Ted Pike serves as national director of the National Prayer Network (NPN), a group that he runs out of a P.O. Box in Oregon. He describes the NPN as a Christian/conservative watchdog organization of mere “truthtellers.” However, anti-Semitism has been the core of the group’s ideology since Pike’s father, Claude Pike, founded it in 1979. Claude Pike heavily influenced his son, who carries on his father’s legacy of anti-Semitism, as he leads the group today. (The elder Pike passed away in 2004.)
Pike believes that Jews are engaged in a conspiracy for world-wide domination, specifically control of the American government, media, and financial institutions. He contends that “evil Jewish leadership” is behind the conspiracy to quash freedom of speech by supporting anti-hate legislation. To that end, he focuses the vast majority of his invective on the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and B’nai B’rith International (which he typically describes as one organization rather than two separate ones) as “100 percent Jewish” and allegedly spearheading “a worldwide Zionist program” to persecute Christians through anti-hate legislation. Pike has made combating anti-hate legislation the National Prayer Network’s highest priority. Links to articles, radio shows, and videos that details Pike’s opposition to hate crimes legislation dominate the NPN’s Website.
Though Pike’s accusations of Jewish control adopt many traditional anti-Semitic canards, he summarizes these views best in an August 2005, article in which he discusses what he describes as “the anti-Christian, anti-Gentile contents of the Talmud and Kabbalah, Jewish origins of bolshevism, Jewish dominance of Hollywood and the media, Jewish control of Congress through AIPAC, (and) Zionist atrocities and abrasiveness in the Middle East.”