Rev. Ted Pike
National Prayer Network
Tuesday, Sept 1, 2009
As members of Congress prepare to return to Washington on September 6, I am proud that many concerned Americans have spoken out against the federal hate crimes bill in town hall meetings. Countless Americans who have read my e-alerts encouraging hate bill protest, listened to my 24 national radio and TV interviews this month, and watched our latest video “Town Hall Meeting Outrage Can Kill Hate Bill!” have taken action. Thousands have printed our flyer “Hate Bill Ends Free Speech — Back Down Obama from Signing It” at www.truthtellers.org and distributed it by the thousands in town hall protests this summer.
Here is how one California activist responded:
Thank you so much for the “Blast Hate Bill at Townhall Meetings” talking points. We had a huge, 1000-person townhall here in San Diego today with Democrat Congresswoman Susan Davis. Prior to the meeting, I printed up your talking points and handed them out to “friendlies.”
People were chosen at random to question Davis. Most questioned her about healthcare. By a minor miracle, for which I praise God, I was chosen–and asked her the first of your bullet-point questions, “Attorney Gen. Holder testified in the Senate Judiciary Committee that there is no equal justice under the hate bill. He said the hate bill will not protect whites, ministers, males, police and soldiers. It will only protect such minorities as homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, blacks and Latinos. Why did you vote for a bill that discriminates against most Americans?”
Davis condescendingly said that I must have read the bill wrongly. I retorted, “No, I didn’t, and you voted for an unconstitutional, unAmerican piece of legislation.”
The crowd roared, and many people thanked me afterward for bringing the topic up. But I thank you for giving me such an easy, concise question to ask her–and thank God that I was chosen to query her in front of so many people!
God bless you.
There is still time to protest at town hall meetings! They are still being held this week. Family Research Council lists those in your area at www.frcaction.org/townhalls.
Here’s what you can still do to save freedom:
• Loudly protest the hate bill this fall at town hall meetings and on the internet and call-in talk shows as well as in church and civic groups.
• Keep faxing Pres. Obama at 1-202-456-2461: “Mr. President, we will never forgive or forget if you sign the freedom-stealing, pedophile-protecting federal hate bill.”
• Resume calling members of Congress at 1-877-851-6437, 1-877-SOB-USOB, or 1-202-225-3121. Tell those who voted for the hate bill: “I am very angry that you voted for the freedom-destroying, pedophile-protecting hate bill. Please use your influence now to encourage the President to veto it. Otherwise, we will take revenge at midterms.” (For Senators and House members who voted for the hate bill click here.)
Many Democrats returning to Congress are bruised and sobered at the unexpected level of public anger. This anger more than ever provides a tremendous wave we can ride, adding the hate bill to the list of public grievances. It is still possible to weaken support for the hate bill in the minds of the President and Senate and House conferees who will consider it this fall. If contention between Obama and Congress over “pork” in the military appropriations/hate bill package increases, Democrat disfavor toward the hate bill could hasten a Presidential veto.
Follow the example of this California activist and many others and keep speaking out and praying against the hate bill. In the five defeats of the hate bill over the past 11 years, God has always helped a small minority defeat it by sowing confusion in Democrat ranks.
It’s time to believe and act as if He can do it again!
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 4:11 am