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Ominous federal law will soon end free speech in America!

By Rev. Ted Pike

In 2004, eleven Christians were arrested and jailed in Philadelphia for the “hate crime” of peaceful evangelism at a gay pride parade. For the full story, visit

Hate Laws End Free Speech

In Canada,
* A Christian was fined $6,000 for printing 3 Bible verses
    against homosexuality. A newspaper was fined $6,000 for accepting his ad.
  * A Christian printer was fined $5,000 for refusing to print
    stationery for homosexual activists. He was bankrupted after spending $175,000 contesting the charge.
  * A Christian was fined $35,000 for distributing “hate literature”--
    literaturetracts critical of homosexuality. Church school administrators were forced to hire a known homosexual, under threat of prison.
  * A pastor was told it’s a “hate crime” to hand out gospel tracts,
    punishable by prison.

In Australia,

* Two Christians were indicted for criticizing Islam, another for
    criticizing Zionism.

In Britain,
  * Two political activists were indicted, facing 7 years in prison, for
    describing Islam as a “wicked faith.” A filmmaker was threatened with arrest for using the term “homosexual” rather than “gay.”

In Sweden,
  * A pastor faced prison for reading from the pulpit Scriptures
    critical of homosexuality.

In Holland,
  * It’s now a “hate crime” to criticize fornicators and adulterers.
In Germany,
  * A Catholic priest faces jail for the “hate crime” of publicly

  criticizing abortionists.

In Canada, Australia, and most of Europe, it’s now a “hate crime” to publicly criticize protected groups including homosexuals, Muslims, and Jews. Truth is not allowed as evidence in hate crimes trials. All that matters are the delicate feelings of members of federally protected groups. A homosexual can claim emotional damage from hearing Scripture that describes his lifestyle as an abomination. He can press charges against the pastor or broadcaster who merely reads the Bible in public. The “hater” can be fined thousands of dollars and even imprisoned!

Think this can’t happen in America?

Think again.
The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, architect of “anti-hate” laws worldwide, will reintroduce its federal hate bill this winter. ADL says the purpose of the “Hate Crimes Prevention Act” is to end violent physical hate crimes.
That’s just what ADL told lawmakers in Canada, Britain, Sweden, etc. Soon after ADL’s hate bill was passed, it broadened through legal precedents to outlaw “verbal violence” against protected groups.
Laws passed to end violent hate crimes soon criminalized free speech.
The problem is hate laws’ twisted definition of hate. ADL, which presently administers the US government’s hate crimes enforcement program, says “hate” equals bias against federally protected groups, particularly homosexuals. What document is most biased against homosexuality? The Holy Bible. All lovers of free speech are threatened, but Bible-
believing Christians are the ultimate target of ADL’s distorted definitions of hate and hate crimes.


Supporters of “anti-hate” legislation claim there’s an epidemic of hate in America.
Yet the FBI’s 2005 Uniform Crime Report shows alleged hate crimes comprise a tiny 1/15 of 1% of all crime in America. This is hardly a crisis requiring a vast federal thought crimes bureaucracy with unlimited power to invade state law enforcement.
Also, at least 95% of so-called hate crimes reported to the FBI have never been tried in court. Most are nothing but police opinions about verbal “intimidation,” name calling, and petty assault and vandalism.
With Americans behind them, Republicans in Congress repeatedly defeated the federal hate bill in the past 8 years. Yet Democrats, who always vote for the hate bill, now control Congress. Their strong numbers mean the bill will pass... unless there’s an upheaval of protest. If enough concerned Americans call Congress, ADL may lose nerve and wait another year.

The USA doesn’t yet have a federal hate law. Protest from freedom-loving patriots killed this bill three times in the last two years. But the threat looms again.
It’s not too late.

We Can Save Freedom.

How to Save Free Speech

1. Call Congress now toll free, 1-877-851-6437 or 1-866-340-9281. Toll, 1-202-225-3121. Tell them: “Please don’t vote for any hate bill; hate laws have taken away free speech in Canada and much of Europe.”

2. Visit learn about the threat of hate laws. At our site, you’ll find the text of the hate bill with detailed analysis, and learn how to impact Congress.

3. Watch NPN’s gripping 80-minute video on Google, Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians. Buy and share it on DVD or VHS available at

4. Copy this flyer share it with your church and community. Send to leaders, broadcasters, newspapers, and members of Congress. Post on the internet.

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