- Sen. Patrick Leahy's hate crimes amendment was scheduled
to be received by the Senate on Wednesday, July 15, and voted on. Yet,
the debate over funding additional F-22 fighter planes on the defense appropriations
bill was not resolved today and will continue Wednesday. This delay may
give lovers of freedom another day to protest the hate bill, S. 909.
- Because of massive failure of Christian/conservative
action groups to rally calling at this pivotal moment, homosexual calling
in favor of the hate bill dominated in Senate offices today. I have written
about how Dr. Dobson and Family Research Council devastated evangelical
will to fight the hate bill in their radio broadcast last week. They said
it is now in vain to oppose the hate bill; prayer is our only recourse.
(Listen to Focus on the Family's James Dobson betray efforts to fight the
Hate Bill: <http://truthtellers.org/radiobroadcasts/DobsonKillsHateFight_9july09.ram>Click
Here to LISTEN; <http://truthtellers.org/radiobroadcasts/DobsonKillsHateFight_9july09.mp3>Click
Here to DOWNLOAD [6 min., 4.2 MB, right click and save target as.])
- Yet, for at least several weeks, most of the largest
new right evangelical groups have failed to take advantage of powerful
opportunities the liberals have delivered to us to gain advantage over
the hate bill. None followed up on Sen. Leahy's outrageous stacking of
pro-hate bill witnesses, including Attorney Gen. Eric Holder, against only
two opponents of the hate bill in the very brief Senate Judiciary "kangaroo"
hearing. Except for two articles by WorldNetDaily and a broadcast by Rush
Limbaugh, none have capitalized on Holder's blunder of admission in Judiciary
that the hate bill does not equally protect all Americans. He also said
there is no evidence that states are failing to enforce state laws against
hate crimes. Thirdly, he admitted that ministers, policemen, and soldiers
will not be covered under the hate bill.
- New right "watchdog" groups who remain oblivious
to imminent passage of the hate bill include WorldNetDaily, Concerned Women
for America, Traditional Values Coalition, Focus on the Family and Family
Research Council. None have anything on their websites concerning the present,
high drama crisis in the Senate. Most are not enthusiastically encouraging
phoning and action. Only Janet Porter's Faith2Action is abreast of events,
with her website boldly encouraging calling to forestall a Wednesday passage
of the hate bill.
- The truth is, the relatively high level of protest calling
to the Senate over the past two weeks, from moderate to extremely heavy,
has been almost entirely generated by the National Prayer Network.
- Now, at last, as an extension of God's grace, we may
have another day in which the people of America, not homosexuals, will
have opportunity to dominate calling into the Senate.
- Don't squander this opportunity as most evangelical groups
are doing, saying in effect, "We don't think we can make any difference."
Actually, they could make an enormous difference at this very last moment
to remind all members of Congress that the people are very, very angry.
The people deeply resent that a pedophile-protecting hate bill -- one that
denies equal justice to all and doesn't even provide protection for soldiers
-- is being underhandedly attached to a military bill which is designed
to provide safety for American troops.
- Sens. Leahy and Burris held forth in the Senate this
week encouraging hate bill passage. Since the Democrats seem determined
to pursue the amendment route, it is perhaps too late to try to dissuade
them. Therefore, you can make your calls Wednesday very brief and simple,
stating the essential message: "Please don't vote for the pedophile-protecting
hate bill. If you do, I and my friends will never forgive or forget!"
Call toll-free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121 (<http://www.truthtellers.org/actionplan.html>names
available HERE at www.truthtellers.org).
- Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have
saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and
spearhead attempts to pass the federal hate crimes bill: <http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp>http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
- TALK SHOW HOSTS: Interview Rev. Ted Pike on this subject.
Call (503) 631-3808.
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