HOUSE APPROVES “ANTI-HATE” BILL
By Rev. Ted Pike
In a surprising move, the House of Representatives on
September 14, 2005 approved “The Local Law Enforcement Hate
Crimes Prevention Act of 2005,” HR2662, as an amendment to
the Children’s Safety Act, HR3132. It was approved 223-199.
The Senate is expected to also approve a similar amendment within
This federal legislation, orchestrated by the Anti-Defamation League
of B’nai B’rith will lead to creation of a vast anti-hate
bureaucracy in America, similar to what now exists in Canada. In
Canada it is a “hate crime” to publicly criticize such
federally protected groups as homosexuals and Jews. In Canada free
speech talk radio no longer exists. It is even illegal now in some
areas to evangelize or “proselytize” in public.
HR2662, S1145, while ostensibly punishing only violent hate crimes,
nevertheless creates an anti-hate bureaucracy through several means:
- It breaks down all barriers between federal and states’ rights
in law enforcement. It allows federal “thought police” to
meddle, upon the flimsiest of pretexts, in states’ enforcement
of civil rights laws.
- It requires all states to pass and enforce ADL-style anti-hate laws.
- It enforces nationwide the working ADL definition of “hate” as
being “bias” against federally protected groups, such
as homosexuals. Such automatically makes the Bible into “hate
literature” and preaching from it into “hate speech.” Result:
Bible-believing Christians become potential hate criminals.
The nation was aghast last October 10th when the ADL’s national executive
board member, Lynne Abraham, D.A. of Philadelphia, arrested 11 Christians as
hate criminals. Her charge: Their preaching was “biased” against
homosexuals. They were “hate criminals” because they used an “instrument
of crime” (a megaphone) to express “hate speech,” (Bible
verses) against homosexuals.
If this “big brother legislation” becomes law, the
ADL and federal government will, through enabling legislation and
judicial precedents, be exponentially empowered to indict Christians.
Pastors, talk show hosts, publishers, critics of Israel, etc. will
be liable to arrest just like the Philadelphia Eleven.
Last spring, on June 15, this same legislation was approved by
the Senate in amendment form. However, largely as a result of non-stop,
wide publicity against it by the National Prayer Network, and many
talk-show hosts, it was defeated. The same can happen again if Americans
will raise a holy howl of protest against the theft of our First
To protest to your members of Congress, call toll free 1-888-355-3588.
It is time to get educated fast on the dangers of hate crime legislation.
Ted Pike’s gripping video documentary, “Hate Laws: Making
Criminals of Christians,” (now available on DVD) will give
you, your pastor, and your church or civic club a complete education
on the origins and ambitions of hate laws worldwide.
Come to www.truthtellers.org to order this video online at $24.90
postage paid or to read many more articles on hate laws.
Talk show hosts: It is time for another dynamic interview on this
subject with Ted Pike. Call 503-631-3808.
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