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Look at the ugly Talmudic "...arrogance of Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin (1977-1983) who speaking of the Jews stated boldly, "Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves." - Menachem Begin.
Carter Reveals Begin Viewed
Jews As The Master Race
All Hail The Jewish Master Race
By Texe Marrs
Gene Research Shows Jews & Palestinians Almost Identical
"Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves."
If I asked you what group of people embrace a set of doctrines like this, what would your answer be? Most of you would probably answer, "The Nazis."
Today, in fact, it is Jews who make all these poisonous claims to racial superiority. No, not all the Jews. But, as I will document, a huge number of leaders among the Jews ascribe to these wicked and dangerous theories of racial and blood superiority.
No Basis for Peace
In his memoirs of his years in the White House, former President Jimmy Carter wrote that there could have been peace between the Arabs and the Israelis had it not been for the bigoted, Nazi-like racial views of Israeli's Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
Begin, Carter recalled, believed the Jews were a Master Race, a holy people superior to Egyptians and Arabs. Begin also believed that God wanted the Jews to own the land, so there was absolutely no basis for peace. The Jews lusted after the land and intended to have it. Period.
Jews a Totally Different Species?
Rabbi Mendel Schneerson, the late Jewish Lubavitcher and friend of the senior George Bush, also believed the Jews are a superior Master Race. Many Jews today agree with the late Rabbi. Some even believe that Schneerson will himself someday be resurrected and return as the Jewish World Messiah. Schneerson once explained his theory of Jewish racial superiority this way. He said, "We have a case of the Jew...a totally different species."
"The body of a Jewish person," Schneerson bragged, "is of a totally different quality from the body of members of all other nations of the world. Bodies of the Gentiles are in vain. An even greater difference is in regard to the soul...A non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness."
Holocaust activist Elie Wiesel, whose lies about his holocaust experiences seem to be legion, also claims that Jews are a superior race. "Everything about us is different," Wiesel boasts. "Jews are ontologically exceptional."
No Mixed Marriages for the Superior Race
This poisonous theory of the Jews impacts their relations with all other nations and peoples. Because they are convinced they are the Master Race, superior, god souls living amongst inferior beasts, Israel does not sanction or allow mixed marriages (The Jerusalem Report, October 20, 1994, p.26). In the U.S.A., liberal Jews scream out for more mixed marriages, but only among Gentiles! Jewish leaders fund civil rights organizations and are in favor of increased immigration of foreign races. But back home in Israel, the Sharon government is now building a Berlin-style wall creating an apartheid nation, to keep "inferior" Arabs in their segregated ghettos.
Ze'ev Chafeto, the courageous Jewish editor of The Jerusalem Report magazine, notes that Israeli laws harshly prohibit people of non-Jewish races from immigrating to Israel. The Jews are determined to keep their race "pure" and unblemished, just as the Nazis sought for the Aryans. Christians are especially not welcome, and Israelis frequently use words similar to the condescending slang word "nigger" to describe Christians and Gentiles÷vulgar, Yiddish slur words like "shiksa," "schwartze," and "shegetsz."
Since the Jews are claimed to be the Master Race, whose souls are said by the Talmud to be on a far higher plane than the animalistic, "satanic souls" of Gentiles, it is common for Jewish authorities to brand all Gentiles by the derogatory Yiddish term "goy," a term akin to a curse word. Meanwhile, Arabs are deemed so inferior they are even lower than the goy.
Jewish Blood vs. Inferior Blood
When several of his students were accused of murdering a teenage Arab girl, Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg insisted: "Jewish blood is not the same as the blood of a (Gentile) goy." In other words, if a god-like Jew kills an inferior goy, how can that be murder?
Israeli Yeshiva (school) students often demonstrate and chant, "Death to the Arabs." Defending their extreme behavior, Rabbi Ido Elba explains, "According to the Talmud (Jewish book of traditions), one may kill any Gentile." Rabbi Schlomo Aviner adds that normal human codes and laws of justice and righteousness do not apply to the Jews.
The widely studied Gush Emunim holds that, "Jews are not and cannot be a normal people...The Covenant made between God and the Jewish people effectively nullifies moral laws that bind normal nations."
