- Yesterday, Senator Ted Kennedy demanded a vote on his
hate crimes bill, S.A. 2067. Since he co-sponsored it, no one could withstand
him - not even Senate minority leader McConnell, who we hoped might filibuster.
- The vote is delayed until today, Wednesday.
If you love freedom, you have a little more time to call your two Senators
and demand a "no" vote. Call toll free 1-877-851-6437 or toll
- We surveyed 38 Senators today and found
the same relatively small protest we reported yesterday. A few offices
said they received many calls; most reported only a few; some said none.
- There is no strong outcry because large
Christian/conservative organizations are still failing to provide up-to-date
warnings. Visit the following organizations' websites and be astonished
at the total lack of timely warnings as of Tuesday morning: <http://www.focusonthefamily.com/>Focus
on the Family, <http://www.cwfa.org/main.asp>Concerned Women for
America, <http://www.afa.net/>American Family Association, <http://www.traditionalvalues.org/>Traditional
Values Coalition, <http://www.faith2action.org/>Faith 2 Action, and
<http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=HOME>Family Research Council.
- This morning a Christian activist friend
called Family Research Council desperately trying to reach anyone able
to write an emergency alert. She told FRC that protest to the hate bill
was small and conservative leaders are doing nothing.
- A spokesman replied, "You can't
say nothing is being done." He referred to one paragraph by director
Tony Perkins about the hate bill, buried in a fundraising and prayer letter
- "Can't you do anything?" she
- "We're keeping a close watch on
these events," he said, displaying the same wait-and-see attitude
that has allowed the hate bill to get this far.
- If this legislative rattlesnake is given
life by the Senate, even if Bush vetoes it, it won't lie still for long.
It will rise, poisonous and deadly, the first week of January 2009 in
the 111th Congress. It will have the power of legislation already passed
by the Congress of the United States of America. It may then be rapidly
passed and signed into law by a probably pro-hate bill President.
- Well-meaning but short-sighted conservative
leaders may be saving their readers' flagging energies for defeat of ENDA
(The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, H.R. 2015). ENDA is also very dangerous
legislation. Yet it will almost certainly pass the House of Representatives,
as did the hate bill in May. Then, in the Senate, ENDA could also be very
hard to defeat.
- Meanwhile, if the federal hate crimes
bill passes tomorrow, freedom of speech will be on the way to extinction.
The very arguments with which conservatives oppose ENDA and homosexual
activism will quickly become illegal. They will be despised as hate speech
- At this eleventh hour, true American
leaders must loudly and firmly oppose the federal hate crimes bill that
threatens the very foundation of our country. Without freedom of speech,
we will have no weapons left to fight any other battle. This is a call
to arms. Publish calls to action at the top of your websites. Call your
Senators. Demand they vote no! Stand up NOW.
- It's almost too late.
- CALL YOUR 2 SENATORS!
- Toll-Free 1-877-851-6437
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