to rouse
evangelicals into a fighting machine that could defeat this massive
NPN's Agent behind Evangelical Lines
Enter Guy Adams, previous national deputy grassroots director and
writer for Alan Keyes and his organization, Renew America. 1 Adams,
a former bodyguard for Barack Obama and Alan Keyes, is the friend
or acquaintance of most new right leaders. About a year ago he visited
truthtellers.org and was electrified by our presentation of hate
law dangers. In many conversations over the past year, I have helped
educate him concerning hate law origins, theory, and consequences.
Throughout this winter he emailed my hate laws flyer and other alerts
to his 8000-member mailing list and worked overtime to awaken the
new right. To everyone he recommends truthtellers.org.
Yet 6 weeks after H.R. 254 was introduced, it seemed like all Guy's
behind-the-scene efforts were not producing much action. When NPN
could find no hate bill alert on American Family Association's website,
I told Guy, who knows Rev. Don Wildmon, that he must warn Wildmon
immediately. Guy discovered that, just like leaders of most new right
organizations, Wildmon and his son knew nothing of a hate bill in
Congress! That quickly changed as AFA visited truthtellers.org and
emailed a powerful warning to their 3 million members. They inspired
an estimated 2 million communications of protest to Congress.
Focus on the Family Warns of Conyers' Threat
Soon after, Guy and I held a 3-way discussion with Amanda Banks,
legal analyst for Dr. James Dobson. She told us of Rep. Conyers'
likely plan to use H.R. 254 as a "decoy" to absorb hate
bill criticism. After it had served its purpose, she said, he would
insert his longer stiffer version of the bill (H.R. 2662, which passed
the House in the previous Congress) and shoot it forward to passage
in the House.
Banks said Dr. Dobson was afraid if he immediately called for protest
against H.R. 254 that when Conyers introduced his longer bill, protest
from the religious right would be exhausted. I urged her that NOW
was the time to join AFA and mount an attack. I reminded her that
in the previous Congress the hate bill passed in only 45 minutes!
Banks said she would convey my concern to Dr. Dobson. The next day
Focus on the Family called for massive protest.
For the past month, lovers of freedom have watched the House Judiciary
Committee intently to see if Conyers would reintroduce his Local
Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA, now H.R. 1592).
Last Tuesday the Anti-Defamation League, architect of hate laws
worldwide, announced it had happened. On Wednesday my e-alert was
sent to all major new right organizations. I also called Guy, who
immediately contacted such groups as AFA and Renew America even before
my e-alert arrived.
Within half a day, AFA again alerted its 3 million members. Within
a few days, alerts against Conyers' bill appeared on the websites
of Traditional Values Coalition, Renew America and Focus on the Family.
WorldNetDaily Alerts Nation
The quickness of these organizations to heed my call to action
is largely a result, I believe, of credibility our efforts gained
from CNS News Service and, even more, WorldNetDaily. In 3 recent
articles WND quoted me extensively. Their most recent article heightened
the national drama of Conyers' projected attempt to "pull a
fast one" on the American people.
Their stories may also have influenced national Christian/conservative
talk show host Janet Folger to invite me last Thursday to help explain
the hate bill threat on her syndicated show Faith2Action. For a dynamic
hour, Folger and I vivified the hate bill threat to a very large
evangelical Christian audience. She broadcasts on 27 radio markets,
plus internet, and features 1-minute commentary on 70 stations. (Listen
to Ted Pike and Janet Folger.)
About a year ago I became aware of Folger when she debated the
abortion issue at ultraliberal Reed College near us in Portland,
Oregon. A group of college students from my congregation, including
writer Harmony Grant, heard her and were very impressed by this attractive
and formidable bearcat of a Christian/conservative apologist. They
talked with her afterward and added her to our e-list. I was grateful
when she told me on the air that she reads our e-alerts. She now
links Faith2Action (www.f2a.org) to www.truthtellers.org, as we link
Certainly, Folger is more passionate and unrelenting in opposition
to the hate bill than any other new right leader. She features repeated
dynamic broadcasts against hate laws that educate her audience and
generate countless calls to Congress. She has produced several gripping
infomercials featuring two of the grandmothers from the Philly 11,
who tell of their imprisonment for preaching the Gospel. They warn
that federal hate bill H.R. 1592 will bring persecution to America.
Janet is in a fundraising drive to air these one-minute spots on
Fox Television, a very expensive but worthy project, bringing criticism
of the hate bill to millions. I urge you to contribute at www.f2a.org.
New Openness in Religious Right
Today, many are increasingly disenchanted with "born again" President
Bush, mainstream Republican conservatism, and right wing "establishment" talk
show hosts. These, for all their loquacity, seem helpless to stem
the tide of evil against America. More and more evangelicals listen
to the alternative Christian message of truthtellers.org. This includes
my many broadcasts on talk radio, faithfully made possible by talk
show hosts primarily of the Genesis and Republic radio networks.
I have been promised repeated interviews with Pat Kiley's Follow
the Money program (80 stations), largely on Christian Salem Radio.
Charlie Butts of U.S.A. Radio recently interviewed me, requesting
further updates. I am scheduled for a 1-to-2-hour discussion/debate
of our duty to Israel on a nationally syndicated Christian radio
show next month. Thanks to Christ's grace, the internet, and the
moderate Biblically balanced message of NPN, the whole truth is increasingly
being received by thousands of evangelicals.
And not a moment too soon! Despite millions of protests against
the hate bill in Congress, Rep. Conyers and ADL will not let the
hate bill die in committee. By moving it forward, they reveal confidence
that they have the power to cajole, bribe, or blackmail enough votes
to pass their hate bill. The danger remains very great.
Who will prevail? Biblical reality and national revival, or the
forces of anti-Christ led by ADL and its freedom-crushing hate laws?
Only God knows.
Now is the time for each of us to speak out to our elected representatives,
our church, and our community as never before. If a sleeping city
is surrounding by an approaching hostile army, it only takes one
tiny terrier barking on the wall to rouse the city's leaders (and
all the other sleeping watchdogs) and bring deliverance.
Today, that terrier is you and I.
1 Guy Adams is working hard to radically improve communications between
new right organizations. He wants to create a non-obligating coalition
of such groups, whose leaders will share vital warnings and concerns
with each other. With such lines of communication always open,
each organization will be free to deliver alerts to their constituents
in their own language as they see fit. Christian/conservative leaders,
join Guy's coalition! Go to www.GuyRandallAdams.com or www.ValuesUSA.net.
Read Rep. Conyers’ new hate bill, H.R. 1592, (S. 1145) with
commentary by Rev. Ted Pike at www.truthtellers.org. Learn how it
will establish a “bias motivation” justice system for
America and unite federal with local law enforcement, helping create
a police state.
Take action NOW. Protest to your House member at 1-877-851-6437.
Pelosi and Conyers’ could send this bill to a vote in the House
as early as this week.
TALK SHOW HOSTS: Interview Rev. Ted Pike on this
subject! Call 503-631-3808.
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