"Jesus a Bastard," says Jewish Talmud
Even the leaders of Israel My Glory, a fanatically pro-Zionist, supposedly Christian ministry, have made note of the bizarre views of the Jews as found in their own book of laws and traditions, the Jewish Talmud. The organization's magazine (Dec./Jan. 1995/1996) published a revealing article detailing many of the hate-filled Talmudic beliefs of the Rabbis and their Zionist followers.
These beliefs include the teaching that Jesus was born a bastard and his mother, Mary, was a harlot (Mishna Yebamoth 4,13); that Jesus practiced black arts of magic (Sanhedrin 1076), and that Jesus is now suffering eternal punishment in a boiling vat of filthy excrement (Mishna Sanhedrin X, 2). These references come from the English translation of the Talmud known as The Soncino Talmud.
Indeed, the hate-filled, anti-Christian movie, The Last Temptation of Christ, produced by Universal Studios and its Chairman, the Jew, Lewis Wasserman, was an accurate, if disgusting, reflection of what the Jews' most holy book, the Talmud, teaches. And yet the Rabbis and leaders of the Jewish-led Simon Wiesenthal Center, The ADL, and the Southern Poverty Law Center have the audacity to blast and criticize Mel Gibson's upcoming movie merely because it recounts the gospel truth about the trial and death of Jesus. What hypocrites!
Memory of Jesus to be Blotted Out
The Talmud is full of language that portrays the Jews as God's Master Race and depicts all other races as trash and garbage. It warns Jews to stay away from Christians because Christians are said to be "unclean" and "murderers."
On the other hand, a Jew is pictured as one of God's Chosen People. The Jew is said to possess so great a dignity that no one, not even an angel, can share equality with him. In fact, the Jew is said to be the equal of God. Rabbi Chanina says that, "He who strikes an Israelite acts as if he slaps the face of God's Divine Majesty."
Because the Christian is considered unclean, a murderer, and an idolater, he must be exterminated, slaughtered without pity, squashed like a bug. "The memory of that man (Jesus) should be forever blotted out."
"Kill All Christians"- Talmud
The famous Jewish rabbi, Maimonides, acclaimed by Christian apologists and defenders of Zionism as "a great man of God," encouraged Jews to kill all Christians. In the Talmud (Hilkoth Akrum, X, 1), Maimonides says, "Do not have pity for them. Show no mercy unto them. Therefore, if you see one in difficulty of drowning, do not go to his help... it is right to kill him by your own hand by shoving him into a well or in some other way."
The monstrous and barbaric treatment Israel gives to Palestinians and other Arabs taken prisoner is easily understood when we realize that the Jews' own holy book, the Talmud, commands that heretics and traitors be killed without delay (Abhodah Zarah, 266) and that a Gentile taken prisoner may be killed, "even before he confesses...the sooner the better" (Choschen Hammischpat, 388, 10).
Murder of Gentiles Praised as a "Holy Sacrifice"
Moreover, the murder of Gentiles by Jews is said by the Talmud to be a "holy sacrifice" to God (Zohar, III, 2276 and I, 38b and 39a). Death of Gentiles by beheading is especially recommended (Pesachim, 49b).
The award-winning Jewish propaganda movie, Schindler's List, depicts Schindler lamenting how few Jews he has been able to save from a Nazi labor camp. But a little, old Jewish man says to him, "In our holy book, the Talmud, it says that if you save just one life, it is as if you have saved the entire world."
Actually, the exact wording in the Talmud says that if you save just one Jewish life, it is as if you have saved the entire world. According to the Talmud, Gentile lives, of course, have no value at all.
It is important to remember that, to the Jews, the Talmud is not an obsolete and crusty document. The rabbis teach that it is a living and breathing instructional document, a modern-day, indispensable holy book. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an ardent Jewish believer, was quoted in The New York Times as giving credit to the Talmud for her success on the bench. "The Talmud," said Ginsburg, "is my sacred guide for daily living."
Children Raped and Murdered
In Rome, Italy, in 2000, Italian police broke up a ring of eleven top Jewish gangsters. It was discovered that they had been kidnapping Gentile (non-Jewish) children between the ages of two and five from orphanages, raping them, and then murdering the children. These despicable crimes were recorded live on film and sold throughout the infamous global "snuff film" industry. Over 1,700 customers had paid as much as $20,000 per film to view little children being raped and murdered.
Both the Associated Press and Reuters agencies reported this heinous crime on September 27, 2000 (Also see The Rome Observer, October 1, 2000). But few U.S. newspapers and none of America's TV news networks carried this shocking news story. Why?
