The real enemy of ENDA
Remember who we’re really fighting in this battle for equal rights. Here’s an email blast sent out by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council on ENDA (h/t Karen Ocamb):
Tell Congress to Stand Up for Employers' Freedom of Conscience
October 8, 2007
This week the House Democratic leadership abruptly stopped the conversation on the new version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). However now is not the time for you to be silent. We encourage our grassroots to strategize and develop creative ways to have your voice heard on this issue.
If this legislation passes, it will mainstream homosexuality and transgenderism and provide “homosexual” activists a legal tool for punishing employers who do not approve of this lifestyle. In addition, small businesses, schools, non-profit groups, hospitals, clinics, counseling centers, even certain religious institutions would be required to hire homosexuals, bisexuals and “transgendered” persons. An employer's faith, moral view, the sensitivity of their work or service or the makeup of their clientele is of no consequence. Private schools, daycare centers, scouting organizations and quasi-religious organizations will not be exempt.
If ENDA should pass, employers' liberty to use their own good judgment regarding hiring practices will be a thing of the past. Please contact your Member of Congress today!