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By Rev. Ted Pike
30 April 2019


Just before Christmas in 1971, as Canadian Federal legislators were leaving Parliament for home, the Canadian branch of the Jewish “Anti-Defamation League” (ADL) swiftly mustered passage of its national hate crimes law. Since then the “Canadian Human Rights Act” and its Sec. 319 have proven to be an unstoppable fountain of persecution and intimidation of Canadian Christians and free thinkers. Sec. 319 makes it a “hate crime” for any Canadian to publicly criticize Homosexuality. No pastor is allowed to read publicly any Bible passage critical of sodomy and express agreement with it. If he does he can face thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison. If a Christian is arrested for such “intimidation” against Gays he now faces a virtually unwinnable case in hostile Provincial and Federal courts. In 2005 the average cost of defending oneself from a hate crimes charge in Canada was $175,000. Triple that today.To get a sense of how intense and ruthless is the government of Canada to eradicate criticism of sodomy and abortion, please take this link: https://www.lifesitenews.com/.../christian-activist-willing-to-go-to-jail-on-lgbt -hate-crime-charge-im-stand LifeSite | Life, Family & Culture News . Bill Whatcot is one of many Christians and freedom loving Canadians whose lives have been shattered by persecution under Sec. 319. Enduring huge fines and even multiple imprisonments, a select few have refused to go silent.


Right now, ADL and “ADL South”, the Jewish Southern Poverty Law Center, are counting on quick passage of their newest “mega” hate crimes bill, the “Equality Act”, HR 5. In 2009 ADL finally passed its national U.S. hate crimes law, “The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act”. Yet our present hate law doesn’t end free speech to the extent of its Canadian relative. This is because our First Amendment still protects unpopular, vulgar, even bigoted and hateful speech. As long as speech is true and does not cause riot or imminent danger , such as shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre, America cannot criminalize it.But the “Equality Act”, just like the Canadian hate law will criminalize anyone in business, education, and religious ministry whose speech is alleged to verbally “intimidate” or “harass” Gays because of their “sexual orientation”.

If ratified by Congress and signed by President Trump, the new protections of the “Equality Act” will be united with stiff penalties of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Thus, as in Canada, every minister who pubicly teaches the Bible’s condemnations of homosexuallity could be open to arrest. Even worse, as Rep. Louis Gohmert has warned, Title 18 sec.2a of the 1968 civil rights act states that if a pastor’s or Christian broadcaster’s words incite an anti-homosexual listener to commit a hate crime against a Gay, they will be prosecuted to the same extent as the convicted
hate criminal (which can mean triple penalties). Under HR5 every Christian landlord or business owner who verbally testifies to a homosexual tenant or employee that their sexual lifestyle is against God’s law will be playing with fire. If the homosexual complains that he or she is “emotionally devastated” by even one reproof, victim of a “hostile work environment”, it’s highly likely under HR5 that the “speech criminal” would be convicted. SPLC’s website gives locations of “Hate Groups” in America. Twenty five miles from me in Vancouver, Washington, is, SPLC alleges, a “Hate Group”. It amounts to a church which SPLC says teaches that Homosexuality is a sin.


This very long and detailed bill https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5/text targets not only Christian, but if it becomes law, secular rights. Gone will be the right of a Christian or secular college to exclude male or female transvestites from restrooms or showers of the opposite sex. Property owners cannot refuse sale or rental to Gays because of their sexual orientation. Nor can a church or Christian institution (or summer camp) refuse to hire a qualified Homosexual. So far, churches have been able to claim “Religious exemption” to anti-sex discrimination statutes. There are no religious exemptions under the “Equality” act.


Now is your date with destiny. Lovers of freedom must stop the “Equality Act” which is moving forward rapidly. But to do that they must first defeat the “Equality Act”, which is moving forward rapidly. Call your Republican House member at 1-202-224-3121. Say this: “ Please vote against the “Equality Act” HR5. It will help end free speech for Christians, making them criminals if they crtiticize homosexuallity”. If HR5 Passes the the House, immediately call Republican members of the Senate, preferably all of them

P.S. Years ago a Christian living in northern Canada called me saying that he had been quietly passing out gospel tracts in his small town, when a policeman approached , the officer told him it was now illegal to “proselytize” in that Province. The plight of authentic Christian Canadians soberly reminds us that by opposing the “Equality” bill we are fighting for the very existence of Christianity.

Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a non-profit Christian activist group, largely responsible for helping revive the National Day of Prayer under President Reagan. http://truthtellers.org/aboutnpn.html NPN’s Truthtellers website has also played a pivotal role in holding back passage of hate crime legislation in America. In 2001, Rev. Pike and his wife, Alynn produced a 60 minute video “Hate laws: Making Criminals of Christians” available for $24.95 at P.O.Box 828, Clackamas, OR 97015, or at my email. npntedpike @ gmail.com , or simply click on the PayPal "Add to Cart" button below:

Tomorrow: Part Two, “ADL’s Hidden Agenda”

Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.

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