A coalition of religious organizations is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission for an investigation into "hate speech in the media" and how telecommunications might play a role in "hate crimes." The move comes just one week after President Obama signed a new "hate crimes" law providing special protections to people who live homosexual and other "alternative" sexual lifestyles.
It is inevitable that “hate crimes” would be associated with “hate speech” but amazing that the bridge would be made this fast. Those promoting evil have to move fast because they know God will close their window of opportunity. These actions are sure to snowball into a full-fledged assault on the constitutional freedom of speech by our government. We have already seen the rhetoric from the White House attacking Fox News and talk radio. It is just a matter of time before they take actions to silence these voices of opposition.
It is amazing that we could find ourselves on this path in this country because silencing voices of opposition in the media is what totalitarian dictators do. But as the spirit of Antichrist grows stronger in the world, losing our freedom of speech is inevitable.
The very concept of freedom finds its roots in the Bible: “you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32, NKJ). Having freedom is necessary for us to have happy and fulfilled lives. God created people to have a free will so we are called to make choices between good or evil. But God’s enemies seek to remove the truth so that we will have no choice but to join them in their evil agenda.
The pace of prophetic developments really do take your breath away when you pause to consider them. But God said this would be the case; “the end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined” (Daniel 9:26, NKJ). It is good to remember that there will be an “end of it.”