SPLC ATTACKS 18 "HATEFUL" CHRISTIAN GROUPS
By Rev. Ted Pike
28 Nov 10
The Southern Poverty Law Center has released a 10-page attack
on 18 mainstream evangelical organizations, adding them to the map
of American “hate groups.” Jewish “civil liberties” groups
like SPLC have been working intensely in recent months and years to
portray anti-homosexual Christian leadership as a wellspring of hate
leading to violence and even “homophobic” murders. SPLC
is not some lone-shark extreme liberal voice. The Center carries tremendous
clout with the Justice Dept., FBI, police, and liberal media and even
acts as an advisor to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
SPLC’s 10-page attack was distributed to 55,000 police officers
in America. Called 18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda, it
encourages police to especially watch the hateful, violence-inciting
propaganda from Christian/conservative "watchdog" organizations.
These include the American Family Association, Concerned Women for
America, Family Research Council, Coral Ridge Ministries, Liberty Council,
and Traditional Values Coalition.
SPLC claims to explain "how the hard-core anti-gay movement
in America is becoming more extreme in the face of gay advances…it
seems clear that their demonization of homosexuals plays a role in
fomenting the violence, hatred and bullying we are seeing."
Why is the Center attacking now? A year has passed since passage
of the federal hate crimes law, which was masterminded by the Jewish
Anti-Defamation League and strongly promoted by SPLC ("ADL South").
For the past 20 years, the religious right has been incessantly warned
by the National Prayer Network and, more recently, by World Net Daily
and other groups of the danger to freedom posed by hate laws and their
abuses throughout the world. Awareness of hate law danger has now become
pervasive throughout the religious right. The Matthew Shepard Hate
Crimes Prevention Act passed the Senate in July 2009 amid intense
protest from the right, especially in the final weeks. Blistered by
daily calls of 100 to 1 against the hate bill, Senate liberals were
clearly shaken. As a result, Obama and the Justice Department have
been extremely reluctant to aggressively enforce it and confirm right-wing
fears that it will restrict freedom of speech as in other countries.
For a decade ADL has portrayed America as reeling under an "epidemic
of hate" that demands immediate federal action. Last spring Att.
General Eric Holder addressed the annual ADL convention and the topic
of the hate law conspicuously resurfaced. Holder said he and the Justice
Department are delighted that they can now go into any state with (police
state) powers to investigate and prosecute hate crimes without that
state's permission. He also said the DOJ has been busy preparing hate
Last week the DOJ boldly announced its first prosecution. Was it
against potentially violent Hutarees, militia, KKK church bombers,
abortionist executioners? No. DOJ is prosecuting an alleged hate criminal
no one could possibly support: a misfit who viciously attacked a disabled
man, evidently because of bias against the disabled. This is hate law
propaganda at its finest, bubbles blown across the bow of the suspicious
religious right, announcing, "There is nothing to fear from the
'big, bad hate law!'"
Yet ADL did not endure humiliating defeats in Congress for 11 years
to protect the disabled—any more than a guillotine was built
to make coleslaw. The hate law was conceived by this Christian-hating,
Jewish supremacist attack group to destroy Christian influence
and free speech by makingBiblical speech into hate speech. Such
terms particularly refer to Bible-endorsed "homophobic" criticism
of the homosexual lifestyle, as well as the "anti-Semitic" New
Testament testimony that the Jews had Christ killed.
As far as SPLC is concerned, the hate law honeymoon is over. It's
time to aggressively bang the drums to police, Dept. of Homeland Security,
Dept. of Justice, media and the liberal/Jewish establishment. It’s
time to act on the “fact” that the malignance
and potential violence in Christian conservatism must be outlawed and
prosecuted. And as Rep. Louis Gohmert has repeatedly warned, the hate
law possesses powers of prosecution. It is founded on the threat in
Title 18, Sec. 2a of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says
any public speaker who influences someone to commit a hate crime will
also be punished in court as a hate criminal. Any pastor, talk show
host, publisher, or even street corner evangelist who criticizes homosexuality
can face hate crime charges and possible prison if that criticism “influenced” an
attack on a homosexual, Jew, or Muslim.
Let me repeat the charge of SPLC's Mark Potok, editor of its Intelligence
Report: "The leaders of this movement may deny it, but
it seems clear that their demonization of homosexuals plays a role
in fomenting the violence and hatred and bullying we've seen." So
the "hate speech" Potok says spews from these anti-homosexual
groups is doing exactly what Title 18, Sec. 2a defines as a federal
hate crime: fomenting violent hate.
