NEW RIGHT RALLIES AGAINST HATE BILL
By Rev. Ted Pike
5 Dec 07
For the last two weeks the National Prayer Network has been publicizing
a tremendous opportunity to defeat the federal hate crimes bill.
On Nov. 15 a credible article in a homosexual website (See, article
by Lou Chibbaro Jr.) reported that 180 House Republicans and
20 Democrats had declared they would not vote for the National Defense
Appropriations Act, H.R. 1585, with hate bill attached. Since then,
NPN has been encouraging lovers of freedom to strengthen this revolt
by calling House members.
Until yesterday, all evangelical watchdog websites were silent
concerning this golden opportunity to defeat the hate bill - a second
chance after failure in September.
On Monday, I sent out an emergency alert, informing them of Congressional
Quarterly’s confirmation that such a revolt was a reality and
that House Democratic leadership is now so fearful of this revolt
they are considering stripping the hate bill off the arms bill!
Yesterday, between interviews on seven national talk shows, I called
the major new right organizations, personally reminding them not
to miss this heaven-sent opportunity. I discovered Family Research
Council had sent out an alert that morning. Focus on the Family was
about to do so, as was Traditional Values Coalition. Repent America
and Americans for Freedom said they would do so immediately. Janet
Folger, head of Faith 2 Action, put me on her radio program to alert
activists in her network of 27 stations. Evidently, the credibility
of Congressional Quarterly’s confirmation that a revolt existed
emboldened New Right leaders to spring into action.
Democrats in Quandary
The Quarterly said House Democratic leaders would probably make
a decision on Tuesday whether or not to strip the hate bill. As of
Wednesday morning, they had not made up their mind. What a perfect
opportunity to help change it for them! Call your House member and
also House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer
saying, “Please don’t vote for the National Defense Appropriation
Act, H.R. 1585, with hate bill attached.”
virtually all House members are listed. Why not call 50 or 100 or
more today? Using your redial feature, you can call about 40 an hour.
What a wonderful opportunity we have today to change the course of
history for ourselves and our children.
If we can pressure Democratic leaders to strip the hate bill, the
hate bill could be destroyed in this session of Congress. Kennedy
and Smith have the right to reattach it as an amendment to another
bill or as stand-alone legislation. However, the odds are very high
that even a pro-hate bill Congress will find itself too busy to indulge
them again this term.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
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.
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