Hate group leader Tony Perkins took to his Family Research Council blog to drop some red meat to his followers on the recent withdrawal of support by LBGT advocacy groups for ENDA legislation in light of the recent Hobby Lobby ruling by SCOTUS:
Speaking of ideological oppression, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is full of it. But apparently, not full enough to suit the radical Left. After months of demanding action, liberals are abruptly bailing on the legislation, which many of them called their top legislative priority. The about-face comes just days after the Supreme Court upheld the religious rights of businesses like Hobby Lobby. It’s a ruling, liberals worry, could translate into new protections for employers with similar faith-based objections to homosexuality.
For President Obama, who was on the brink of imposing ENDA rules on federal contractors by executive order, this new split certainly throws a wrench into the White House’s plans. Several of the LGBT’s political heavyweights, including the ACLU, GLAAD, Lambda Legal, and the National center for Lesbian Rights and the Transgender Law Center, issued a joint announcement withdrawing their support for the Senate bill because of its religious exemptions. As far as these groups are concerned, the exemptions (which, ironically, were a condition of many Democrats’ support) “allow religious organizations to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
This is how extreme homosexual activists are. If they can’t demand acceptance from every American, regardless of their moral views, then they aren’t interested in enacting ENDA. Not until they can order Christian schools, daycares, summer camps, and other role model occupations into celebrating a lifestyle diametrically opposed to their faith. Leaders in Congress and elsewhere mistakenly think they can satisfy this radical fringe by climbing aboard the “special rights” bandwagon. They can’t. The only satisfaction they’re interested in is complete and utter surrender.
A couple of things here:
First, the religious exemptions which are currently a part of the ENDA bill were not so much a “condition” as a “concession” necessary to get the votes to pass the bill in the Senate.
Second, note how Perkins keeps using the phrase “special rights” – because if he does it enough, his followers will pick up the same usage and do the same. “Gays want special rights; gays want special rights.”
No. We don’t. We want equal rights.
The more you pay attention to all of this, the more you realize it truly is a game for many of the haters AND it’s a career. Sadly, a very profitable one. These folks make very good incomes stirring up friction between groups of people.
Isn’t that a lovely way to live your life…