EMERGENCY ALERT ! ! !
HATE BILL FAST FORWARDING TO VOTE IN HOUSE
By Rev. Ted Pike
24 Apr 07
The House version of the federal "anti-hate" bill, H.R.
1592, is scheduled for a last hearing in the Subcommittee on Crime
on Tuesday, April 24. The next day the entire House Judiciary Committee
will consider the marked-up version, making its own changes. If approved,
the bill will be sent forward to the House to be voted on, perhaps
Those who love free speech must respond NOW with unprecedented
calling, not only to the member of the House from your district but
to as many members of the House of Representatives as possible. All
House members are listed at www.truthtellers.org. The toll-free number
is 1-877-851-6437, or call toll 1-202-224-3121.
Tell them: "Please don't vote for any hate crimes legislation.
Hate laws have taken away free speech in Canada and many European
Hate Bill: Worse Than We Imagined
Most persons who are concerned about imminent passage of the federal "anti-hate" bill
don't realize that S. 1105 in the Senate and H.R. 1592 in the House
are actually amendments to a federal hate law passed in 1969. During
the height of the civil rights movement, "Title 18, U.S.C.,
Sec. 245" stipulated that no one could verbally "…attempt
to…intimidate" another person (chiefly black) away from
enjoyment of their federally protected right to equal employment,
public services, housing, voting rights, jury privileges, etc. If
the government finds such verbal "intimidation" in a state
and state officials are not enforcing these guarantees, the federal
government can invade states' rights in local law enforcement, upholding
Title 18 is considered a "hate crimes" law because it
criminalizes bias-motivated, verbal attempts to "intimidate" blacks
by persuading them that they are intellectually, hygienically, or
morally inferior -- unfit to eat at the same lunch counter, attend
the same church, work in the same business, get the same education,
live in the same apartment complex, or serve on the same jury with
New Teeth for 60's Hate Crimes Law
Fast forward from 1969 to 2007. Instead of guaranteeing such protection
just for religion, race and gender, the present hate bill grants
it to homosexuals, transvestites, and transsexuals. If the House
passes H.R. 1592 this week, it will include not just the language
of the present bills posted at the government website but also that
of Title 18, making it federally indictable to "…attempt
to…intimidate" a homosexual from believing that he (even
if he has AIDS or hepatitis) has the right to work in a restaurant,
be employed as a police officer or summer camp counselor, or has
equal rights to housing and employment anywhere he wishes.
A pastor, Christian broadcaster or publisher who verbally attempts
to "intimidate" homosexuals by describing homosexuality
as an abomination (Lev. 18:22) are thus high-profile targets for
indictment under this legislation.
The federal hate bill, incorporating Title 18, is clearly much
more than an attempt to put down violent hate crimes in the states.
It is a speech crime bill that, if passed, could immediately outlaw
not only discrimination against homosexuals in employment or housing
but also public criticism of sodomy.
Homosexuals Can Become Clergy
The Civil Rights Act of 1965 made it a federal crime for a church
to discriminate against a black by refusing to hire him in any position,
including clergy, because of the color of his skin. The hate bill
now before Congress could make it the same crime for a church to
refuse to hire, even as clergy, a homosexual because of his "sexual
The reason Title 18 has been ineffective from 1969 as a federal
tool of hate crimes law enforcement is because the government had
to prove that a bias crime in a state violated a federally protected
right. Such cases were few and far between. The present expanded
hate bill places no such restrictions upon the government, entitling
a federal hate crimes Gestapo to intervene in states' rights in law
enforcement anytime it pleases.
It's Now or Never For Christians
Church leaders, you should hold an emergency service, not only
praying against the passage of the federal hate bill but also insisting
that every member of your congregation protest to their House and
Senate members immediately. For a quick education on the dangers
of hate laws, print out hundreds of my flyer "Anti-Hate Laws
Will You a Criminal" (Download
Hate Crimes Flyer) and distribute
to your church.
And, since most congregations prefer an occasional good movie instead
of a sermon, why not show my video, Hate Laws:
Making Criminals of Christians? It reveals how free speech from the pulpit is now dead
in Canada and could be dead in your pulpit in several weeks. That
is unless you act NOW.
Rev. Ted Pike is the director of the National Prayer Network, a
national Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
Call your member of the House and Senate immediately protesting
all hate crimes legislation! Call tollfree 1-877-851-6437 or toll
1-202-225-3121. Come to www.truthtellers.org for much more information
on how you can help save free speech in America.
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they
have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians:
Learn how ADL took away free speech in Canada and wants to do it
right now in the U.S. Congress. Watch Rev. Ted Pike's Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians at video.google.com. Purchase this
gripping documentary to show at church. Order online at www.truthtellers.org
for $24.90, DVD or VHS, by calling 503-853-3688, or at the address
TALK SHOW HOSTS: Interview Rev. Ted Pike on the
history of the National Day of Prayer or the federal hate bills presently
in Congress. Call 503-631-3808.
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