23 Jul No Religious Exemptions
“President Obama’s overreaching executive order is the latest example illustrating that the very government that the Constitution charges with protecting religious freedom is now the primary threat to religious freedom. The administration has brazenly bypassed Congress and declared that the only religious non-profit organizations it will do business with are those willing to line up with the administration’s doctrine and theology on sexual behavior. That’s the kind of government entanglement with religion that the Founders sought to prevent and that the First Amendment prohibits.” –Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner
Monday, President Obama signed an executive order which bars federal contractors from “discriminating” on the basis of sexuality or gender identity. Obama had announced that he planned on signing such an order. The executive order is now signed and finalized into law. This executive order contains no exceptions for religious organizations.
This order now prevents religious non-profits, schools, and businesses that contract with the government from requiring a code of conduct from their employees. Employers must abandon their principles for political correctness.
The President has in effect chosen to promote the progressive homosexual agenda in expense of the common good. Religious non-profits will need to choose either to lose money used to serve the community or to ignore the tenets of their religion. In a letter urging the President to include religious exemptions, some prominent religious leaders wrote, “When the capacity of religious organizations is limited, the common good suffers.”
All tax payers and federal tax dollars come from people of all faiths, beliefs, and political views. But now, the President has declared that all tax dollars will only go to those contractors whose viewpoints align with the LGBT agenda.