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Hate Laws: Brainchild Of ADL

by Ted Pike

Forty years ago, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith lobbied Parliament to pass Canada's anti-hate law. Similarly, the ADL is the architect of the present "anti-hate" bill before Congress. Beginning with its national "Model Anti-Hate Law Competition" in 1988, the ADL has pioneered anti-hate legislation in the United States at both state and federal levels.

In 1988, the ADL, in testimony to Congress, made it clear that, as a veteran "civil liberties organization," it would like to assume the role of defining for the nation what constitutes "hate" and "hate crime."

Attorney General Janet Reno responded by praising the ADL's role in creating model anti-hate legislation. She brought the U S Department of Justice into close cooperation with the ADL and ordered Director William Sessions and all FBI field offices to establish links with the ADL. She also authorized the ADL to instruct every U S police department in how to define "hate" and recognize "hate crimes." Thus, in every hamlet in America, police are taught by the ADL, through instructional manuals, seminars and videos, how to define and recognize a "hate motivated incident."

What is the ADL's definition of "hate crime"?

The ADL never uses a logical definition of a bias/hate crime. Logical definitions are:

Bias motivating a crime is a bias crime.

Hate motivating a crime is a hate crime.

Instead, the ADL always makes "bias" equal with "hate." It says:

Bias motivating a crime is a hate crime.

Of course, bias is not hate. In fact, many biases are good. For example, a bias against rattlesnakes may be a life saver. Yet, by making bias and hate the same, the ADL reaches its real objective: not eliminating hate, but making those who are biased against homosexuals (Christians) into haters - violators of anti-hate laws.

The ADL repeatedly asserts that bias against homosexuals is not only a psychological disorder, "homophobia," but can lead to a verbal or physical "hate crime" against gays. The truth is, of course, that most evangelical Christians do not hate homosexuals - only their sinful ways.

In its training manual for police officers, the ADL suggests that if the perpetrators of a "gay bashing" cannot be found, police ought to ask the question:" "Is there in the community any group which is biased against homosexuals?" The answer is, of course, "Yes." Evangelical Christians are conspicuously biased against homosexuality, citing the biblical descriptions of sodomy as an "abomination" (Lev. 20:13) with the penalty of death to those who practice it. Are Christians potential "gay bashers"? The ADL thinks so.

The danger emerging from the hate bill presently before Congress is clear: persecution of Christianity.

This brings us to a remarkable observation: The ADL has always insisted on rigid "separation of church and state," vehemently opposing Christian symbols in public places or any government encouragement of Christianity. Yet, for the past fifteen years, the U S government has given "carte blanche" to a religiously affiliated organization, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith," not only to speak for the American government but to teach the justice department, the FBI, and all police departments nationwide concerning what is "hate" and who is "hateful."

B'nai B'rith is a Jewish religious, educational, fraternal organization with 500,000 male and 2,300 female members promoting Jewish religious and cultural values through its 2,300 lodges worldwide. The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, founded by B'nai B'rith in 1913 to combat anti-Semitism, proudly remains a part of this faith-based organization.

If a similar "civil liberties" arm of a large Christian denomination, such as the "Methodist Federation for Social Action," were given such privileges, there would be a holy howl from church-state separatists!

Not so, when the government teams up with B'nai B'rith.

 
 

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