I received my usual panic emails from the Family “Research” Council’s Tony Perkins. I replied with my comments in red, below the fold. I have emailed them on two other occasions and, of course, have never heard back. I’ll see how this one goes.
Other Christian hate groups like the “Traditional Values” Coalition are promulgating bizarre LIES concerning the passage of ENDA.
Substance abuser Andrea Lafferty of the TVC warns that if ENDA is passed, amputee veterans will be molested at work by crazed perverts who like to hump stumps – yes, the crazy bat actually said that.
Lafferty and Tony Perkins (of the Family “Research” Council) falsely claim that ENDA will require hiring quotas of “cross-dressers” and “she-he’s” in schools, churches and christian businesses.
Oh, and men who like non-consensual male/female frottage.
But, according to the text of the Bill, it specifically forbids hiring quotas; it gives specific EXEMPTIONS for RELIGIOUS organizations; these “Christians” are shamelessly LYING in their press releases and email blasts and letters to congressmen.
But, do not expect christians to be honest and tell the truth or dispense fact. First, here is an excerpt from the ENDA bill outlining the EXEMPTION for RELIGIOUS organizations, as well as forbidding hiring quotas of any kind:
SEC. 6. EXEMPTION FOR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.
(a) In General- This Act shall not apply to any of the employment practices of a religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society which has as its primary purpose religious ritual or worship or the teaching or spreading of religious doctrine or belief.
(b) Certain Employees- For any religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society that is not wholly exempt under subsection (a), this Act shall not apply with respect to the employment of individuals whose primary duties consist of teaching or spreading religious doctrine or belief, religious governance, supervision of a religious order, supervision of persons teaching or spreading religious doctrine or belief, or supervision or participation in religious ritual or worship.
(c) Conformity to Religious Tenets– Under this Act, a religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society may require that applicants for, and employees in, similar positions conform to those religious tenets that such corporation, association, institution, or society declares significant. Under this Act, such a declaration by a religious corporation, association, educational institution or society stating which of its religious tenets are significant shall not be subject to judicial or administrative review. Any such declaration made for purposes of this Act shall be admissible only for proceedings under this Act.
Now Steve King (R) Iowa is spouting the “don’t flaunt it and you won’t get fired” b.s./ He says gays will start showing up to work in dresses to start lawsuits! Insane! And, IT IS A LIE. It covers dress codes at work:
(4) DRESS AND GROOMING STANDARDS– Nothing in this Act shall prohibit an employer from requiring an employee, during the employee’s hours at work, to adhere to reasonable dress or grooming standards not prohibited by other provisions of Federal, State, or local law, provided that the employer permits any employee who has undergone gender transition prior to the time of employment, and any employee who has notified the employer that the employee has undergone or is undergoing gender transition after the time of employment, to adhere to the same dress or grooming standards for the gender to which the employee has transitioned or is transitioning.
Gays do not get fired because they’re “acting gay” at work! That is NOT HOW IT WORKS in the REAL WORLD. I lost a job SOLELY from a RUMOR about my sexual orientation (a 40-year old man, divorded for 12 years, no mention of women or a girlfriend). When my boss heard the rumor, his attitude towards me did a 180. Instantly, I went from super-employee to lower-than-dirt. Losing that job almost caused me to lose my home, but what it did cost me what thousands of dollars and a round deep depression. All that I accomplished there vanished, and in Louisiana I had no legal recourse.
ENDA will protect people who are fired for the SOLE FACT that they are gay. Religious organizations are EXEMPT. It cannot be very much clearer and it sure sounds fair to me.
Religious fundamentalists are opposed to ENDA SOLELY because of their blind hatred for gay people. This is evidenced on a seemingly regular basis by their unashamed public pronouncements of their desire to have gay people “rounded up and dealt with”, etc.
I made a screencap with ‘red circles and arrows’. Click to enlarge.
On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 4:09 AM, Tony Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Order FRC’s powerful documentary exposing the threat to religious freedom called ENDA
May 13, 2010 | | Share with Friends (No, I will not pass your lies around, I will post them and point them out.)
Whatever freedoms we don’t exercise and protect – we will lose.
These days, I’m especially concerned about our “first freedoms” – religious liberty and freedom of speech. Liberal policies are chipping away at these cherished rights. NOBODY is taking away religious freedoms, that is just a plain lie. The bill EXEMPTS RELIGIOUS organizations. What you are “especially concerned” about is keeping the finances coming in.
Their next goal: to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Despite its deceptively (deceptive? it’s pretty straight forward – read the text of the bill) harmless name, ENDA is a direct assault on our first freedoms. No, it isn’t. The bill EXEMPTS RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. Read the text of the bill!THESE ARE OUTRIGHT LIES! – RELIGIOUS organizations ARE EXEMPT from ENDA!! ENDA PROHIBITS HIRING QUOTAS!!
ENDA is better called the “Cross-Dresser Protection Act.” If it becomes law, the government will order businesses – including faith-based businesses – to hire homosexuals and cross-dressers, even if these lifestyles conflict with their beliefs and business standards.LIES! This specifically laid out in the Bill, that employees must conform to the beliefs of religious organizations. Read the text of the bill!
ENDA is part of the radical agenda to silence Christians, limit religious freedom, and redefine marriage.ENDA has nothing to do with marriage!! It is about employment!!
Don’t believe me? Uh, NO! Because you CONSTANTLY LIE. Watch our documentary and see how ENDA-type laws cost Marcia her counseling job…hear from a church that lost its tax-exempt status because it wouldn’t host a homosexual “wedding”…learn about a Christian charity whose 2,500 employees were forced to go through pro-homosexual “human rights training.” [CITATIONS NEEDED] There is nothing here to back these claims, and given your bold-faced lies about ENDA and other issues, there is absolutely no reason to take the word of a LIAR. Prove these statements.
My friend, (I am never a friend with LIARS) ENDA matters – for you, your family, your church (NO, it doesn’t!), your business and your first freedoms (NO, it doesn’t) . Order your copy of “ENDA: The End of Religious Freedom in America?” today to learn more.
FRC helped defeat ENDA in 2008, and we’re gearing up for another fierce battle. But we need our friends in the grassroots to understand this deceptive (deceptive? YOU? are accusing others of being deceptive?) threat and to spread the word.
Bulk discounts are available so you can share them with your family, friends, church, etc. The media and politicians will not share the truth about ENDA; will you? YOU are not “sharing the truth” about ENDA, either!
Selling these lies on DVD constitutes FRAUD. But, you enjoy the protection of religious freedom to do so. I won’t be buying, though.
Each DVD contains a 25-minute and 55-minute version of the documentary, plus individual chapters for small group or homeschool study.
Thank you for standing for our first freedoms with me!
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