WHAT’S WRONG WITH "ANTI-HATE"
By Rev. Ted Pike
27 Nov 06
Everyone is against hate, so what’s wrong with a federal “anti-hate" law?
The problem is its false definition of hate.
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, architect
of hate laws worldwide, says “hate” equals bias against
federally protected groups, particularly homosexuals.
What document is most biased against homosexuality?
The Holy Bible. Although all lovers of free speech are threatened,
Bible-believing Christians are the ultimate target of the twisted
definitions of “hate” on which the federal bill is based.
This federal hate bill has been repeatedly defeated
by Congress, but will certainly be reintroduced by ADL now that Democrats
control the House and Senate.
Defenders of the bill claim its only purpose is to
combat violent hate crimes. Yet in Canada and many European countries,
hate laws criminalize criticism of homosexuality. Through enabling
legislation and legal precedent, hate laws quickly broaden to defend
not just the physical safety of homosexuals, but their hurt feelings. “Hate
crimes” soon mean “hate speech.”
The bill’s supporters claim there is an “epidemic
of hate” in America . This crisis, they contend, demands massive
Yet the FBI’s 2005 Uniform Crime Report shows
alleged hate crimes comprise a tiny one-fifteenth of one percent
of all crime in America . This is hardly a crisis requiring a vast
federal ‘anti-hate’ bureaucracy with unlimited power
to invade state law enforcement!
Also, at least 95 percent of so-called hate crimes
reported by the FBI have never been tried in court. Most are nothing
but police opinions concerning verbal “intimidation” and
petty assault and vandalism.
If Congress passes the federal hate bill this spring,
it won’t be in response to a genuine emergency. Phony statistics
have been manipulated to create the illusion of crisis.
Democrats Will Vote for Hate Bill
Over the past eight years, Republicans in Congress
have been able to repeatedly defeat the federal hate bill. Yet Democrats
now control the House and Senate. Unless there is an upheaval of
protest, the hate bill is sure to pass this spring.
If only enough angry Americans call in now, maybe
ADL will lose its nerve and delay reintroduction for another year.
It is vital NOW to awaken Americans to this threat
to free speech. Much attention has been paid to the Patriot Act’s
danger to privacy. Yet Christian conservative leaders, pastors, and
talk show hosts have been largely silent about a greater threat:
loss of free speech due to passage of hate laws.
Patriots must call members of Congress, toll
free at 1-877-851-6437, and protest.
Visit www.truthtellers.org for
the complete list of the members of the new Congress and how you
can most effectively impact them.
The phone calls of outraged citizens killed the hate bill
at least three times in the past two years. Your protest to Congress
NOW can do it again!
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take away freedom, come to www.truthtellers.org.
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