From the Desk of:
Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman
The pro-homosexual agenda is getting another boost from the sympathetic Obama administration and its sycophants in Congress. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), designated as S.815, is now going to be reconsidered by Harry Reid’s Senate.
This radical legislation potentially puts Christians on the wrong side of the law and is one of the most dangerous bills to religious freedom ever considered in Congress! Please see my extremely important message below – Mat.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), slated for consideration in the Senate later this week, is anti-free speech, anti-religious freedom, and anti-business.
ENDA is yet another job-killing measure being advanced by liberal “progressives” who are once again placing their radical agenda above the national interest.
Intended to give special protection to homosexuals and cross-dressers, the bill would further burden small businesses and muzzle those with a biblical worldview.
ENDA addresses an “individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.” In the bill, “gender identity” is defined as “the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth.”
In other words, if an employer instructed a male employee he could not use the women’s restroom, that employer could be in violation of ENDA and face federal sanctions.
++This outrageous bill confers “privileged class” status on homosexuals and other gender-benders!
ENDA states that an employer may not “limit, segregate, or classify the employees or applicants for employment of the employer in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment or otherwise adversely affect the status of the individual as an employee, because of such individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.”
The implications of ENDA are outrageous and shocking.
ENDA promotes “sexual orientation” to the same “protected class” status 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, for instance, would be forbidden by law to restrict anyone from openly demonstrating homosexual or transsexual displays…or face severe discrimination charges enforced by the federal government.
++Help Liberty Counsel defend the rights of people of faith!
ENDA is one of the most dangerous pieces of anti-faith, anti-common sense legislation ever to be considered by Congress!
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!
Please go here right now to sign our petition:
our religious liberties are severely threatened by ENDA. President Obama’s radical appointees, now assigned to strategic positions of government leadership, are aggressively promoting disastrous pro-homosexual changes in American law!
We must 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. Go here now to take a stand with us:
Morally and legally, ENDA will force, under penalty of law, Christian, Jewish, or Islamic business owners to adopt a secular-humanist viewpoint, ignoring all matters surrounding sexual morality while making hiring and firing decisions.
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.
++The Obama administration is pushing hard for ENDA’s passage.
Barack Obama has aggressively used his presidential “bully pulpit” to promote the homosexual agenda – refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and now pushing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Over the weekend, the President’s Organizing for Action (OFA) sent an email to their constituents calling on them to contact their senators to pass ENDA to “make some real progress.”
Chai Feldblum, credited with writing the ENDA legislation, is President Obama’s first openly homosexual commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
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!
Please join us in telling the Senate in no uncertain terms to “Stop ENDA.” Please go here to sign our powerful petition:
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!