Public Advocate Beats Kennedy Again
When push came to shove, Public Advocate pushed Senator Ted Kennedy harder today.
Liberal Democrats worried they would lose a vote in the House of Representatives stripped the so-called Hate Crimes legislation from the Defense Authorization bill. Senate Democrats and Liberal Republicans had passed the Thought Control bill 60-39 in September to attach the bill as amendment to the 2008 defense authorization bill. Nine Republicans broke ranks and sided with Democrats in support of the measure.
Public Advocate sent petitions, held demonstrations, and produced a video attacking the legislation (6MB WMV). And yesterday House Democratic Leadership pulled the Thought Control bill from consideration.
The Associated Press reported "Congress has dropped legislation that would have expanded laws against hate crimes to include attacks on gays after it became clear the measure wouldn't pass the House, (Democratic Leadership) aides said" .
Public Advocate President Eugene Delgaudio said "We thank our supporters and God for this victory over Ted Kennedy. Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not have done this if Kennedy could win today. We know conservatives and Christians have to stick together and this is just a temporary setback to the Gay Lobby which is already announcing their plans to come back with a push to pass the Thought Control Bill as a separate legislative action rather than a rider or amendment. Let's work harder and prepare our opposition also."