HATE BILL PROTEST BATTERS SENATE!
HOMOSEXUALS TRUMPED BY PATRIOTS!
By Rev. Ted Pike
15 July 09
In response to NPN's recent urgent pleas for hate bill protest,
Senate offices today report "hundreds" of calls critical
of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, S. 909. This
contrasts sharply with yesterday when pro-hate bill calls, primarily
generated by the homosexual Human Rights Campaign, outnumbered those
of Christians/conservatives. On Tuesday one Senate office reported
less than 15 calls against the hate bill by early afternoon. Today,
however, Republican offices said pro-hate bill calls were only a small
Many calls of protest are coming from the religious right. Within the last
day almost all evangelical watchdog groups have sprung into action, with bold
alerts and encouragements. At last, they join NPN in instructing their
audiences not just to fax, email, or sign online petitions but to do as Rep.
Steve King told us months ago: Actually call Senators. In fact,
Focus on the Family and Family Research Council, which last Thursday encouraged
America to give up hate bill resistance, are now urging their listeners to phone
Acute Hate Bill Danger Remains
Yet, despite this encouraging trend, the hate bill remains very much
alive! Throughout Wednesday pro-hate bill Democrats, including
Sens. Levin, Durbin, Feinstein, and Cardin argued passionately for
passage of S. 909. The top issue of contention remains the inappropriateness
of attaching the hate bill, protecting homosexuals but not soldiers,
to the arms bill, providing security for America and her troops. This
criticism, with which NPN-inspired callers have saturated the Senate
over the past two weeks, remains a very potent weapon against the hate
The hate bill will remain a hot issue Thursday with a push by Democrats to
move it forward as quickly as possible. Protest must continue loud and
Our best political hope right now is to continue to swamp the Senate. The
more calls that come in against the hate bill, the more likely a few Democrats
and liberal Republicans will be to defect from hate bill ranks. They
will weigh the possibility of losing re-election against staying in good graces
with liberal Senate leadership. If only five or six opt for their future
political security and break ranks, it means hate bill defeat.
Make it happen NOW! Call Senators with this message: "Attorney
General Holder says the federal hate bill, S. 909, will not protect
members of America's military. Yet Democrats will attach a hate bill amendment
to the arms bill this week. This is dishonest. The hate bill has
nothing to do with the military." You can add: "Have
you watched the video at www.truthtellers.org in which Holder says soldiers
are not protected under the hate bill?" Call toll-free
1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121 (names
available HERE at www.truthtellers.org).
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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