Rev. Ted Pike
National Prayer Network
Tuesday, Oct 27th, 2009
Homosexual online newspaper The Washington Blade is spreading the rumor that the President has communicated that he will sign the defense/hate crimes bill. The Blade says, “President Obama intends to sign into law Wednesday a long-sought hate crimes protection measure as part of a major defense bill, according to an administration source.” (”Obama to sign hate crimes bill Wednesday” in The Washington Blade)
Who is this unnamed source? This afternoon I called the office of those with the highest stake in passing the defense authorization bill—the Senate Armed Services Committee (Democrat). I wanted to see if they heard any leaks from the White House about the President’s intentions. Their spokesperson said, “We have received no indication which way the President will decide.”
Yes, Obama has said—as recently as the Human Rights Campaign banquet several weeks ago—that he will sign a federal hate crimes bill. But he has repeatedly made clear he will not sign the defense authorization bill (to which the hate bill is attached) if it’s loaded with $100 billion of military “pork” for thousands of F-35 jet engines. Defying him two weeks ago, Congress added the extra engines. There is thus a viable chance Obama will keep his word, teaching the upstart Democrat Congress who sets the legislative agenda.