Employment commissioner: "I'm having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win."

Urge your senators and representatives with regard to ENDA: End it, don't mend it.

April 12, 2010

President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are ramping up to force the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) down the throats of all American employers, trampling your right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association. ENDA prohibits workplace "discrimination" on the basis of "sexual orientation or gender identity." See our in-depth report on the dangers of ENDA 

Values-driven employers who happen to be Christians will be forced to hire male employees who want to wear dresses to work and use the women's restroom or face crippling lawsuits. Employees who express reservations about homosexual conduct will find themselves out of a job.

President Obama just used a recess appointment to add Chai Feldblum - quoted above - to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the board that will be responsible to enforce ENDA in every workplace in America if it goes into law.

Feldblum, who signed a petition in support of polygamy, freely admits that "when we pass a law that says you may not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, we are burdening those who have an alternative assessment of gay men and lesbians."

But it's clear that she couldn't care less about imposing that burden on people of faith, and will happily find against them in her role with the EEOC.

Feldblum addressed a scenario in which an evangelical Christian couple may not want to rent facilities to couples who intend to indulge in sexual immorality, adultery or sodomy on their premises in this way: "[T]his is a point where I believe the 'zero sum' nature of the game inevitably comes into play. And, in making the decision in this zero sum game, I am convinced society should come down on the side of protecting the liberty of LGBT people."

In other words, gays win, Christians lose. Every time.

Even worse, because "sexual orientation" is not defined in the bill, it will give special legal protections to 30 sexual orientations listed by the American Psychiatric Association, including pedophilia, prostitution, bestiality and cross-dressing, to name just a few. You can read more here.

E-mail your members of congress today and urge politely, but firmly, that they oppose the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). It's especially important for lawmakers to hear from business owners and associations.