By Rev Ted Pike
14 July 2007
Hoping to avoid detection from opponents in the religious right, Senators Edward Kennedy and Gordon Smith have quietly moved the federal hate crimes bill into the Senate. The Senate will vote, perhaps as early as this Tuesday on whether to include it as a "rider" on the huge federal defense bill, HR 1585. Now designated SA 2067, the new Senate hate bill is about half the length of the House version which passed the House earlier this year. But it gives its primary supporters, the Anti-Defamation League and the homosexual lobby, everything they need to end free speech in America, establishing a mammoth federal "thought crimes" bureaucracy as in Canada.
Lovers of free speech may have only one day, Monday, to persuade the Senate not to include the hate bill as a rider. If you value freedom for yourself and your children you must give top priority to calling your Senator first thing Monday morning!
Call (1-877) 851-6437 toll free or (202) 225-3121 toll and tell your Senator: "Please don't attach Sen. Kennedy's hate crimes bill SA 2067 to the arms bill S 1585. Hate laws have taken away free speech in Canada and many European countries. If you do vote for the hate bill, I and my friends will do our best to defeat you in the next election!"
Call many other Senators! Come to www.truthtellers.org for lists of Senators who might be persuaded to vote against Kennedy and Smith's hate crimes amendment.
The hate bill needs 60 votes in order to be added to the arms bill. If we can pressure only a half dozen to vote against it, we can powerfully weaken the hate bills chance of passage. Yes, if the hate bill is defeated as an amendment, Kennedy and Smith may reintroduce it as "stand alone" legislation. Yet, having already suffered one rejection it would be much more difficult to pass. These conspirators want to move it through quickly, as "stealth" legislation. They are doing so over the weekend so that the religious right will not have time to fully mobilize on Monday. Let's not let them get away with it!
Call, and call again, Monday morning. Take action as if your freedom and that of your children depended on it - as it surely does.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watch dog organization.
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.
Learn how ADL took away free speech in Canada and wants to steal it now in the U.S. Congress. Watch Rev. Ted Pike's Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians at video.google.com. Purchase this gripping documentary to show at church. Order online at www.truthtellers.org for $24.90, DVD or VHS, by calling 503-853-3688, or at the address below.
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