The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is again being considered by our lawmakers in Washington D.C. ENDA is a federal law proposed by the homosexual lobby and would create a special class of protection based on someone's actual or perceived 'sexual orientation' or 'gender preference.' The law would force Christian schools, organizations, Christian business owners, and more to hire and give preferential treatment to people involved in homosexual behavior and/or people physically altering their gender.
ACTION: Please CLICK HERE to tell your U.S. Representative in Washington D.C. to please vote 'NO' on ENDA! (Click HERE to read the current text of this bill.)
Twelve of Illinois' 19 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are co-sponsors of this anti-business, anti-religious bill. Two are Republican: Judy Biggert and Mark Kirk. The other ten are Democrats: Mellisa Bean, Danny Davis, Bill Foster, Luis Gutierrez, Deborah Halvorson, Phil Hare, Jesse Jackson Jr., Mark Kirk, Mike Quigley, Bobby Rush, and Jan Schakowsky.
Practically, how would ENDA be applied?
A male teacher comes into work dressed as a woman because it is his 'gender preference' that day. He must be allowed to teach, talk with the children about why he's dressing this way, and even use the women's restroom. As a Christian business owner, you decide not to hire a person who is openly engaging in homosexual behavior because it is against your religious beliefs. You are convicted of discrimination, because ENDA only gives religious exemptions to churches and religious orders, not businesses or ministries.
ENDA will also promote an unprofessional discussion of sexuality in the workplace. People will be emboldened and be given carte blanche (in fact a governmental shield of protection) to air their sexual laundry and express their sexuality including their "gender identity."
Morevoer, employers will face conflicts between meeting their duty to provide a fair and professional environment free of sexual harassment and making accommodations for employees' sexual expressions in the workplace.
The Human Rights Campaign, the homosexual lobbying group with the $30+ million budget that is pushing hard to get ENDA passed in Congress, has described what it would like a 'non-discrimination' workplace to look like. Actions go as far as distributing Transgender Handouts at work. CLICK HERE to read more.
Unfortunately, due to the billions of dollars behind the pro-homosexual lobby, the U.S. House of Representatives is very close to passing this bill, and thousands of homosexual-friendly businesses and business associations have signed onto the law. CLICK HERE to see which businesses and associations favor ENDA.
MORE ACTION: If you are a member of an association supporting ENDA, call immediately and voice opposition!
As Christians, employees, and business owners, it is important that we understand ENDA, and with a voice louder than the homosexual lobby, tell our state leaders this bill violates American and Christian liberties