Fox News reports inaccurate account of religious exemptions under ENDA

Fox News reports inaccurate account of religious exemptions under ENDA

Equality Matters Lead Researcher Carlos Maza debunks Fox News’ inaccurate attack on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Fox News continues to push myths about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), baselessly claiming it will undermine religious freedom. In fact, ENDA contains explicit language providing for an exemption for religious organizations from the law.

Check the exemption clause from ENDA below.  Bolding is mine:

SEC. 6. EXEMPTION FOR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.

This Act shall not apply to a corporation, association, educational institution or institution of learning, or society that is exempt from the religious discrimination provisions of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 pursuant (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.) to section 702(a) or 703(e)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 2000e-1(a), 2000e-2(e)(2)). [S.815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013, accessed 10/30/13]

So, either the folks at Fox News are illiterate, lazy or liars.

Which do you think is the case?

(via Media Matters)