Obama’s Assault On Religious Liberty
The Obama outrages are happening so frequently that it’s hard to keep up with them. Here’s the latest. On Monday Obama signed an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of “gender identity,” extending new legal protections to transgendered federal workers.
This order was the result of Obama’s “pen and phone” strategy of governing. The so-called “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” (ENDA) was a key demand of the radical homosexual rights movement. It passed the Democrat Senate last year, but is stalled in the GOP-controlled House. So Obama decided to act on his own.
This is a very sweeping order. As CBS News noted, “The executive order … impacts an estimated 28 million workers, or one-fifth of the U.S. workforce.”
Moreover, many federal contractors are in fact religious charities and faith-based organizations performing social services for the government. And despite pleas from religious leaders, Obama refused to include any exemptions for religious groups. Thanks to Obama, they will now be forced to accommodate transgendered and “transitioning” employees.
Just three weeks ago, the Supreme Court in its Hobby Lobby decision, made it clear that Obama had to respect the religious liberty rights guaranteed in the First Amendment. The editors of National Review Online noted that Senate Democrats included a religious exemption in their ENDA bill. But not Barack Obama, for whom transgenderism seemingly transcends religious liberty.
Gary Bauer – End Of Day 7/23/14
My Opinion: You know my opinion. We have no real freedom of Religion in the US these days. Or, I should say, Hell, Yeah, you have all the Religious Freedom you can handle, as long as you believe everything the LGBT “community” believes in. And Don’t You DARE To Say Or Believe Anything Different!
Obama is not a President. He just happens to hold that office. Hope you idiots that voted for him (sometimes Twice!) are happy. The rest of us aren’t. You get what you vote for.