Monday, February 23, 2009

CHRISTIAN SILENCE BEFORE HATE BILL THREAT

By Ted Pike

Although two supremely threatening federal hate crimes bills have been moving forward in the House Judiciary Committee over the past six weeks, almost all large Christian/conservative "watch dog" groups remain silent.

In the past week, I have called virtually all of them requesting they watch my latest video, How to Kill the Hate Bills. I called 64 of the largest conservative organizations in America, including Focus on the Family's 37 state affiliates; I explained the imminent threat to freedom posed by these bills. I also called the largest 30 evangelical and Catholic pro-life organizations, emphasizing that hate laws have them in their crosshairs. Since January 1, I also warned against the hate bills on 41 talk radio interviews and produced two 10-minute video documentaries and several articles posted at www.truthtellers.org.

In spite of this, few organizations provide timely alerts concerning the grave, impending threat of HR 256 and HR 262!

On Sunday, February 22, this was the record of silence from the websites of conservative "watchdog" groups:

• American Center for Law and Justice? Silence.
• Christian Coalition? Silence.
• Family Research Council? Silence.
• Focus on the Family? Silence.
• Traditional Values Coalition? Silence.
• Coral Ridge Ministries? Silence.
• Alliance Defense Fund? Silence.
• Liberty Counsel? Silence.
• The Rutherford Institute? Silence.
• Concerned Women for America? Silence.

After diligent search, we discovered the American Family Association disapproves of HR 256 but makes no mention of HR 262. Only Pastor Rod Parsley's Center for Moral Clarity powerfully alerts its readers to the danger of both HR 256 and HR 262.

Among smaller watchdog groups, The Christian Anti-Defamation League and Americans for Truth spiritedly alert their constituents to the threats of both bills. Janet Porter, of Faith to Action, wrote an excellent article mentioning the threat of the hate bills, which was recently posted by World Net Daily. Yet Restore America has nothing.

Incredible Silence

Why are Christian/conservative leaders—who have most to lose if these anti-Christian, freedom-stealing laws are passed—so silent?

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