The hate law seems to protect free speech through the Brownback amendment,
as contained in Sec. 4710. But all it may take are admissions from
accused hate criminals that their beliefs were shaped at any time by
listening to a broadcast by Coral Ridge Ministries, American Family
SPLC is clearly working toward enforcement of Title 18, Sec. 2a under
an already Christian-unfriendly administration and Justice Department.
When that happens here, as in current hate law countries, there is
little anyone can do except watch impotently as the legal process runs
Gohmert's timely warnings that the hate law will lead to arrests
for unpopular speech are now more vivid than ever.
How Can We Fight Back?
What can be done to protect Christians and conservatives from arrests
and indictment for speaking their consciences about moral issues today?
Christian groups must identify ADL/SPLC as representing
not all Jews but a malicious, anti-Christian faction in organized world
Jewry. They must identify them, as did Orthodox Rabbi Daniel Lapin,
who said they are "in relentless attack on evangelical Christians." (See,
Lapin: Christians are Under “Relentless Attack” by “Secular
Judaism”) If Christians go on the offensive with such
truth, ADL/SPLC will howl "Anti-Semitism!" But it will have
to temper its attacks, especially in this time of unprecedented, increasing
suspicion of Israel and the liberal Jewish agenda. (A recent Israel-approved
poll showed nearly 50 percent of Americans believe the U.S. should
stop supporting Israel. Also, the term "anti-Semitism," once
containing deadly power to destroy reputations, has been increasingly
weakened by irresponsible misuse by ADL/SPLC and Israel.) (See,
for Israel Sags in the US)
Opposition to Jewish attack groups is unprecedented for the church.
Yet controversy is far better than the jailing of Christian broadcasters,
pastors, and publishers and then countless Christians in decades
ahead. It is far better to quench the zeal of Jewish supremacists now
than wait until nothing can be done. The church must begin the fight
of its life against the tightening encirclement of a Christian-hating
Jewish hate crimes noose.
The real target of liberal Jewish supremacists is not the militia,
Ku Klux Klan, or Nazis. It is Christians and Christian patriotic groups.
The more Christian, the more hated. From the days of the earliest church,
Pharisaic Jewry wanted to destroy Christianity. God and Christian faith
made that impossible. But now—powerful in media and government—the
spiritual descendants of the ancient Pharisees strain to revive persecution
and finish the job. (See, Jews
Confirm Big Media is Jewish) The
rise of persecutive Jewish power was prophesied long ago by Christ,
who said His followers would be delivered up to the synagogues for
trial and imprisonment in the last days (Luke 21:12). But Christian
faith, action and total truthtelling concerning the racial/religious
group fomenting such persecution can forestall it.
In addition to identifying the source of attack, Christian/conservatives
must mobilize lobbying and legal efforts to repeal the federal hate
law. New House Speaker Boehner recently warned Obama Democrats that
the ascendant Republican Congress will do everything it can to repeal
the healthcare reform bill and is also "full of tricks" on
how to keep it from being implemented. The Republican right must be
just as creative in challenging the Constitutionality of the hate law.
It's time to persuade members of Congress, particularly Republicans,
to work towards the two-thirds majority necessary for repeal.
Congress was entitled to impeach Bill Clinton for lying to the American
people but instead gave him mercy. Republicans now ought to initiate
legislation to nullify hate laws whose most fundamental terms and promises
are blatant lies. Their greatest falsehood is that all Americans will
receive equal protection from violent hate crimes. In testimony before
the Senate Judiciary, Attorney General Holder revealed that only a
small elite of special classes merit protection. (See Video
at Truthtellers.org, Holder
Admits: No Equality Under Hate Bill) I
understand how some long and technical legislation may not be fully
understood, yet passed. Members of Congress must bear responsibility
for such inattention. Yet when legislation such as the hate bill audaciously
deceives members of Congress concerning its most fundamental purpose
and scope, blame must be place upon the hate bill itself. It must be
decreed null and void by Congress.
The conservative right is now under attack by SPLC and a hate law
which could soon indict conservative organizations accused of inspiring
violent hate crimes. We must now vigorously demand hate bill
repeal. Repeal and obstruction of the hate law is much more important
than repeal of the healthcare reform law.
Life can go on for most under a socialist healthcare system. But
if we allow the hate law to destroy our free speech, then all our other
freedoms will be destroyed with it.