The U.S. Senate is moving forward with consideration of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (S. 815), also known as ENDA.

ENDA ties the hands of employers when it comes to addressing concerns over employee’s “actual or perceived sexual identity or gender identity.” As Family Resource Council writes, that has serious ramifications for religious organizations and people of faith:

ENDA would force religious business owners and workplaces such as Christian bookstores, religious publishing houses, pre-schools and religious television and radio stations to accept as normal any employee who has had a sex-change surgery, any employee who has changed or is “transitioning” their public “gender identity” (regardless of whether they have had surgery or hormone treatments), transvestites (people who dress as the opposite sex on an occasional basis for emotional or sexual gratification), and drag queens or drag kings (people who dress as the opposite sex for the purpose of entertaining others).

Making matters worse, “perceived gender identity” status does not require sex-change surgery, so ENDA would allow some biological males (who claim to be female) to enter and even appear nude before females in bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers. Situations like this have already been reported in several states with ENDA like laws such as Maine, Colorado and California.

ENDA is yet another example of legislation running roughshod over religious liberty. It is vaguely-written, and will only be clarified through expensive and time-consuming litigation in our courts.

Please contact Senators Pryor and Boozman, and ask them each to oppose the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (S. 815).

You can contact Senator Pryor here.

You can contact Senator Boozman here.


  1. Allen Harrison

    This statement is full of lies and misinformation! It does not force any business to employ drag queens, nor does it force small businesses like Christian bookstores to employ anyone. In fact, it does not force employment upon anyone!

    It simply says that, once employed, a business cannot choose to fire someone simply based upon their being gay, lesbian, or transgendered.

    By your same standard of reasoning, I should be able to fire a Christian employee because they are not Jewish. Religion is clearly a choice. No one is forced to be baptized. Yet you want to allow people to discriminate based on something like sexuality, which is clearly not a choice.

    I know you will say the bible says otherwise. But consider this, the bible got the most important moral question of our time wrong – slavery. If it was wrong about humans owning other humans, what is the chance that it was correct about sexuality?

    Stop being bigots. Stop discriminating against people simply for being who they are, whether Jewish, Christian, Black, White, or Gay.

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