How The Freepers See America
From the Free Republic post on the ENDA hearings. The post quotes a blog called The Last Crusade:
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is designed to make homosexuals, bisexuals, drag queens, cross-dressers and transsexuals into federally-protected minority groups. Once enacted, the latest legislation from the Obama Administration will produce the following results:How many lies can you find in the above?
A. Businesses, as well as local, state, and federal governments, including public schools, will be forced to hire gays, lesbians and transgenders.
B. Christian-owned businesses will have to make accommodations for gay, lesbian, bisexual and individuals with a Gender Identity Disorder who believe they are the opposite sex.
C. The Act will forbid any employer from refusing to hire or promote a person because of his “sexual orientation” or his “gender identity” (cross-dressers, transsexuals, drag queens). A deviant from traditional morality who is turned down for a job or promotion can claim discrimination as a member of a federally-protected minority – and the employer can be prosecuted by the federal government. Every business owner will be liable for criminal prosecution if he or she fails to hire or promote a transgender person. Under ENDA, businesses throughout the country will face an army of federal lawyers to fight claims of discrimination from gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. Defense costs will force most of these workplaces out of business.
D. ENDA will provide no exemption for Christian businesses or Christian camps, religious broadcasters and other religious entities! An independent Christian camp with 15 or more employees will be obliged to operate in accordance with the standards of the new legislation. Such a camp will be in violation of federal law for not hiring homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals or cross-dressers.
E. The new Act will be handled by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. President Obama has nominated lesbian activist lawyer Chai Feldblum to serve a 5-year term on the EEOC. Ms. Feldblum wrote ENDA and is expected to be ruthless in the enforcement of its stipulations.