THE CAPITOL HILL PRAYER ALERT
July 30th, 1999
Clinton Preps For Hate Law Push
"Let everyone who is Godly pray to you while you may be found" (Psalm 32:6)
Senate Passed Pro-Gay Bill by "Coward's" Vote
In what activists called a "milestone" on the road to "full inclusion of gay and lesbian Americans in the civic life of our nation," eleven homosexual and
lesbian public officeholders held a closed door meeting with President Clinton this week to plan strategy to pass pro-homosexual "Hate Crimes" legislation. Another unpublicized White House "summit" with "gay and lesbian"
activist leaders last week preceded Senate passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 1999.
- The Senate passed the hate crimes provision by a "voice vote," meaning our senator's votes were not recorded or published for their constituents to see
and thereby to be able to hold them accountable. The bill was passed as a part of the larger appropriations bill to fund the Departments of Justice, Commerce and State. President Clinton has threatened to veto the bill because of other elements he dislikes.
- A similar bill in the House (HR 1082) boasts 181 cosponsors. The House is not expected to follow the Senate by attaching the measure to their version
of the appropriations bill. A "conference committee," will reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill, and the conferees will take up this matter.
- The Senate move represents an advance for the homosexual agenda. A similar 1997 Senate bill introduced by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) failed even to reach
the floor during the 105th Congress. In 1997 President Clinton hosted a White House Conference on Hate Crimes to give the effort a boost. Kennedy gained 5 cosponsors between 1997 and last week, for a total of 38. HR 1082 has gained a dozen new cosponsors since the last Congress, for a total of 181.
- Homosexual activists, with serious efforts in all 50 states are making progress for their agenda in nearly every state. Activists are competing to see who can make inroads in their territory first. Cities and counties are competing to determine who can beat Congress in passing their own hate crimes laws (e.g., the St. Louis, MO County Council recently passed a similar local measure).
- The new Hate Crimes Law, if passed, will get the Feds involved in all violent crimes where prejudice against homosexuals is suspected. They can intervene in states where they believe hate crimes against homosexuals are not being given high priority.
- Officials who counseled Clinton this week also visited Congress to push their agenda. At the top, hand in hand with the hate crimes bill, is the Employment Nondiscrimination ACT (ENDA, S 1276, and HR 2355). We have predicted that if passed, ENDA will immediately evoke thousands of lawsuits by homosexuals and lesbians against present and former employers. Two weeks ago, a San Francisco law firm filed a $5 million suit against family friendly Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., alleging discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination of a "gay" employee. The suit seeks compensation for "emotional distress, lost wages, statutory penalties, attorney's fees and punitive damages." If the Hate Crimes Bill and ENDA pass, the Homosexual agenda will
be nearly complete. Homosexual marriage will be the final quest in the drive to bury the United States in homosexual immorality and confusion.
Please Join in Agreeing Prayer:
- Heavenly Father, DELIVER us from this CONFUSION. Do not allow what you call an "abomination" to be made a specially protected behavior through these current measures. Altogether STOP the Hate Crimes BillÍ and ENDA! (Lev 18:26-30; Dt 32:15-22; 1 Kg 14:22-24; Rom 1:25-32; Mt 6:13)
- Give the Conference Committee members determination & courage to kill the
Senate-passed hate measure. Expose those who voted for it. AMEN! (Ps 10:11-14; Pr 26:23-26; Is 59:14-16; Eph 5:11-14).
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