By Harmony Grant
1 May 2007
American kids no longer have to wait till university to get drunk on unlimited keggers of moral relativism; they can start in first grade. School kids are being force-fed gay propaganda that the homosexual lifestyle is great and normal, reports World Net Daily in a shocking news story. California is considering banning from schools anything that might "reflect adversely" on homosexuality. Just to review: that means banning any caution against one of the deadliest and most destructive sexual sins, condemned by traditional societies around the world and throughout history.
Keep the militancy of the homosexual lobby in mind if you ever think we exaggerate the threat of the federal hate crime bill, which is awaiting a vote before the House. H. R. 1592 will be used to outlaw public criticism of homosexuality. It will be used to criminalize moral judgments and expression of traditional values. Like our public schools and universities, America will become one big “hate-free” zone—meaning, you will no longer be free to express the most important truths about human nature, the family, and our Creator’s design for human happiness. Gags on moral judgment are already enforced in universities, mainstream media, and now grade schools—of course, the nation is next!
If you’ve done your American duty and called your elected representatives to protest, you may have run into some surly aides. My sister spent plenty of recent afternoons phoning House and Senate members and was repeatedly told hate crime laws won’t infringe on freedom of speech and that the First Amendment isn’t under fire.
To know why this is a lie, you only have to take a closer look at what’s happened in Europe and Canada. The Stalinist speech codes enforced in these nations show us our future. It isn’t looking good.
Big Brother’s Europe
The 1999 Treaty of Amsterdam requires all European Union states to take action against “discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.” This treaty’s language is breathtakingly vague and broad (just like our federal hate crime bill).
Citizens in EU states can face prosecution for…what? A church refusing to hire a homosexual to work in the nursery? A white man using a racial slur in a heated argument? A pastor preaching against homosexuality and adultery from the pulpit? You bet. These are examples of “discrimination” that will soon be criminal throughout the entire western world. I’m not exaggerating. (See, Global Hate Crimes Gestapo Being Created)
This is the ultimate aim of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith: hate crime speech code laws strapping Europe, Australia and North America. Asia and less-developed nations will certainly comply because they could hardly withstand sanctions by the entire “civilized” western world.
America is the last hold-out for freedom—of religion, press, thought, and speech. When and if we cave, the result will be a global police state ruled by anti-Christian, Jewish supremacist organizations like ADL, informed by reams of files on every possibly dissident citizen and jacked up with nifty surveillance tools to monitor not only the words spoken on street corners but their very tone of voice. In Britain, for example, there is now one surveillance camera for every 14 citizens; “the national DNA database which was set up by police to combat crime now holds 3.5 million profiles.” (See, Britain becoming a Big Brother society, says data watchdog).
The hypocrisy of progressive organizations like ADL staggers the mind. They promote bans on public Christianity and all criticism of homosexuality by arguing that governments can’t “legislate morals.” Yet they insist the world’s largest governing bodies legislate speech itself—legislate the morality of whom you choose to hire or fire, what you say about sex, the state of Israel, racial equality, and several other important controversies. I feel like beating my head on my desk right now.
In a nice bit of doublespeak, the EU declared 2007 the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All. Their stop-discrimination website lectures, “Everyone can play their part in the 2007 European Year. All of us can start by looking at our own behaviour and attitudes. You can also take part in the Year by organising or joining in an event that is taking place near you. Whether it's small businesses, youth groups, NGOs, trade unions or schools, the Year can only be a success when everyone gets on board.” Hey, thanks, Big Brother. Thanks for a glimpse into the brave new world coming soon to America. Equal opportunities for everybody who thinks the way progressive, leftist, largely Jewish activist lobbies want them to. Yeah, that’s the kind of freedom our founding fathers had in mind.
If you don’t think their way and do make the mistake of thinking out loud, then the 2007 party horn for your equal opportunity will sound a lot like a pair of handcuffs snapping shut. George Orwell was just a few years off in predicting a society in which “All are equal, but some are more equal than others.”
Last June, two webmasters in Belgium were sentenced to 10 months in prison and fines of about $19,000 for “acts of anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, and incitement to racial hate.” This was reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center, quoting Frederick Banson of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, an EU agency “that monitors racism and xenophobia and advises EU member nations on prosecuting hate crimes.” In the same month, leaders of a French-speaking political party described as “extreme right-wing” were sentenced to 6 months in prison for allegedly using the internet to incite people to racial discrimination. In other words, these folks were punished for words they said or wrote online. That’s in Europe, our most civilized friend. Oh, and Canada, too. These gag orders are exactly what the federal hate crime bill will enforce in our own land of the once-free.
Truth is Our Duty
Recently I was driving across an overpass in Portland when the cars ahead inexplicably slowed. Soon I saw why: A maimed pigeon flapped desperately on the street beside the yellow line. Its beating wings were pitiful as its body lay limp on the asphalt. The other cars moved on, and I was faced alone with the road and the suffering bird.
I should hit it, I thought, but I couldn’t bear the crunch under my tire as my car rose gently and went down again. I hesitated, then drove on and took the Swan Island ramp.
Immediately, I wanted to go back and put the bird out of its misery. There was another exit from the main road which led back to that overpass. I got in the left lane and signaled to turn. Then I saw the “No entrance” sign and realized I was safe. With relief, I pulled back onto the road. As I drove, I thought, This is how it is: Life is hard. Telling the truth is hard. And laws come along and save you from having to do it. Laws save you from having to evangelize at work, or criticize the government’s foreign policy, or…soon…speak of Christ at all.
But horribly, in life, it is not a pigeon suffering on the road. It is our children whose souls die for lack of truth. It is our Savior, crucified again by mockery and crimes in His name. Can we truly excuse our silence with unjust laws? I should have ended the pigeon's suffering. I should have done the hard thing. May God save me from larger omissions!
I really don’t want to go to prison for speech crimes. A lot of the time I don’t even want to keep studying the world’s evil. But far more, I don’t want to lie awake with souls on my conscience, the way I lay awake feeling bad about the dying pigeon and wondering for how many hours it flapped brokenly around and into what dark place it landed to die.
Christ said, “What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight. What is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs! Don’t fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, fear Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of the Father…So don’t be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.”
The souls to which we owe the truth are worth more than all the world’s most beautiful creatures. God sees them. God sees our sons and daughters who may inherit a world in which Christian evangelism is as taboo as “white nationalism,” in which public reading of Scripture can land you behind bars. God sees the Israelis, who are showered with our money but not the spiritual riches of truth and salvation through Christ. God sees us and saves each word we say and each we fail to say.
Don’t disappoint Him. Speak the whole truth today.
Start by calling your Representatives and your Senators and protesting H.R. 1592.
Harmony Grant writes and edits for National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog group. Read more of her work at www.hisnamesake.blogspot.com. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call your members of the House and Senate immediately, protesting all hate crimes legislation! Call toll free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121. Your message should be blunt: Please don't vote for any hate crimes legislation. If you do, I will never vote for you again.
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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