Senator Jeff Flake, junior senator for the State of Arizona, you made a huge mistake in the past when, as a member of the United States House of Representatives, you voted FOR the radical bill known as ENDA – Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Senate President Harry Reid vows to bring ENDA up for a vote again prior to Thanksgiving. Don’t blow it again, Senator Flake.
Sure, Employment Non-Discrimination Act sounds nice and polite and all. But that’s how the Democrats work! You ought to know from 13 years in Congress that the more sinister the Democrat bill, the nicer-sounding name it has! Don’t take the bait again!
If passed into law, ENDA will do immeasurable harm. It is a major cornerstone of the homosexual agenda to destroy our concepts of marriage family. It is a crucial component of the radicals’ plans to reorder American society in ways that will only harm our culture and our people. Even the people pushing ENDA will be harmed by it.
ENDA is a one size fits all solution to alleged discrimination that erases all marriage-based distinctions. It grants special rights to homosexuals while ignoring those of employers:
- ENDA special protection to a group that is already privileged and not disadvantaged.
- The issue is not job discrimination.
- The first “religious exemption” clause is very narrow and offers no clear protection to church-related businesses. The second “religious exemption” clause fails to offer protection for all hiring by church-related organizations or businesses. These so-called religious exemptions are more mirage than protections.
- It is unlikely that the “religious exemption” included in the bill would survive court challenge.
- ENDA will mandate the employment of homosexuals in inappropriate occupations.
- ENDA violates employers’ and employees’ Constitutional freedoms of religion, speech and association.
- ENDA will approvingly bring private behavior considered immoral by many into the public square.
Read what the Family Research Council (FRC) reported on ENDA, which has been rejected over and over again:
Like most liberals, Harry Reid disguises the bill as an anti-discrimination policy when in fact the bill itself discriminates against men and women who oppose cross-dressing or blatant homosexuality on the job. Although some people defend it as an innocent piece of anti-prejudice legislation, ENDA creates special employment protections solely on the basis of a person’s sexual preferences. Businesses would be forced to comply (or face penalties), regardless of the impact on their organization.
“The gender identity provisions,” FRC’s Peter Sprigg warns in an op-ed for CNN, “undermine the right of employers to impose reasonable dress and grooming standards, by forbidding employers to use the most fundamental standard of all — that people be dressed in a way [that’s] appropriate for their biological sex!” Not too long ago, Sen. Reid’s position — which orders employers (like preschools) to hire transvestites, transsexuals, drag queens, and drag kings — was considered “too radical” even for homosexual congressman Barney Frank!
Employers at daycares, public schools, and Christian businesses would all have to change their restroom and shower policies to accommodate men who dress like women and vice-versa. Can you imagine walking into your daughter’s classroom and seeing her teacher dressed in drag — or that same man using the ladies restroom with female students? Apparently Senate liberals can.
Apart from the bill’s obvious problems, this legislation would be a magnet for lawsuits. “[W]ith the law in place, everyone who doesn’t get hired or is removed for cause of any sort finds themselves with the opportunity to sue the employer under the new rules.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) challenged the wisdom of such a policy in a statement last week. “By and large, I think all Americans should be protected,” he said, “but I’m not for any special protections based on sexual orientation.” Kudos to Senator Rubio for recognizing that this bill would be just another government club to beat businesses with. It wasn’t too long ago that homosexual activists said they just wanted “to get the government out of their bedroom.” Now we know why: they want to put their bedroom in the workplace!
Senator Flake, Senator McCain, if you support ENDA, you will go down in history among the people who threw the Constitution out the window and helped destroy our first liberty – religious freedom. Don’t make this mistake. Vote “no” on ENDA.
Good citizens of Arizona, contact Senator Flake – and Senator McCain (whose liberal wife is urging him to support ENDA) — and urge them to get it right and vote against this radical and dangerous bill. Thank you.