Who is behind the attack on
Christianity? hmmmm... It must be those evil
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Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:33 PM
Subject: ALERT- "Hate Laws: Rope around our Throats" -Harmony Grant
HATE LAWS: ROPE AROUND OUR THROATS
As we wait to see
if the noose of hate crime laws will lynch American freedoms, other nations
already suffer the chokehold. President Obama backs HR 262 and 256, two ominous
“anti-hate” bills (See video
Bill Lies: Exposed! and article ADL's New
'Trojan Horse' Hate Bill at www.truthtellers.org) that will
strangle US free speech rights, especially for Christians, conservatives, and
anyone who criticizes a federally protected group.
Canadians, Brits, and
too many others are already gripped by these laws. They squeeze the jugular of
the public square, gagging anyone who expresses certain politically forbidden
beliefs. Much of Europe now looks more like a Mideast dictatorship than a free
Unless we can stop it, the federal hate law will break
America’s neck the same way.
Consider the insanity.
a senior diplomat—who served in the Mideast “and is considered an expert on the
arrested for yelling at the TV while riding an exercise bike at the gym. He
was watching a news report about Israel pounding the people of Gaza in their
military assault. I guess the incredible injustice hit him a little too hard.
I’ve had the same reaction while watching news at the gym; anger makes really
Apparently, gym staff and members heard him shout "f***ing
Israelis, f***ing Jews," and also that Israeli soldiers should be "wiped off the
face of the earth." He was probably viewing infants and mothers whose homes were
decimated, maybe bloodied men carried from exploding walls during the 22-day
siege that destroyed the homes of 30,000 Palestinians and killed more than
1,330. Yeah, that could provoke a reaction.
The diplomat was later
arrested and now faces up to seven years in prison, a fine, or both!
What kind of country arrests someone for an explosion of righteous
anger, however crudely expressed? What kind of country arrests someone for their
words? I’ll tell you: a country bound
and gagged by Jewish-inspired “anti-hate” laws. Of course, these laws don’t
apply to all hate. Do you think the
diplomat would be in trouble if he yelled at a report about “homophobic”
Christians or yelled “f***ing Klansmen” at a news spot on skinheads? Hardly. No,
he’s in trouble because he blurted his honest response to Jewish evil—his state’s sacred cow.
few other protected groups are also off limits, including Muslims and
homosexuals. Whether criticism comes in a film or newspaper column or is shouted
out with expletives doesn’t really matter. You can expect a knock at the door
and an arrest warrant if you speak out.
Just ask Geert Wilders, a Dutch
politician being prosecuted for his critique of Islam. In 2008 Wilders
released a 10-minute, self-produced film, “Fitna.” Most of the film is made of
quotes from the Koran and scenes of an Imam calling for Jews’ deaths. Now
Wilders is being prosecuted for hate speech, six months after the court declared
his speech valid. It changed its mind and he again faces possible prison time.
Already his freedom is curtailed: Wilders needs constant police protection
because of all the death threats he gets and can no longer travel abroad unless
the destination government promises in writing not to extradite him for trial.
An insightful Haverford College student columnist points out that “the
Amsterdam court claimed that [Wilders] was liable for prosecution because the
offense generated by his 'one-sided generalizations' outweighed his right to
“'One-sided generalizations' is a phrase more commonly
found on professors’ comments on student essays than in criminal proceedings and
would certainly justify a grade reduction. That it could also justify arrest and
prosecution is laughable. That a modern, democratic nation can use 'hate speech'
and 'human rights' legislation as a weapon of repression is frightening.
(Another charge against Mr. Wilders was 'insulting Muslim worshippers.')”
This defense of democratic freedoms shouldn’t be hidden in the column of
a college sophomore. Americans of all political stripes and in all positions
should be jamming our lawmakers’ phones to protest that an “anti-hate”
(anti-free speech) bill even made it into
our legislative halls. We should shout from every column, podcast, and
blog that these laws are turning Western nations into Soviet-style police states
where citizens face jail time if they speak their minds!
But that isn’t
happening. The alarms aren’t sounding. Even now, nearly five weeks after the
federal hate crimes bills were introduced into the new Democrat-controlled
Congress, the most influential Christian/conservative "watchdog" group in
America, Focus on the Family, has published no alert. And so the noose inches
closer to the jugular of our republic.
Canadians also, like the British
and Dutch, squirm in the torturous grip of their own federal hate laws, with conservatives
trying to repeal its harshest points. Canadians have been threatened by
police just for seeking to distribute Christian fliers; they have been arraigned
for newspaper columns; they have been fined for republishing Bible verses!
Conservatives who want to take back freedom have already had their legs kicked
out from under them.
If Americans want to avoid the same death of
freedom, we should protest before the
rope is knotted, before the “anti-hate”
bills pass. If we don’t, any citizen—especially conservatives, especially
Christians—can expect arrest for forbidden words uploaded to YouTube, religious
concern expressed in a Letter to the Editor… or banned emotions we blurt at the
Harmony Grant writes and edits for National Prayer Network, a
Christian/conservative watchdog group.
PRAYER NETWORK, P.O. Box 828, Clackamas, OR 97015
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