Last week we told you about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, also known as ENDA.
ENDA is presented as anti-discrimination legislation; the reality, however, is it it injects sexual expression into workplace decisions, and it will affect religious employers and religious organization. As Family Research Council notes,
Homosexuals, cross-dressers, and transgendered workers would automatically qualify for special treatment that other workers would not. Can you imagine walking into your child’s classroom and meeting a teacher dressed in drag? Neither can most Americans. But unfortunately, that’s just one of the many consequences of adopting a law as dangerous as this one. Preschools, daycare centers, summer camps, religious chains like Hobby Lobby or Chick-fil-A — they’ll all be subject to the law, regardless of their personal beliefs and workplace standards.
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.
Senator Reid has indicated plans to bring ENDA up for a vote in the U.S. Senate as early as this week. Please contact Senators Pryor and Boozman today, and ask them each to oppose the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (S. 815).