Five Hate Bills Surge Forward in Congress
Posted on: 2009-09-21 13:07:06
By Rev. Ted Pike
The Christian/conservative right is bruised by hate bill victory in the House/Senate and distracted by healthcare debate; the Jewish Anti-Defamation League is losing no time pushing four more of its freedom-destroying, pro-homosexual hate bills. This antichrist legislation is intent on banning criticism of homosexuality in the workplace, on the airwaves and internet, and in public schools.
These bills join the federal hate crimes bill, now moving toward signing by Pres. Obama.
* Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) HR 3017 and S 1584. This is ADL’s workplace hate bill establishing preferential rights for homosexuals and transgenders in business and possibly church-operated businesses. ENDA is scheduled for its first hearing on Wed., Sept. 23, in the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime. Learn more in my two previous articles at www.truthtellers.org; "How ENDA Ends Workplace Freedom: Part One, Part Two."
* Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act , HR 1966. This extremely dangerous ADL legislation makes it a federal thought crime, punishable by two years in prison, just to “intend” to cause “substantial emotional distress” by criticizing homosexuality over the airwaves or internet. It doesn’t matter if no homosexuals are actually distressed by your speech! Your intent will be a federal crime. A House Judiciary (Democrat) spokesperson told me a hearing on HR 1966 will be held this month.
* The Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2009, HR 2262. This ADL bill outlaws criticism of homosexuality in public schools to the extent that such criticism “adversely affects the ability” of gay students to be involved in certain activities or programs.
Christians are morally obligated to publicly speak out against all sin including sodomy. HR 2262 amounts to a ban on Christian speech in schools. It defines “persistent or persuasive” criticism of homosexuality in schools as “bullying and harassment.” It would require school programs to “teach students about the consequences of bullying and harassment” and prevent public disapproval of homosexuality. Parents and students will be taught to intervene when criticism occurs. The government will provide “grievance procedures for students and parents that seek to register complaints regarding the prohibited conduct.” Incredibly, this bill defines “persistent or pervasive” criticism of homosexuality as “violence.”
Like the federal hate crimes bill, HR 2262 does contain a caveat saying nothing can be done to limit free speech. What that really means is that “hate speech” will join the few types of forbidden speech, which include shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater and inciting to riot.
I was told by the House Judiciary spokesperson that HR 2262 will be discussed in the upcoming cyberbullying hearing, even though hearings are yet to be scheduled.
* National Hate Crimes Hotline Act of 2009 , HR 2684. This is a streamlined repackaging of the David Ray Ritcheson Hate Crimes Prevention Act introduced in January. Introduced in June by Rep. Steve Israel, it is a thinly disguised ADL attempt to control a federal hate crimes hotline, website, information center and hate crimes database in Washington DC. It will authorize even more “training and education to local law enforcement” than ADL already massively provides. It will encourage the “prevention” of hate crimes in America through ADL-assisted education against “homophobia,” “domestic terrorism,” “anti-Semitism,” etc.
Borrowing from statements by ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center (also Jewish), this bill says “the number of hate groups in the United States have increased by 54 percent over the past eight years.” Who are these hate groups? ADL/SPLC make abundantly clear on their websites that the highest profile haters are those they label “anti-Semitic:” strong critics of Israel, Jewish control of big media, finance, Congress and war-making powers in the Mideast (for the benefit of Israel). These include racialist groups and those who suggest the possibility of Israeli/Mossad complicity in 9/11. Lower-tier haters are those who oppose excessive immigration, abortion (a “woman’s right to choose”) and homosexuality. SPLC labeled a mainline pro-Zionist Christian watchdog group, Traditional Values Coalition, a “hate group” for opposing sodomy. All anti-homosexual leadership groups (even though pro-Zionist) are regarded by ADL/SPLC as hateful.
The Hate Crimes Hotline Act specifies that for the first three years this federal hate crimes command center will be run by one or more selected non-profit organization(s) (probably ADL/SPLC). The hotline will then revert to autonomous control by a non-profit entity with 'recognized expertise in the area of hate crimes' i.e. ADL. Thus, ADL will exploit this legislation to control a nascent hate crimes gestapo in Washington with federal funds. ($3.5 million) But after three years ADL will be free of federal restriction, allowed to investigate, educate, and recommend prosecution and punishment unfettered. Tightly buckled into the driver’s seat of persecution of Christians and free thinkers and having ended free speech, ADL will be a super-powerful NGO, accountable to none.