The Family Research Council sent out a mailing to their followers recently railing about the evils of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would add sexual orientation to the list of unlawful forms of discrimination in federal law. It was full of all the usual illogical claims, hypocrisy and hyperbole.
Like a B-grade 1950’s horror-movie, ENDA is coming back from the dead.
ENDA-the Employment Non-Discrimination Act-is dangerous. It feeds on freedom, primarily the freedom of religion and speech: not in theory, but on a practical, everyday level. It leaves few freedoms behind.
Yes, the bill has a fair-sounding name, but in fact, ENDA would give special rights to men and women who engage in homosexual behavior.
Only in a mind that has been marinated in Christian privilege could one claim that extending a right that they already have is giving “special rights.” Federal law has long prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of religion. You can’t be fired for being a Christian. But when gay people want that same protection, that’s a “special right.”
If you object to homosexuality, too bad.
You can’t fire a cross-dresser even if his behavior hurts your business.
You can’t decline to hire a homosexual for religious reasons.
You can’t openly share your Christian faith in the workplace as homosexuals find biblical morality offensive.
In fact, under ENDA biblical morality becomes illegal.
Absolute bullshit, of course. It’s true that, if ENDA is passed, you can’t refuse to hire a homosexual for religious reasons, just like you can’t refuse to hire a Christian for religious reasons. If they really believed their position, they’d be demanding the end of all anti-discrimination laws because they all forbid religious-based discrimination (yes, there are religious people who would refuse to hire women, or non-Christians, or blacks, etc). But they don’t. Because — ironically — they want the special right to discriminate while denying that right to others.
Certainly to you and me, the very idea of ENDA-giving special rights and protections to people based solely on their sexual behavior-is outrageous. But to this pro-homosexual President and the totalitarian homosexual lobby, it’s a reasonable way to advance their cause-and crush the biblical view that stands in their way of fundamentally transforming America. ENDA is massive leap forward in redefining America, undercutting traditional morality, and investing unprecedented power in the homosexual minority.
Yeah, that same argument was made against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which launched the anti-discrimination laws. It was wrong then and it’s wrong now.