Free speech is under attack and advocates say even the Bible could be targeted

The Biden administration has been trying to dismantle our constitution since inauguration day.

And now it seems that the House of Representatives is giving President Biden just what he wants.

Now Free Speech advocates are sounding the alarm and warning even the Bible could be targeted.

House attempts to grant legal authority to the IRHA to determine what “antisemitism” means

Anti-Israel protests on college campuses have been slowly coming to a boil over the past several months. 

Protesters are taking over quads across America, blocking entrance into school buildings, and chanting threatening messages about Jewish students.

Now it appears Congress is taking action. 

The House passed H.R. 6090 on May 1, which promises a crackdown on hate speech on college campuses. 

If passed into law this bill would allow for sanctions by the federal government against universities for anti-Semitism on their campuses. 

But it doesn’t stop there.

H.R. 6090 would also apply to any private businesses or individuals that are found to be promoting anti-Semitism. 

The bill will operate under the guidelines of the formal definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). 

Free speech advocates are outraged by the move.

Bill to criminalize speech criticizing Israeli government decisions

The IHRA describes itself as “the only intergovernmental organization with a mandate focused on addressing the contemporary challenges related to the Holocaust.” 

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, the intergovernmental group has influence in 35 member countries. 

That’s right, a non-governmental entity with a global reach will define anti-Semitism, according to H.R. 6090.

Conservative podcaster, Matt Walsh, slammed the bill calling it “crazy” to delegate authority to the IHRA. 

“The legislation itself never says what the definition is. All it says is that the definition is whatever this other group says it is,” he said on X.

 

Then Walsh explained that the law goes beyond negative sentiment against Jewish people. 

“But the IHRA also says a very wide swath of criticism directed at the Israeli government are antisemitic too,” he continued. 

 

The outrage against the bill wasn’t limited to media pundits. 

Several lawmakers in the House rejected the bill and they’re making it clear they won’t stand for it.

Gaetz and Greene warn bill will target Christians in America

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz announced ahead of the vote that he would vote “AGAINST” it. 

“Antisemitism is wrong, but this legislation is written without regard for the Constitution, common sense, or even the common understanding of the meaning of words,” he said.

 

Gaetz went on to explain that the bill could easily be interpreted to outlaw preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

“The bill says the definition of antisemitism includes ‘contemporary examples of antisemitism’. . .one of those examples includes ‘claims of Jews killing Jesus,” he said.

Georgie Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene issued a similar statement. 

Greene warned that the bill could “convict Christians of antisemitism for believing the Gospel that says Jesus was handed over to Herod to be crucified by the Jews.” 

 

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie stood in solidarity with his freedom-loving colleagues. 

But he steered clear of the religious implications. 

“This is a poorly conceived unconstitutional bill and I will vote no,” he stated ahead of the vote.

 

This bill will send shockwaves across the country and will likely instigate even more protests on college campuses.

Stay tuned to Pants on Fire news for any updates to this ongoing story.