Pedophile Protection Act Stalls in Senate

This is truly wonderous all of these boxes of letters from concerned citizens across the nation. Note the letter composed by a common citizen, it is respectful as the word of God declares that we sould be to those who have the rule over us. It does not curse or threaten the Senator as Christ Commanded that we not do. It simply makes our request known. How different this is than what has been done in the past by Christian lobbying groups, and evangelical organizations.

Activists mystified as to why approval is taking so long

Could more than 560,000 letters sent to the U.S. Senate by WND readers to protest "The Pedophile Protection Act" have resulted in second thoughts among Democrats?

Sources working with senators opposing the legislation say the campaign has shaken up the dynamics of the debate.

"This bill was supposed to sail through the Senate, but it suddenly has become much more controversial as a result of all these letters," one source said.

By special arrangement through WND, for only $10.95 members of the public can send 100 individually addressed letters, one to each senator, by overnight mail. Each letter is individually "signed" by the sender. The letters ask for a written response and call for opposition to the bill, including by filibuster if necessary.

Even activists favoring approval of the bill are puzzled over why the Senate has taken so long dealing with the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, which easily passed the House last month by a vote of 249-175.

For several weeks, the Senate companion bill, S. 909, has been sitting in committee without action.

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told homosexual activists last week Senate leaders are still debating the best way to pass the bill.

"People have got to start lobbying," said Frank. "They should have been doing that already."

More than half a million letters have been dispatched by WND readers.

But one side in the debate already has been lobbying against a bill that was once deemed a foregone conclusion without any visible Republican opposition.

It's not too late to take advantage of the opportunity to overnight letters of opposition to the hate crimes bill to all 100 U.S. senators for only $10.95.

In an effort led by Janet Porter, a WND columnist and head of Faith2Action, some 560,000 individual letters have been delivered to members of the U.S. Senate protesting the bill.

As a result of the unique lobbying effort, last week the first opposition to the bill emerged, when Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., confirmed he will fight the "hate crimes" legislation and, if necessary, will launch a filibuster against the plan.

Opponents say the bill would designate homosexuals and others with an alternative sexual lifestyle choice for special protections under federal law. At the same time, many believe that by criminalizing thought, it would lead eventually to Christian ministers and others being prosecuted for their beliefs and statements, especially biblical condemnations of homosexuality.

Americans, meanwhile, are bombarding members of the Senate with their opposition to "The Pedophile Protection Act."

We are calling for members of the Senate, Republicans and Democrats alike, to stop S. 909. We've managed to slow its momentum, but we need your help to derail it.

I urge you to help us continue the barrage of overnight letters to the U.S. Senate. WND has devised a plan to FedEx copies of the following letter to every U.S. senator on your behalf for only $10.95:

 

The Honorable ___________
[Room #] [Name] Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator:

I am writing to urge you to do all in your power to oppose passage of S. 909, also known as "The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act."

Passage of this bill by the U.S. Senate would be reckless and irresponsible not only because of the "chilling effect" it would have on First Amendment-guaranteed rights to free speech, but also because it would provide, for the first time ever, special legal protections for pedophiles and other sexual offenders.

This bill would more appropriately be called "The Pedophile Protection Act."

The evidence for this extraordinary statement comes directly from debate in the House, when a simple amendment to exempt pedophiles from the protections offered by the bill were rejected.

I write to warn you that those who support it, or allow it to become the law of the land without a fight, will be held accountable at election time.

If there was ever a time for the Senate to stand and fight with a filibuster, that time is now. We are calling for members of the Senate, Republicans and Democrats alike, to stop S. 909.

Stop "The Pedophile Protection Act" dead in its tracks now.

Please respond to me in writing as to whether you intend to oppose this dangerous bill including by filibuster if necessary.

Sincerely,

Richard Schurz
Your address

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There's still time to defeat The Pedophile Protection Act. But you should act quickly to support DeMint's leadership.

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Janet (Folger) Porter
President, Faith2Action