I am not a "homophobe". But I do believe in some sexual morality. ENDA(merica as we know it) goes way past this, and I object to anyone flaunting their lifestyle because they feel 'protected" or because they have some social agenda they'd like to push on the rest of us. That in intself is morally reprehensible. I object to someone forcing their lifestyle on me - period. It's much like my views on the Jehova Witnesses. I have no problem with anybody's religion either - just don't force yours on me. Although I don't agree with the gay lifestyle, or transgenderism (or any other deviate sexual lifestyle for that matter), I am willing to "live and let live" provided there is discretion on everyone's part. Someone's right to pursue happiness should not infringe upon mine or my children's. I am so very tired of progressives eroding the morals of America through legislation that creates "rights" for some while at the same time eliminating Constitutional rights for the masses. Let's keep what little moral character we still have. And then let's build upon it, and see if we can't, once again, build moral character into the lives of our youngest generations and eliminate the moral madness from the political culture that permeates Washington. Not every behavior is acceptable! There has got to be a moral code. If we do not live according to principles and values, if we do not live by the law of a higher Authority, then what will stop our culture from cascading down into some black moral abyss, never to see the light again? There is so much work that is needed to bring America out of this morasse and back to her former greatness. The 111th Congress is not doing that work. The Obama Administration is not doing that work. Washington is building a wall between us and our liberty, in an effort to "socialize" and 'europeanize" America. It's been going on - brick by brick - for decades! So, as Ronald Reagan once said, we have been tasked with the challenge to "tear down this wall!" We have begun the process of rebuilding the foundation the Founders gave us so that we can begin that work, but it is a project that will continue well after you and I are gone. So let's rebuild our foundation well!
Read this from the Liberty Council...
Imagine that your child or grandchild came home from school and announced, "Mr. Smith came to school today wearing a dress. Now we have to call my teacher Miss Smith. I thought Mr.Smith was a man!"
Under the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), this scenario not only CAN take place, but individuals like "Miss Smith" would be PROTECTED by LAW from dismissal based upon their "sexual orientation."
ENDA promotes "sexual orientation" to the same protected class as race, creed, color or national origin. It also grants cross-dressers and transsexuals the status of being in a protected class. Under ENDA, every school system would be forbidden by law to squelch anyone demonstrating homosexual or transsexual displays - or face severe discrimination charges.
If ENDA passes, your children or grandchildren could be held captive in classes taught by women who "present" as men or men who "present" as women. Of course, their young and inquisitive minds will be indoctrinated to believe that this is perfectly normal and acceptable behavior.
At its core, ENDA is an orchestrated effort to break down gender identity in our society. Make no mistake:
ENDA is intended to be the next nail in the coffin of American freedom.
Liberty Counsel attorney Matt Barber noted in a Washington Times article this week that morally and legally, "ENDA will force - under penalty of law - Christian, Jewish or Muslim business owners to adopt a secular-humanist viewpoint, ignoring all matters surrounding sexual morality while making hiring and firing decisions."
Matt's article continued, "ENDA would compel business owners with 15 or more employees to leave sincerely held religious beliefs at the workplace door and submit to the demands of the homosexual activist lobby."
If ENDA passes, Christian-owned for-profit businesses employing more than 15 people will be forced to accept applications from individuals whose behavior is in violation of the owners' religious tenets.
Elevating the threat of ENDA passage.
President Obama is using his presidential "bully pulpit" to promote homosexuality, pass ENDA and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. If you have any doubt of that, just look at one of his recent controversial "recess" appointments...
Chai Feldblum, credited with writing the ENDA legislation, is now the first openly gay commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Senate stalled for months on approving her controversial nomination, in part because it places her in the uniquely threatening position of having written legislation that she is now empowered to enforce!
Liberty Counsel has strongly opposed Feldblum's appointment to the EEOC since President Obama first announced her nomination. She is on record as stating that when homosexual "rights" issues come in conflict with religious rights, "Gays win, Christians lose."
It is therefore very distressing that the President made her a powerful EEOC Commissioner (one of only five) during a congressional recess, thus avoiding the normal process of Senate approval. It is unlikely she could have passed muster in a Senate confirmation process.
Help Liberty Counsel defend the rights of people of faith.
ENDA is one of the most dangerous pieces of anti-faith legislation ever to be considered by Congress. The next vote on ENDA could take place as early as April 21st. Liberty Counsel is conducting a massive legal and citizen action campaign to fight the pro-homosexual agenda and passage of the ENDA law both nationally and state-by-state.
Our petition calls for Congress to OPPOSE ENDA and stop this travesty from becoming the law of the land. We have almost 140,000 signers to date, but I need to get 250,000 or more signatures in order to strengthen our position against the upcoming strong liberal push in Congress.
Please go here to sign our petition:
After you sign the petition, you'll then be given an opportunity to expand your impact and expedite your message to Congress by using Liberty Counsel's powerful fax barrage. It is vitally important that concerned citizens like you and me begin registering opposition to ENDA as soon as possible - this bill could move very quickly in the ultraliberal 111th Congress!
The overt promotion of the homosexual agenda by passing ENDA, repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, and eliminating "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" were all Obama campaign promises. The various Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transsexual (LGBT) organizations have been working with the Obama administration to identify openly LGBT Americans to serve as presidential appointees, with Chai Feldblum's appointment to the EEOC being the most recent among many.
...our religious freedoms are being threatened by ENDA and our family units are being undermined by the threat of repealing DOMA. President Obama's radical appointees, now assigned to strategic positions of governmental leadership, have an undeniable agenda. We have to stop ENDA in Congress NOW!
I urge you to sign our petition opposing the anti-faith Employment Non-Discrimination Act. I am calling on all Liberty Counsel team members to demand that our elected officials oppose ENDA. Once you've signed the petition, you will be given the opportunity to jump-start your message by joining the powerful Liberty Counsel Fax Barrage.
Thank you for standing with Liberty Counsel in our massive legal and citizen action campaign to defeat ENDA!
God Bless You,
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman
P.S. ENDA is a destructive piece of legislation that will force many employers with deeply-held religious beliefs to submit to a federal law mandating that they hire people whose lifestyles are offensive to them. Go here now to sign our petition opposing ENDA. Thank you!
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