By Rev Ted Pike
10 April 2007
Attention has recently focused on threatened passage of federal "anti-hate" bill H.R. 1592. But equal danger is faced at the state level, as many state governments are stiffening their own “anti-hate” or "anti-bias" laws. The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith is architect of this anti-Christian legislation worldwide. If ADL can’t succeed in using federal force to persecute Christians, state hate laws can be strengthened to do the job. Certainly, ADL made powerful use of Pennsylvania’s "anti-intimidation" law in 2005 to arrest and jail 11 Christians—the work of ADL national executive board member and Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham.
"Bias" Bill in Oregon Threatens Church
Here in Oregon the senate of our legislature has approved sweeping pro-homosexual legislation, S.B. 2, that bans any discrimination in housing or employment. This bill would force churches to hire homosexuals in positions that are not strictly spiritual or educational! These jobs could include bookkeeping, secretarial, maintenance, and employees of any church-related businesses. Judges will have power to say where churches' rights begin or end.
S.B. 2 also mandates a statewide education program to "prevent bias" against homosexuality in young people; that bias means Christians’ Biblical beliefs!
Nearly 500 pastors recently met at our capitol in Salem, protesting to legislators that S.B. 2 threatens our "Judeo-Christian" values and society. But I have a question. How many of these concerned clergy realize this threat has come primarily as a result of liberal Jewish activism?
Forging Chains that Bind the Church
ADL is the "civil liberties" arm of B'nai B'rith International—a worldwide, liberal, very anti-Christian, religious, educational, and fraternal Jewish organization. In 1988 ADL opened a competition to America’s law students to help create a "model anti-hate statute" for America. Jewish law student Joseph Ribakoff was awarded first prize. He advocated that leaders of any organization that showed a video critical of homosexuality should be arrested; members who remained members should also be arrested. (Watch "Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians" at google.)
By 1990, ADL finalized their model hate law statute. That year, ADL also persuaded Congress to pass their "Hate Crimes Statistics Act" which put ADL in charge of instructing the FBI, Justice Department, and all police in their twisted definitions of bias, hate, prejudice, and intolerance.
During the 1990s, ADL visited every state legislature in America and persuaded at least 45 to adopt some version of their model hate law. To each state, ADL said:
||Homosexuals, as a historically oppressed group, are entitled to special
|| privileges and protections. Their sexual preference deserves equal status with gender, race, and religion.
||A bias-oriented justice system must be established in the state. Bias
||against homosexuality is a grave threat to society. If bias motivates any crime, a "hate crime" has been committed.
||Because bias against victimized groups such as homosexuals and Jews
|| is very bad, triple penalties will be sentenced when such bias motivates a crime.
S.B. 2: Another ADL Hate Crimes Bill
Here in Oregon, S.B. 2 is very much a hate crimes bill. It exemplifies ADL's working definition that "hate" is bias against specially protected groups. When such bias motivates a crime, small or great, a hate crime has occurred.
Under S.B. 2, a church's refusal to hire a homosexual as a secretary or janitor is an illegal act motivated by bias: a hate crime. (Since this crime by church officials is essentially the same as any other hate crime, I am surprised S.B. 2 does not mandate triple penalties. That will probably come soon enough.)
ADL sold its model hate law statutes to legislators during the 1990s as necessary to deter violent bias crime. To most legislators, this goal seems worthy. Between 1990 and 2000, about 45 states practically waited in line to rubberstamp this "win-win" legislation. During that period—apart from national mailings against hate laws by the National Prayer Network and the research work of a few specialists such as Robert L. Knight—virtually no conservative organization protested. At www.adl.org extensive charts quantify ADL's success in persuading states to adopt their model hate law. See if your state earns excellent marks by implementing all ADL's requirements or “fails” by continuing to rely on the traditional judge-and-jury system to obtain justice for victims of all crimes.
Today, ADL along with the ACLU, another Jewish-dominated anti-Christian attack group (See, ACLU Top Heavy with Jews), is encouraging another wave of bias crime legislation. Labor, workplace environment, and fair housing laws all make it a hate crime to be biased and break the law by discrimination against homosexuals.
Why Does ADL Keep Winning?
ADL's agenda is sensationally effective against Christian values because ADL is 100 percent Jewish. According to the unbiblical theology of most evangelicals, Jewish activists can’t be criticized or even identified as the source of this relentless attack. That would mean "cursing God's chosen people." Partly for this reason, no Christian/conservative leader will identify ADL as the primary engine of destruction against Christian civilization. They know that if they do Jewish media will trash them as "anti-Semites," a charge 24 million evangelicals will accept at face value, abandoning all support for that leader's ministry.
Consequently, the church continues to reel from repeated assaults by "organized world Jewry:" ADL, B'nai B'rith, ACLU, People for the American Way, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and myriads of other leftwing Jewish activist groups -- not to mention the Jewish-dominated media.
Jesus said that when a church is "trodden under foot of men," as the American church has been for at least 40 years, there is a simple reason for its powerlessness: "The salt has lost its savor." (Luke 14:34)
Such heroes of the faith as Jeremiah, John the Baptist, and Paul possessed the "true grit" of undiluted spiritual saltiness. They spoke boldly against Jewish evil, leaving the consequences to God. They did not fear the Jewish fable that God will rain wrath upon the individual who criticizes "God's chosen people."
Instead of an imagined threat from God, evangelical leaders should fear the very real and Biblical warning that if a leader does not alert the people promptly and specifically concerning the approach of the enemy he will lose his eternal soul. (Ezek. 33:6) Leaders may fear losing their ministry today if they criticize ADL; but if ADL is allowed to destroy America behind the scenes they will soon lose their ministry anyway. In fact, their silence today may someday cost them their lives tomorrow.
How does the church regain the spiritual saltiness so desperately needed to hold back ADL’s onslaught? We must abandon ourselves to God and the whole truth, absolutely believing He will never leave or forsake those who put Him first.
We must eagerly and hungrily avail ourselves of sources of spiritual and political salt when God brings them to us. There is at least one notable "salt lick" now available to this planet: It's www.truthtellers.org.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian /conservative watchdog organization.
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