When Italian TV broadcast scenes of the arrests of the snuff film perverts at prime time to more than eleven million viewers, Jewish officials went berserk. Claiming "blood libel," they demanded that the Jewish elite who sat on the board of directors of the Italian TV network punish those responsible for allowing this news to surface. It was done. The TV executives were fired.
One cannot help but wonder: Was it Judaism's most holy book, the Talmud, that put it in the hearts of those monsters to commit such brutish and evil crimes against children? After all, their Talmud says that if a grown man rapes a young girl under three years of age, "it is nothing." And Gentiles, according to the Talmud, may be killed practically without restriction.
The Master Race - Beyond Good and Evil
In any event, the Jewish Master Race cannot be held to normal standards of righteousness and morality. They are said to be "beyond good and evil." That is what Adolf Hitler believed about the Aryans. It is what Ariel Sharon and hundreds of Jewish rabbis and Illuminists believe about the Jews.
When questioned about his earlier role in the genocidal massacre by Israeli defense forces of thousands of unarmed Egyptian POWs during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin snapped, "I'm not going to discuss that.
That's ancient history." An odd and telling comment, indeed, since the Jews insist there is no statute of limitations that prevents the capture, trial, and execution of Germans accused of war crimes that occurred in the 1930s and 1940s, over six decades ago.
The Jews fervently believe their blood is divine, and that only the Jews comprise a Holy Nation. They view themselves as "God's Chosen," a special Master Race. Their Zionist leaders smugly view other peoples as vermin, as inferior and of little value.
Although I am not an expert in the interpretation of the Talmud, there are several glaring inaccuracies in Texe Marrs' story, "Carter Reveals Begin Viewed Jews As The Master Race."
1. Marrs states: "It is important to remember that, to the Jews, the Talmud is not an obsolete and crusty document. The rabbis teach that it is a living and breathing instructional document, a modern-day, indispensable holy book."
In fact, the Talmud is the source of authority for all the practices of present-day ORTHODOX Judaism (1). There are about 2 million Orthodox Jews worldwide (2), out of a total Jewish population of 13 million. As an aside, it should be noted that there are hundreds of thousands of Orthodox Jews who vehemently oppose Zionism (3).
2. Marrs claims that: "...Gentiles, according to the Talmud, may be killed practically without restriction."
This is not correct. As the late anti-Zionist writer Israel Shahak notes: "the basic talmudic principle is that [the Gentiles'] lives must not be saved, although it is also forbidden to murder them outright." (4)
3. Marrs relates a story about a child rape & murder ring: "It was discovered that [the gangsters] had been kidnapping Gentile (non-Jewish) children between the ages of two and five from orphanages, raping them, and then murdering the children... Over 1,700 customers had paid as much as $20,000 per film to view little children being raped and murdered."
He then goes on to speculate that, "One cannot help but wonder: Was it Judaism's most holy book, the Talmud, that put it in the hearts of those monsters to commit such brutish and evil crimes against children? After all, their Talmud says that if a grown man rapes a young girl under three years of age, ëit is nothing'."
Again, the Talmud is not the most holy book of "Judaism," but rather the source of authority for ORTHODOX Jews, which comprise just 15% of Jews.
Marrs does not give an URL for his referenced stories; however I was able to find one from the Observer-UK (5). The Observer story reports that the men involved were Russian. Although many Russian gangsters are Jewish, this article does not say that these men were Jewish. (And again, Marrs has not supplied URL's for his own references... perhaps doing so could clarify this matter. One certainly hopes that he did his due diligence when researching and sought out the original stories he quotes from!)
According to the Observer story, the children involved were boys aged between nine and 15, not 'children' (which implies both male & female) aged two to five. Since there were no girls involved in this despicable crime, the quotation from the Talmud is not relevant to this story. (I have no idea if the Talmud permits the sodomy of Gentile children.) Additionally, the cost of the films ranged up to 4,000 pounds sterling ($6,800) not $20,000.
In closing, I would like to say that if one is going to draw people's attention to the racist views that SOME Jews hold, it is far better to fact-check diligently and include sources... otherwise it can come off sounding rather hysterical and (dare I say it?) anti-Semitic.
