HATE BILLS TOP DEMOCRAT AGENDA
By Rev. Ted Pike
10 Sep 07
The Democrats have projected many frightening bills during this
session of Congress. At least four have been defeated and several
seem to be set aside as a result of public outcry. Yet, the
two most dangerous, the federal hate crimes bill S.A. 2067 and ENDA,
the Employment Non-discrimination Act of 2007 (H.R. 2015), top the
list of Democratic "must pass" legislation.
On Sept. 5, a House of Representatives’ subcommittee held
hearings on ENDA. Another subcommittee is diligently preparing it
for an imminent vote.
Family Research Council says the bill:
would radically transform the workplace discrimination law by
granting special rights to homosexuals and transsexuals - while
ignoring those of employers... Although in its present form churches
wouldn't be forced to hire homosexuals, any of their sponsored
organizations, such as schools, nursing homes, adoption agencies,
soup kitchens, and summer camps… could no longer refuse to hire homosexuals
simply because the behavior violates the group's core doctrine. Instead,
faith-based programs would have to publicly outline which "religious
tenets" they consider significant, marking an unprecedented
intrusion by the federal government to religious freedom. 1
In other words, it would be up to a judge to determine what aspects
of the ministry would be protected from homosexuals' intrusion and
which would not. Pray that your church will not be assigned a pro-homosexual
judge! Your church might merit no protection from sodomites who demand
to be hired, even as clergy!
Homosexuals Fight Harder than Pastors
Last fall, Oregon passed S.B. 2, virtually identical to ENDA. Oregon
joins some 18 states which, to varying degrees, ban the "bias
crime" of discriminating against homosexuals and trans-genders
in hiring or firing. Oregon 's law would have forced churches
to hire homosexuals in all "non-spiritual" positions, such
as secretaries, janitors, bookstore employees, etc. Huge opposition
from churches in Oregon , while not defeating S.B. 2, pressured liberal
legislators to compromise. At the last moment churches were
exempted from having to hire homosexual staff. A referendum
campaign to overthrow S.B. 2 was launched, largely under the leadership
of Oregon-based Renew America . Sadly, its director, David
Crowe, reports that support of Oregon evangelicals for a referendum
has largely collapsed. Some pastors actually discourage distribution
of the recall petition in their churches as too controversial, possibly
How well I understand such a man-fearing policy, having grieved
under such restrictions in many Oregon churches I have attended over
the past 54 years! Why so grieved? Because the Bible is directed
of divine truth about the greatest issues of life -- issues which
are primarily moral, not political. These include: "Who created
life?" "When does human personhood begin?" "Why
does God restrict marriage to one man and one woman?" Yet many
evangelical pastors in Oregon forbid public advocacy in their congregations
of the Biblical creationist perspective, or opposition to abortion
or homosexuality. Rising far above their God-given authority, they
prohibit any distribution of literature or petitions concerning these
pivotal moral issues. They want a "positive, non-controversial" message
which will offend no one. As a result of stifling discussion for
fear of getting involved with "politics," church leadership
have made their churches vulnerable to militant homosexuals who are
not afraid of controversy and will fight for what they want. Now
possessing a good chance of invading churches by legal decree in
the years ahead, such defiling of the Christian sanctuary will be
an ultimate Satanic triumph!
Oregon is not alone in revealing such spiritual cowardice and dereliction
of duty from the pulpits. The history of the whole evangelical movement
for the past half century is that of loving respectability and "positive
thinking" more than God and His whole gospel, truth, and justice.
Since they have not rebuked and resisted sin when it could still
be held back, evil quickly fills the vacuum of authority, assuming
In the place of Christian moral leadership, unspeakable evil now
threatens to take control. In Congress, liberals and homosexuals
under the pro-homosexual direction of the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith want a federal gay rights workplace bias crime law
for the same reason they want a federal "anti-hate" law:
because of its exponential powers to persecute and weaken Christianity
nationwide. Defenders of freedom must protest these two bills because
the future of Christian civilization depends on it!
To protest ENDA: call toll-free 1-877-851-6437 (toll: 202-225-3121)
and tell your House member, "Please don't vote for the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act, H.R. 2015. It is I, not homosexuals,
who have the right to determine whom I employ or rent my apartment
TO protest the hate crimes bill, call the same numbers and say, "Please
don't vote for Senator Kennedy's hate crimes amendment, S.A. 2067.
Hate laws have taken away free speech in Canada and many European
If massive opposition erupts against ENDA, there's a good possibility
the President will veto ENDA just as he promised to veto the hate
bill. Yes, many are apathetic. But there is very much cause for encouragement!
In repeated victories on the federal level this year, persistent
protest by a vocal minority of salty Christian/conservatives have
proven that, with God's help, we can save freedom. From the time
of Gideon to the Founding Fathers of our republic, and even in the
case of evil revolutions, such as the Bolshevik in Russia in 1917,
the record is clear: A tiny determined minority, not the indifferent
masses, often determine the great events of history.
It is vital now that Republican House members hear from you in
protest of ENDA. They must realize that, just as with the hate
bill, you expect them to put up a fight in committees and on the
floor of the House. If the protest is loud enough in Congress, even
the White House will hear the roar!
1. Tony Perkins' Washington Update, "They're Baaaaaaaaack!" Sept.
5, 2007 , www.frc.org.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
watch dog organization.
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: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
Learn how ADL took away free speech in Canada and wants to steal
it now in the U.S. Congress. Watch Rev. Ted Pike's Hate
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