Members of the religious right are crying foul again! They are no longer allowed to discriminate against members of the LGBT community if they wish to have a government contract. Of course this means that since they aren’t allowed to religiously bully that they are being religiously discriminated.
President Obama added two phrases as an update to pre-existing executive orders: “gender identity” and “sexual orientation”. Now any employee or contractor under the federal government who falls under either or both of those categories is protected by law from discrimination. It’s about time, too!
Recognized right wing hate groups chimed in with their two cents on the matter
The mask is coming off of the homosexual movement’s agenda. They really do not believe in religious liberty. They want forced affirmation of homosexual and transgender conduct to trump every other consideration in the workplace – including religious liberty.
The fact is that non-discrimination rules like the order issued by President Obama can become a weapon used to punish and harass individuals and groups who support marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
And of course Fox News very own laughable Todd Starnes
The Obama administration seems hell-bent on forcing Christians to assimilate to the militant LGBT agenda. Resistance is futile.
It goes without saying that if anyone’s religion is used as a weapon to inhibit the rights of others it runs anathema to the US Constitution. Although this most certainly is a step in the right direction the recent ruling from the Hobby Lobby case is a stark reminder that we still have a long fight ahead of us.
The good news is that we do have some brave Christian leaders on the right side of history. Barry Lynn, the executive director for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and an ordained minister shared his opinion
Religious groups have no right to accept taxpayer money and engage in rank forms of discrimination. Faith-based groups that tap the public purse should play by the same rules as everyone else and not expect special treatment.
It’s nice to see some clergy playing by the rules.