(1) "Jewish History, Jewish Religion" by Israel Shahak, p. 39
(3) http://www.netureikartauk.org/ http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/
(4) "Jewish History, Jewish Religion" by Israel Shahak, p. 80
----- Original Message -----From: M.A.ThomasSent: 9/28/2005 1:06:42 AMSubject: Re: MUST READ - The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes PreventionAct of 2005This is a good thing now the people will wake up. Sorry for the truth but something must wake them up and now if they would ban all sports from being seen on TV we could have a real ass kicking America. I made sure I sent to to all my bible thumping friends. I have a lot. Note I do believe in Christ and God. Just a small fact they are not going to fix this crap we are in in this country. We must do that for our self's.
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From: Jack, firstname.lastname@example.org, Officer Jack McLamb, Retired Police Officer
To: Jack, email@example.com,
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:32 AM
Subject: Officer Jack on Hate Crimes Legistation
Please read and understand that the Congress of the United States is about to end free speech for Christians and others who wish to challenge those who wish to ban preachers who want to preach the entire Bible and anyone else who wishes to speak out about the present setting up of the anti-Christ national and world system.
Here at our two police and military associations I have just received a message that one of the "unelected" International Court of Justice Judges states that the Bible must be banned because it's racist. Under the Hate Crimes Laws, just like presently in 10 nations, people are being tried and convicted for such "crimes" of speaking some word which offends those whom the governments have set up as a "special protected class".... and going to prison for preaching what God said in the Holy Bible.
Please take action by calling, Faxing, e-mailing, your elected Reps right away and telling them not to vote for confirming this new Hate Crimes law. And then, pass this letter on to as many Americans who believe in the right to free speech ASAP.
Thank you and God bless, Officer Jack McLamb, Ret.
ADL's New 'Hate Bill'
The Death Knell
For Talk Radio
By Rev. Ted Pike
The Anti-Defamation League's new, tougher hate bill, "The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005," HR 2662, if passed, will very soon end FREE SPEECH and FREE SPEECH TALK RADIO. The ADL, through similar legislation, has already ended free speech in Canada. It wants to do the same in America.
Here's a summary of how this bill would make law.
HR 2662 intends to enforce nation-wide the working ADL/federal definition that 'hate' equals bias against federally-protected groups. Particularly against:
Homosexuals. Any specific public criticism of homosexuals will eventually be considered a hate crime, just as it already has been for eleven Christians under the ADL's Pennsylvania hate crime law on Oct. 10, 2004.
Transvestites. Female impersonators, and persons with confused or altered gender, will gain special federal protection against bias-motivated threat. This includes transvestites who are threatened for sexist reasons by males who perceive them as really being women. Such men will be prosecuted as 'hate criminals' against women, even though the 'woman' they were biased against was actually a man!
Women. Any woman who claims, "The last time I had sex with him, he used a sexist word against me. He raped me!" can press charges for a 'hate crime' of rape. Punishment will be triple the usual penalty - about 30 years in prison.
Jews. B'nai B'rith, a Jewish religious organization, invented 'hate laws' to make public criticism of homosexuality a 'hate crime.' Yet this is only a step toward B'nai B'rith's REAL objective: making public criticism of Jews, matters Jewish, and the State of Israel, a hate crime.
HR 2662 intends to give the same special federal protection to Jews as to homosexuals, providing a green light for corrupt Jewish leaders to intensify their domination of the media, Congress, and the Mideast. Hate laws will eventually empower Jewish leadership to imprison those who criticize them, be they Jews or Gentiles.
HR 2662 will invite pedophiles, witches, warlocks, Satanists and even 'sinners' to acquire special federal protection from anyone who criticizes them, including pastors. Witches and warlocks in England are, today, lobbying hard for inclusion under Britain,s ADL hate law.
If passed, HR 2662 will provide immediate special FBI, Justice Department and local police assistance to protected groups that claim to have been offended. On the slightest evidence of bias, the police will descend [as the world saw happen last October in Philadelphia] upon Christians, pastors, talk show hosts and radio station managers, indicting them with trumped-up 'hate crime.' charges and exorbitant penalties.
FEDERAL TAKEOVER OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
A huge barrier to establishment of a federal hate bureaucracy has been the sovereign right of states to enforce the law as they see fit. Heretofore, the federal government has had to prove that such abuses as jury tampering, voter fraud, and slavery existed in states before it could meddle in state law enforcement. HR 2662 would legitimize as law several devious strategies to break down all barriers to federal intrusion.
