NEW ADL HATE BILLS ATTACK AMERICA
By Rev. Ted Pike
23 June 09
This Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT the battle to save America from becoming
a hate crimes police state will be joined in the hearing of the Senate
Judiciary Committee. Every American who is able should view the live
webcast of the hearing at www.judiciary.senate.gov.
But even as the hate bill battle rages, the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith moves forward two more monster hate bills. While it
is important that lovers of freedom not allow themselves to become
distracted from present opposition to S. 909 in the Senate, we cannot
remain ignorant of these new attempts by the ADL to batter down the
walls of freedom.
The first is ADL's "anti-bullying" bill, the "Megan
Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act," HR 1966, introduced to the
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime on May 26. This bill is as simple
and direct as the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, S. 909,
is complicated and obscure. HR 1966 makes it a federal thought crime
to intend to "intimidate" or "harass" anyone over
the internet or airwaves. Such "cyberbullying" is punishable
by harsh fines and up to two years in prison. It does not define what
the terms "intimidate" or "harass" mean. Promoted
as legislation to protect America's youth, its real intention is to
remove free speech from the internet altogether.
Here is the essential text:
Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce [radio, TV, internet]
any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or
cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic
means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior, shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (HR
1966, SEC 3, Sec. 881a)
This means that if any pastor, talk show host or guest, or anyone
communicating on radio or the internet is repeatedly "hostile" to
the practice of homosexuality and "intends" to cause "substantial
emotional distress" in homosexuals, leading to repentance, he
is guilty. The speaker doesn’t even have to succeed in causing
such conviction for sin, even though he will be especially guilty if
he does. In either case, the federal government is empowered under
this bill to invade any state to prosecute the "bully" of
In legal theory, HR 1966 is a mirror image of ADL's Canadian federal
hate law, Section 319, and its internet hate law, Section 13.1. These
statutes state that if any speaker makes statements, even "likely" to
cause a member of a federally favored group to feel lessened or intimidated,
the speaker is guilty. Yet if he succeeds, the "victim's" claim
of emotional distress is more than enough to convict the critic. Truth
is not admitted in hate crimes tribunal courts. Only the feelings of
the criticized matter.
House Judiciary Republicans must be warned against HR 1966. They must
immediately prepare to oppose it vigorously in the House Judiciary
Committee. Otherwise, it could move rapidly to a vote in the House.
Call Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee (names listed
on the Action
Page at www.truthtellers.org). Call
toll-free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121. Tell them: "Please oppose the Megan Meier
Cyberbullying Prevention Act, HR 1966. It's another ADL hate crimes
bill which outlaws free speech through broadcasting and the internet.
Please demand hearings on this very dangerous legislation."
ENDA to be introduced in the House
The second impending bill is ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination
Act. According to the Washington Blade (June 17, 2009, "Representative
Frank Close to Introducing ENDA"), ENDA will soon be introduced
in the House Judiciary. "An aide to U.S. Representative Barney
Frank (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that the congressman plans to introduce
a revised version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act next week
that will include protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
ENDA is ADL's workplace/real estate "anti-hate" law which
forces businessmen and even church leaders to hire homosexuals -- and
not fire them for "bias" reasons -- on penalty of huge fines
and possible imprisonment. It also forces property owners to sell or
rent to homosexuals, suffering similar penalties if they "discriminate."
Although ENDA is very threatening, House Republicans are familiar
with it, having battled ENDA in the previous Congress. I believe they
can be counted upon to take action.
Once you have called the House Judiciary Republicans concerning the
threat of cyberbullying bill HR 1966, you should re-focus your attention
on repeated calling of all 100 members of the Senate in protest of
the federal hate bill, S. 909. Tell them not to vote for the "pedophile-protecting" hate
bill, promising that if they do you and your friends will never forgive
Senate Majority Leader Reid says he wants a vote on the hate bill
before summer recess. If we can kill the hate bill, S. 909, before
Congress departs, it will send a powerfully demoralizing message to
ADL, Reid, and the homosexual lobby to back off ENDA, the cyberbullying
bill, and other freedom-stealing legislation ADL has in the works.
This week's protest, leading up to Thursday's hearing, must be massive
-- letting all pro-hate bill Senators know as never before that a vote
for the pedophile-protecting hate bill means our undying opposition.
Even if we live thousands of miles from their districts, we will make
sure, through use of internet, talk radio, etc., that they never return
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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