HOW THE BIBLE BECAME ‘HATE SPEECH’ IN CALIFORNIA
By Rev. Ted Pike
Since governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law S.B. 777, outlawing Biblical criticism of homosexuality in CA public schools (See, California ‘Mom,’ ‘Dad’ ban garners international scorn), California’s Christians have faced a dilemma: withdraw their children to private Christain schools or watch them progressively corrupted by an educational system that demonizes their religious bias against sodomy.
This ban on the Bible is not a recent capricious edict from Sacramento liberals or the Republican “Terminator” Governor Schwarzenegger. It’s the result of massive social engineering throughout the past half century but begun in earnest in 1985 by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. ADL is architect of “anti-bias” educational programs worldwide. Here’s how this Jewish activist group helped make it criminal to criticize sodomy in California–and intends to do so everywhere.
America was founded on tolerance–as a place where people of widely diverse races, religions, and creeds could follow their convictions free from persecution. But America’s founders hardly believed that vice should be tolerated or that it’s wrong to be prejudiced against it! Early American social ethics (as taught in homes, schools and churches) said the opposite: Families, social groups and even government should encourage “bias” against all forms of vice. These include robbery, graft, prostitution, etc. and that vice so unnatural that for thousands of years it was virtually unmentionable–sodomy.
Yet, in the early 1980s, Jewish-dominated media determined to create as much damage as possible from the sixties’ sexual revolution (which they promoted). I vividly remember how, more than ever before, they encouraged not just the drug culture, abortion and fornication but especially “gay rights.” In fact, sodomy is being pushed down the throats of Christian America until it will soon become criminal not to be a homosexual but a Christian! (See, Judaism and Homosexuality: A Marriage Made in Hell and Jews Confirm Big Media Is Jewish)
In league with the Jewish media, ADL’s social re-engineering of America and the world has been largely accomplished through its massive “World of Difference” educational program. In 1985, ADL began an educational thrust that encompassed all levels of public education, government, corporations, and social organizations. ADL relentlessly taught millions that we are entitled to no bias against race, religion, or “sexual orientation.” All bias, ADL teaches, is very bad. No one is entitled to claim that he, his religion, or sexual orientation is right and others wrong. “When we convince ourselves that our way is the “right way,” we are more likely to strike out at those who are different. In fact, intolerance of differences is at the roots of most violence.” (http://www.adl.org/guide/default.asp)
ADL teaches that, for practical purposes, bias and “hate” are the same. Biblical bias expressed against homosexuality constitutes “harassment” and “verbal violence,” the precursor of hate-motivated violence (hate crimes).
First Step: Make Bias Socially Taboo
Wanting to eventually criminalize bias against homosexuality, ADL first had to make it a violation of social norms. Since 1985, “more than 375,000 elementary and secondary school teachers, responsible for nearly 12 million students,” have participated in ADL’s “World of Difference” program. These included anti-bias programs beginning as early as age 3-5. Lesson formats such as “I Belong to Many Groups” foster global–not religious or national–loyalties in young people.
ADL sensitivity training programs in corporate America taught business owners to defer to homosexuals as almost a protected species in regard to hiring or firing. After decades of conditioning, American business has been prepared for ADL’s workplace bias crime laws on the federal and state level. (This includes ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, now before Congress.)
ADL also teaches law enforcement at all levels how to recognize and report bias crimes. It conditioned US Justice Department officials, FBI, and all police departments to believe that verbal “intimidation” of homosexuals is virtually a hate crime and that “gay bashing” may well be traceable to evangelical pulpits.
The Fruits of ADL’s Labors
In the 1980s, ADL led countless young people away from Christians’ “homophobic” bias against homosexuality. They are now the teachers, police officers, jurists, and administrators who guide America’s public policy. As exists in Canada and now in California, this policy increasingly empowers legislative provision for stiff protection of homosexuals as beleaguered victims of Christian intolerance.
For 23 years, ADL has cultivated, watered and fertilized the moral and cultural soil of America toward acceptance of homosexuality. This contradicts moral standards that prevailed for at least the last 5,000 years.
So it was no surprise when the first openly lesbian member of California’s state assembly, Sheila Koehl, submitted a bill banning criticism of homosexuality in the public school systems. Gov. Schwarzenegger then enshrined on the legislative level a program of moral transformation begun more than 20 years earlier by ADL.
Yet ADL remains unexposed, unidentified, and uncriticized by Christian evangelicals and their leaders. Why the silence? ADL is 100% Jewish. The majority of evangelicals believe that God will “curse” the nation or person who criticizes Jews. (Gen. 12:3) Their leaders, who are becoming more aware of ADL origins of hate laws and organized anti-Christianity, fear they will be cursed by a mass exodus of support if they criticize God’s chosen people.
Yet, if the church remains silent concerning those who invented and foment “anti-bias” laws, there is little to ultimately restrain passage of a virtual epidemic of hate laws identical to S.B. 777. Like poisonous mushrooms sprouting in profusion after extended rain, such laws will crop up in state and federal capitals and dominate the moral and political landscape, not only in America but throughout the world.