NPN'S VICTORIES FOR FREEDOM
By Rev. Ted Pike
3 Jan 12
Scripture warns, “Let another praise thee and not thine own mouth.” The boast of Ted Pike and the National Prayer Network will always be only in Christ and His empowerment of all we have done. Yet, unless someone preserves the record of how God and grassroots lovers of freedom have successfully held back much of the threat of Jewish supremacism over the past 40 years, such victories, giving glory to God and encouragement to future generations, will eventually be forgotten.
I will thus recount how it pleased Him to use me and the National Prayer Network to do our part in saving liberty.
- In 2000, Dr. D. James Kennedy played the pivotal role in defeating the Anti-Defamation League’s newly introduced federal hate crimes bill. Yet in 2002, Kennedy’s active resistance had faded. Fortunately, our new video Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians was circulating widely nationally. Deeply concerned over possible hate bill passage, NPN sent my powerful brochure “Will Hate Laws make you a Lawbreaker” to every state legislator and member of Congress and their crucial staff members. The result was a flurry of concern among Republicans over imminent passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Thus, when Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tried to sneak the hate bill through, Sen. Kyle of Arizona, speaking for other Republicans, demanded it be thoroughly discussed. Daschle, terrified the bill's Orwellian objectives might become public knowledge, shelved it.
- In 2004, hate bill passage again loomed. But I was now on national alternative talk radio warning the right and calling for massive protest to Congress. Countless lovers of freedom responded, blitzing their elected representatives on Capitol Hill. Again, such activism made the hate bill a high-profile issue to Republican leadership, and it was defeated in Conference.
- In 2005, the hate bill passed the House in just 30 minutes, attached to the Children’s Safety Act. Yet, through incessant radio broadcasts, I rallied pressure on Senate Judiciary Republicans, who persuaded Senator Kennedy to hold back certain passage of the hate bill in committee in trade for lighter punishments for pedophiles in the Children’s Safety Act. Kennedy planned to eventually call for a hate bill vote in the Senate, a vote certain to pass. To keep Kennedy from calling for a vote to attach the hate bill to the Children's Safety Act, the Republicans were forced to not move the CSA forward. (For more than six months it was delayed, much to the anger of confused child protection activists, such as Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. Yet my explanation of this standoff finally reached O’Reilly. Within hours, he blisteringly denounced Kennedy for blocking passage of this very needed child-protecting legislation. Reilly’s attack stimulated 12,000 angry calls to Kennedy’s office who gave up efforts to pass the hate bill, and again it was defeated. (See Hate Bill Defeated in Senate, Yet Danger Remains)
- In 2007, Democrats again expected easy passage of their hate bill. Yet I resisted them from the first moments of introduction in the House, using powerful articles and radio to galvanize opposition. Such resulted in at least a six-month delay of otherwise quick passage. Although the hate bill did pass, very unexpectedly at the end of the year, a contingent of Democrats, angry over Obama’s refusal to include plans for withdrawal from Iraq in the defense spending bill, vetoed the defense bill altogether. This automatically killed the attached hate bill.
- If NPN and thousands of patriots had not delayed the hate bill from the beginning, it might have shot through as a stand-alone bill or attached to a non-defense bill, causing it to be passed quickly and irrevocably.
- In 2009, the Democrats, again supremely confident of victory, pushed the hate bill forward - yet made stunning blunders which we powerfully dramatized to the public. These included Rep. Alsea Hasting's statement on the floor of the House that the hate law would protect all forms of sexual perversions, including pedophilia. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee that whites and Christians had no protection under the hate law. We exploited all this in videos that are watchable on the home page at truthtellers.org
Yet, tragically, the religious right was powerfully under the influence of Dr. James Dobson, who proclaimed that only prayer, not calls to Congress could save America from the hate law. The hate bill finally passed with only a three vote margin.
- Especially in the last day or two before 2009 passage, I roused more calls than were coming in for other top national issues, such as the Sonia Sotomayor hearings. Although Obama signed the hate bill into law, our intense, last-minute pressure coerced the Democrats into passage of the Brownback Amendment, strengthening protection of free speech under the hate law.
- Because of NPN’s opposition to hate legislation (going back to our 1988 national activism against ADL’s Hate Crimes Statistic Act), America and the church are much more suspicious of hate laws than were the populace of Canada and European countries. This has resulted in a great reluctance of ADL and the U.S. Justice Department to enforce the federal hate law as vigorously as they had intended.
- After the 2004 arrest of the “Philly 11” Christians for the “hate crime” of witnessing to homosexuals, I seized the opportunity provided by burgeoning alternative talk radio to alert the world to the dangers posed by ADL, their hate laws, Jewish supremacism and the state of Israel. Until that time, most alternative radio was either supportive of Israel (as the Tea Party movement is today) or only guardedly critical. Yet, after I stormed talk radio, speaking the whole truth on more than 700 talk shows featured by about 135 talk show hosts, criticism of matters Jewish has now become universally accepted within the media of the populist right.
- Over the past 20 years, NPN has repeatedly resisted Jewish media attempts to denigrate Jesus. In 1988, we sent copies of my explosive flier, “The Real Reason behind the Last Temptation of Christ,” to nearly 200,000 evangelical pastors in America. It exposed the Hollywood Jews behind this unprecedented blasphemy. Ten years later, a national Jewish authority said our truth telling caused “the greatest disaster in Jewish-Christian relations in the past century.” NPN has consistently exposed Jewish supremacists behind promotion of such outrages as The DaVinci Code book and film, the "Book of Daniel" TV show, and the Gnostic gospels craze (See The Jews Behind Da Vinci Code). As a result, Jewish media moguls have largely abandoned wholesale mockery and sacrilege of Christ as part of their war on Christianity. Yes, evangelicals protested these attacks, as Hollywood knew they would. But it was NPN’s online trumpeting of their Jewish origins, putting into high profile Jewish control of the media, that actually caused them to back off.
- Over the past 30 years, NPN has provided a Biblically based alternative to the heresies of Scofield pre-tribulationism with its “rapture” escapism and unconditional support of Israel. Through my groundbreaking theses that Israel is the Great Harlot of Revelation 17 (See 'Babylon the Great' is Israel) and that Christ-rejecting Jews as a nation have no right to occupy Palestine (See List of Conditional Salvation/Conditional Occupation Verses), evangelicals are now encouraged to obey the Bible and legitimately “flee Babylon” (support of Israel), no longer building a foundation for Anti-Christ. Many Christians are waking up; most of the emails we receive are now from such Christians.
- We provide an online church for Christians seeking an alternative to the pro-Israel teaching of their local congregations. Our Bible studies receive up to 8,000 visits a month from hungry Christians who tell us the depth and variety of our teaching is unique in the church today.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
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