FEDERAL 'ANTI-HATE' BILL INTRODUCED IN HOUSE
By Rev. Ted Pike
11 Jan 07
On January 5, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, quietly introduced
the Anti-Defamation League’s federal hate crimes bill into
the House of Representatives. This is the same hate bill she introduced
two years ago, which was passed by the House in fall 2005. Previously
called The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes
Prevention Act, this
freedom-stealing legislation has been repeatedly defeated, usually
as a result of public outcry and Republican opposition in Conference.
ADL has dramatically changed the title. It is now The
David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act, HR 254, in memory of
a Texan adolescent brutally sodomized with a metal pipe. Ray replaces
Matthew Shepard as the new poster boy of hate law propaganda. Many
in Congress will be inclined to pass this legislation with their
Rep. Jackson-Lee’s office told me that since the House passed this
bill in 2005, it could rapidly move to the floor for a vote. If there
is strong bipartisan support in Congress for a defunct bill, it can
be resurrected in committee in minutes, by calling for a vote of
The hate bill enjoys this kind of strong bipartisan support; it
passed the House previously by a large margin. We know for sure that
ADL and Pelosi plan to have it ratified during their “first
Take Action Now
Here’s what all lovers of free speech must do, preferably
before the weekend:
- Go to our list of “Hate
Bill Subcommittee Members.” This
is the “Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security,” the
House Judiciary Committee that will consider this bill.
- Call all members of this committee, including Sheila Jackson-Lee
tomorrow and give the following message: “Please
vote for The David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention
Act, HR 254.
Hate crimes laws such as this have destroyed free speech in Canada
and most European countries.” Call: 1-202-224-3121
or Toll-free: 1-877-851-6437 or 1-866-340-9281.
- Send my flyer “Hate Laws Will Make You a Criminal” (available
here) to as many of the legislative aides of each of these subcommittee
members as possible.
Rep. Jackson-Lee’s office said bills’ progress
through committee depends on how much support or criticism they
receive. It’s time to bury the
hate bill in an avalanche of protest from tens of thousands of Americans! This
is how we defeated the hate bill three times in the last two years. This is
how we can again save free speech for our children, our grandchildren and ourselves.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network,
a Christian conservative watchdog organization.
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