HR 2662 asserts that if a violent bias crime within a state in any way affects interstate commerce, the federal government has the right to invade state law enforcement. This means that, if a homosexual has been called a 'faggot' and been threatened to have his butt kicked by a gas station attendant, and as a result does not patronize that gas station, whose products have come from across the state line, the federal government can intervene. Or if the homosexual buys a Greyhound ticket (vehicle of interstate commerce) to re-settle in San Francisco as a result of such threatened 'violence,' the federal government has a green light to take over state hate crime law enforcement in that state. Sec. 7(2)(B), Sec. 2(5-8).
HR 2662 asserts that bias-motivated violence in states is a 'relic' of slavery. This bill contends that the presence of bias-motivated violent crime within a state is proof that slavery still exists in that state. This provides the same justification for intervention that the federal government had in putting down slavery during the Civil War! Sec. 2(10,11).
Under HR 2662, the government can take over local law enforcement if
1. states do not have hate laws; Sec. B (b)(2A)
2. states are not enforcing state and federal hate laws as zealously as the federal government wishes; Sec.B (b)(2A)
3. states do not produce the kind of verdicts in hate crimes trials that the federal government wants. Sec. B (b)(2D)
VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION
HR 2662 is in flat violation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits government from favoring any particular group.
HR 2662 will give ADL complete control of the federal anti-hate agenda. Very quickly, via enabling legislation and judicial precedent, any pretext of respect for the rights of Christians or dissenters will dissolve. This has already happened under the ADL anti-hate law in Canada, England, Ireland, Sweden, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and under Pennsylvania's ADL hate law in Philadelphia on Oct. 10th.
All criticism of protected groups via politically incorrect terms, such as 'homosexual' or
'sodomite,' will become hate crime, just as it is under the British ADL hate law.
A huge number of legal precedents will continuously widen hate law jurisdiction.
Courts will quickly become clogged with federal indictments.
Staggering backlogs of unresolved cases, will make the federal hate law, like Roe vs. Wade, virtually impossible to repeal.
FCC restrictions will soon descend on talk show hosts with lists of unapproved topics. Talk show hosts will be fined or imprisoned and stations will lose their broadcast licenses, just as in Canada today, if they violate those restrictions.
TALK RADIO - ON THE ENDANGERED LIST
Talk show hosts - Do you get the picture? If HR 2662 passes, your occupation as a free speech talk show host will go the way of Diplodocus.
You have two main options. First, wait and see what happens, fearful of offending a huge religious organization, B'nai B'rith, and their sycophantic yea-sayers, the Israel-first evangelicals. If you opt for this, you might as well start taking night classes to prepare for another line of work.
Or, you can invite me on your show for a very spirited and persuasive program, thoroughly convincing your audience to help save your occupation by protesting now to Congress.
In Canada on Aug. 28th, 'CHOI FM,' Quebec City's most popular talk show station was dissolved by the Canadian government. Its 33 employees were put out of work. Its offence? One of the talk show hosts criticized African dictators who had their children educated in Canadian universities. This was considered a 'hate crime' against blacks.
If HR 2662 is passed, exactly the same will soon happen to you and your station if you stray to the slightest degree from the new 'politically correct' FCC guidelines.
May I hear from you soon? My number is (503) 631-3808.
The ADL is lobbying hard for passage of HR 2662 - legislation that will not only end free speech, but free speech talk radio. ADL still has tremendous power in Congress. All it might take is one outrageous hate crime, such as a homosexual being dragged to death behind a pickup, to ignite ADL-assisted national outrage, stampeding Congress into quickly passing HR 2662.
We must lay a foundation of education that will help resist storms of 'anti-hate' hysteria in the years ahead. The best way to do that is to read the articles against hate laws at www.truthtellers.org and purchase online Rev. Ted Pike's gripping video documentary, 'Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians' for $24.90.
Show this video everywhere you can, especially in your church.
This video is free to talk show hosts who request it.
TO PROTEST HR 2662, CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Rev. Ted Pike, an authority on hate crimes legislation, will help your audience fully understand the threat and vagaries of hate crimes laws. He is available for interview at (503) 631-3808.
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Frist urged to halt ‘special protections’ for homosexuals
Sep 21, 2005
By Tom Strode
WASHINGTON (BP)--Southern Baptist public policy chief Richard Land and other pro-family leaders are calling on Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to block passage of legislation that would expand rights for homosexuals.
