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Bryan Fischer: The ENDA the First Amendment
Monday, November 04, 2013 12:19 PM

By Bryan Fischer

Follow me on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, on Facebook at “Focal Point”

The rush is on for Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will, bizarrely, actually enshrine discrimination against values-driven businessmen everywhere in the United States.

In fact, if ENDA is signed into law, it will run the First Amendment through the shredder, leaving only confetti behind.

ENDA would make it a federal crime to take sexual deviancy into account in personnel decisions of any kind. Any and every employer who decided not to hire a crossdressing transvestite, for instance, would face a business-ending lawsuit whether the business is a Christian bookstore, a trucking company, or a daycare center.

ENDA would grant special legal protections in the workplace to those who are active practitioners of the infamous crime against nature. Not only would employers not be allowed to take such conduct into account, their businesses, livelihoods and careers would be in in jeopardy if they did.

It is not only likely but a matter of virtual certainty that transvestites will begin applying for jobs at values-driven businesses just so they can get turned down and then immediately file the mother of all discrimination suits against businesses such as Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A.

If you don't think that's a virtual certainty, you are clueless regarding the meanness, vindictiveness and cruelty of homosexual activists.

Things are bad enough as it is, as photographers, florists and bakers have been fined, threatened with prosecution by government officials and driven out of business altogether by Big Gay. The last thing we need is to give these bullies a baseball bat they can take into any values-driven business and start trashing the place.

A conservative business owner's right to the free exercise of religion? Gone in a puff of hateful bigotry. His right to free speech? Gone. To even express his values when it comes to personnel decisions will put him on the rack. His right to freedom of the press? Gone. Even so much as writing a letter to the editor expressing his values will become a business-ending offense.

His right to freedom of association, to assemble a workforce that will reflect the values he wants his business to embody? Gone with the wind of intolerance. His right to petition the government for the redress of grievances? Gone. He will be presumed guilty for even holding to such antiquated and out-of-date ideals.

What is even worse is that Congress is on the cusp of making it illegal to fire pedophiles. I am not kidding and I do not exaggerate.

If we can't take "sexual orientation" into account in hiring and firing, someone is going to have to tell us what a sexual orientation is so we will know whom to punish. That's the job of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

The AFA last week exposed the APA for classifying pedophilia as just another "orientation" (their word, not ours) in its diagnostic manual, the DSM, the Bible of the therapeutic profession. Caught with their hand in the deviancy cookie jar, the APA is quickly seeking to backpedal, saying it was all just an unfortunate mistake, don't you know, and promising to make corrections in subsequent print editions.

But meanwhile, the classification of pedophilia as just another orientation against which we must not discriminate continues in the print version, sitting right there for Jerry Sandusky-loving lawyers to use as a cudgel when they think the time is right. Men who admit they are sexually attracted to children will soon be able to apply for jobs at your child's daycare center or elementary school, and there won't be anything that can be done to stop them without the risk of being dragged into court.

You may think I hyperbolize. But the "sexual orientation" defense has already been used in court as a defense against charges of pederasty, and even the Harvard Medical School is already making the case that pedophilia is just like homosexuality: people, they say, are born that way, there's nothing they can do about it, and the rest of us just have to get over our Judeo-Christian aversions and endure the risk.

Founding father Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, said:

"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time...

"They therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure and which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."

Well, liberals are busy planting ENDA like an IED at the very base of our system of values. It's time to disarm the device and the misguided souls in Congress who put it there. Just say a loud, unambiguous and unhesitating "No" to this misbegotten and freedom-destroying device before it blows up in your child's face.

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.) 

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