The federal Hate Crimes Bill was reintroduced Wednesday by Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee. It is now titled The David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, H.R. 256, and is a condensed version of the longer Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R. 1592 (which failed to gain final approval from Congress last year).
Jackson-Lee also submitted a new companion bill, The David Ray Richardson Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, H.R. 262. This bill will permit federal involvement in states to "prevent" hate crimes and assist hate crimes victims.
Both bills will authorize unprecedented intervention in states' rights. H.R. 256 is the most dangerous because it will transform America into a national hate crimes bureaucracy, and end free speech, as has happened already in Canada with similar laws on the books.
In case you still have lingering doubts and are wondering why all the fuss then please watch these two short videos on the subject.
Hate Crimes Laws Will Destroy The Church And Christianity
Speechless...Silencing The Christians
(NOTE: To view full episodes go to www.inspiration.net/speechless)
According to one political insider, the Christian and conservative complaint that hate laws end free speech is so widespread in Congress that he fears the federal Hate Bill might not pass! That's the good news.
However, anticipating that contingency, he said, the milder H.R. 262 was created to empower the federal government to enter state hate law jurisdiction in a less threatening way - - now described as "education" and assistance of victims. Of course, even this softer Hate Bill could support expanded legislation and legal precedents to ultimately fulfill the original Hate Bill's objectives. For this reason, it also must be defeated.
How can lovers of free speech hold back the Hate Bill monster? We must repeat the strategy that killed the Hate Bill in the last Congress and helped defeat at least 5 other pieces of anti-Christian, anti-liberty legislation.
We must prepare to again call all 40 members of the House Judiciary Committee. In the next several weeks, some 20 new members will be added to the committee and their names will be posted at www.truthtellers.org so please make a note of that.
Meanwhile, you can begin calling your members of Congress toll-free at 1-877-651-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121. Also, be sure to call as many other members of Congress, and especially members of the Senate, and protest this new Hate Bill.
Call each with the familiar message now resounding through Congress: "Please do not vote for any hate crimes legislation. Hate laws have taken away free speech in Canada and many European countries!"
Rev. Ted Pike of National Prayer Network sums it up best: "Also, remember that, above all human strategy, God Almighty is on our side. If we turn to Him in faith and contrition, He will deliver America again from the hate bill, as He has done for the past 10 years. Repeatedly, the cause of freedom seemed hopeless. We were overwhelmingly outnumbered. Yet, at the last moment, God repeatedly brought hate bill forces into confusion and defeated it. It is a small thing for Him to save free speech. But it's going to take real effort to pass on to our children a free America. With God's help, we can do it one more time - - or as many times as we unite faith with action."
EMERGENCY ALERT - Hate Bill Introduced Into 111th Congress
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