American Family Association: Tell President Trump to Withdraw Liberal EEOC Nomination
TUPELO, Miss.—The American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) is urging Americans to sign a petition to President Donald Trump, urging him to withdraw the nomination of Chai Feldblum for Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
“Chai Feldblum is the same anti-religious liberty and pro-LGBT zealot whom President Barack Obama nominated in 2010,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “President Trump re-nominated her in December 2017 to serve as Commissioner of the EEOC. Her term ends July 1, 2018, and the American Family Association is imploring the president to let her term expire and replace her with a constitutional conservative who will protect the First Amendment.”
Feldblum’s influence at the EEOC places a so-called right to sexual freedom over and above religious liberty. Her mixed-up views force Christians to abandon their deeply held religious beliefs on marriage and sexuality, Wildmon added.
For example, AFA reports in an Action Alert to its more than 1 million friends and supporters, when there is a legal conflict between religious liberty and homosexual rights, Feldblum has said: “I’m having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win ... Sexual liberty should win in most cases. There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner.”
“The adverse effects of Chai Feldblum’s warped worldview have infected the EEOC, resulting in numerous rogue actions by the U.S. executive branch,” said Wildmon.
Recently, Feldblum’s EEOC, with assistance from the American Civil Liberties Union, argued for a transgender employee’s rights before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In this case, a Christian business owner of a funeral home had fired employee Anthony Stephens, who was undergoing “gender transitioning” and wearing women’s clothes to work. The business owner said this violated his Christian beliefs, but the EEOC argued that a Christian business owner could not fire a transgender employee for religious reasons. The court agreed.
President Trump, who campaigned on and issued an Executive Order protecting religious liberty, said, “Faith is deeply embedded into the history of our country, the spirit of our founding and the soul of our nation ... [this administration] will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore.”
The re-nomination of Chai Feldblum, one of President Obama’s most ardent opponents of religious liberty, grossly undermines President Trump’s promises as well as his instructions to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to protect religious liberty, Wildmon added.
As of Monday afternoon, more than 75,000 have signed the online petition.
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