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson and American Family Association founder Donald Wildmon joined Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and 40 national and state leaders in a Sept. 20 letter telling Frist they ‘are looking to [him] to assure’ that a measure expanding hate crimes prevention to cover homosexuals and ‘transgendered’ individuals fails to become law.
The focus is on Frist, a Republican from Tennessee, and the Senate because the House of Representatives approved the legislation in a somewhat surprising action Sept. 14. The House passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R. 2662, in a 223-199 vote. Thirty Republicans joined 192 Democrats and an independent to pass the measure.
The House approved the hate crimes legislation as an amendment to the Children’s Safety Act, H.R. 3132, which would stiffen penalties for and supervision of sex offenders. Passage of the sex offender bill came in a 371-52 vote, with only 29 Republicans and 23 Democrats opposing it, even though it included the hate crimes measure.
While Land and his fellow signers said they strongly support the Children’s Safety Act, they ‘will adamantly oppose’ the inclusion of the hate crimes language. That measure ‘was created as, and continues to be, an attempt by some to advance the cause of homosexuality.’
The hate crimes language would extend protection to include ‘gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.’ The hate crimes law currently covers the classifications of race, color, religion and national origin.
‘Sexual orientation’ includes homosexuality. ‘Gender identity’ is a ‘person’s innate sense of gender,’ which may be different than his sex, according to the website of the Human Rights Campaign, which describes itself as the country’s largest ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender’ political organization. Transgender is an umbrella term for ‘people who live all or substantial portions of their lives expressing an innate sense of gender other than their birth sex,’ according to HRC. The transgender category includes transsexuals and cross-dressers.
The hate crimes measure would violate the ‘principles of liberty and quality,’ grant special protections ‘to a particular group of people based on their lifestyle’ and ‘could ultimately lead to the silencing of the church,’ the pro-family leaders told Frist in the letter from the ERLC.
So far, the government has granted civil rights protections ‘based on certain immutable characteristics shared by humanity generally,’ they said. While some may contend homosexuality should receive ‘special protections’ in the way religious belief does, a ‘sharp distinction may be drawn’ between the two, Land and the others said.
‘Religious belief is inherent to all mankind,’ they said in the letter. ‘Despite the vast differences in belief systems, from belief in God to disbelief, every human attempts to define themselves and the world around them, adopting a religious view, ranging from Christianity to atheism. In contrast, only a small percentage of the population identifies themselves as homosexual. Homosexuality is not part of the universal human condition and should not be afforded the same protections as immutable qualities common to all mankind.’
When the government establishes ‘more and more special rights,’ it places limitations not only ‘upon actions, but speech and thought as well,’ the pro-family leaders told Frist. ‘This trend will prepare the way for the outright ban of criticism of a lifestyle believed by millions of people of religious conviction to be contrary to the laws of God and nature. Thus, granting special rights and protections to homosexuals is inevitably a step toward removing rights from those who oppose homosexuality.’
Land and the others pointed to Canada and Sweden as examples of countries where speaking against homosexuality is already a crime.
In addition to Land, Dobson and Wildmon, other signers included Gary Bauer, president of American Values; Paul Weyrich, national chairman of Coalitions for America; Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel; Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters; Gary Cass, executive director of Center for Reclaiming America; Rick Scarborough, president of Vision America; Rod Parsley, Ohio pastor and president of the Center for Moral Clarity; Janet Folger, president of Faith2Action; and Ken Hutcherson, Washington pastor and organizer of Mayday for Marriage.
The Human Rights Campaign praised the House’s passage of the hate crimes legislation. HRC President Joe Solmonese said in a written statement the House provided a ‘powerful law enforcement tool.’ HRC said it ‘strongly prefers’ the House-approved language in contrast to the Senate version, because it ‘is more explicit in its coverage of the transgender community.’
There appears to be a majority in the Senate prepared to approve an expansion of the hate crimes law to include ‘sexual orientation.’ The Senate version has 44 cosponsors. Last year, the Senate passed a similar expansion of hate crimes legislation as an amendment to a bill, but the House did not include the measure in its version of the bill. House appointees to the conference committee succeeded in removing the hate crimes measure from the final bill.
The House-approved measure authorizes the United States attorney general to provide assistance to state and local officials in the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.
Sen. Frist's office may be reached by calling (202) 224-3344 or by e-mailing through his website, http://frist.senate.gov
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