Rev. Ted Pike
National Prayer Network
Tuesday, Oct 27th, 2009
Homosexual online newspaper The Washington Blade is spreading the rumor that the President has communicated that he will sign the defense/hate crimes bill. The Blade says, “President Obama intends to sign into law Wednesday a long-sought hate crimes protection measure as part of a major defense bill, according to an administration source.” (“Obama to sign hate crimes bill Wednesday” in The Washington Blade)
Who is this unnamed source? This afternoon I called the office of those with the highest stake in passing the defense authorization bill—the Senate Armed Services Committee (Democrat). I wanted to see if they heard any leaks from the White House about the President’s intentions. Their spokesperson said, “We have received no indication which way the President will decide.”
Yes, Obama has said—as recently as the Human Rights Campaign banquet several weeks ago—that he will sign a federal hate crimes bill. But he has repeatedly made clear he will not sign the defense authorization bill (to which the hate bill is attached) if it’s loaded with $100 billion of military “pork” for thousands of F-35 jet engines. Defying him two weeks ago, Congress added the extra engines. There is thus a viable chance Obama will keep his word, teaching the upstart Democrat Congress who sets the legislative agenda.
The homosexual lobby, Anti-Defamation League and liberal media are announcing Obama’s signing of the hate bill as almost a fact for strategic reasons. First, they want to make it harder for Obama to disappoint the political left, especially the homosexual and Jewish communities who now rejoice in the “virtual reality” of their hate law dream. Second, they want to drain the fighting spirit out of those who might continue to email Obama. After all, if the President has recently sworn to sign the defense/hate bill, why bother to demand that he not?
The fact is that no credible message has come from the administration concerning the President’s state of mind. The spokesperson for the Senate Armed Services Committee told me they hope the President will pass these bills, yet the committee remains ignorant of his ultimate choice. Of one thing this source was sure: “If the President does veto the defense bill, it will be a huge setback for the committee.”
Don’t let up on emailing Obama! Send these three messages in separate emails to Obama immediately, through the White House contact page, www.whitehouse.gov/contact. You may copy and paste them into the message section at that website.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 5:06 am