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And so it begins.

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order

The letter, first reported by The Atlantic, was sent on Tuesday by 14 representatives, including the president of Gordon College, an Erie County, Pa., executive and the national faith vote director for Obama for America 2012, of the faith community.

"Without a robust religious exemption," they wrote, "this expansion of hiring rights will come at an unreasonable cost to the common good, national unity and religious freedom."

The leaders noted that the Senate-passed Employment Non-Discrimination Act included a religious exemption:

Our concern about an executive order without a religious exemption is about more than the direct financial impact on religious organizations. While the nation has undergone incredible social and legal change over the last decade, we still live in a nation with different beliefs about sexuality. We must find a way to respect diversity of opinion on this issue in a way that respects the dignity of all parties to the best of our ability. There is no perfect solution that will make all parties completely happy.

The White House announced in June that Obama would issue an executive order forbidding contractors that receive federal funding from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender equality after the House had stymied ENDA. The White House declined to comment to The Atlantic on the Tuesday letter and did not immediately respond to TPM's request for comment.

The letter didn't mention the Hobby Lobby decision directly. But one of the signees, Michael Wear, the Obama 2012 veteran, told The Atlantic that the court decision meant the administration would need to address such concerns.

"The administration does have a decision to make whether they want to recalibrate their approach to some of these issues," he said.

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autodidact
by Silver Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 6:25 PM

bump

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Jul. 2, 2014 at 6:41 PM
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I don't understand.

If they want to discriminate, they don't get federal contracts.  They can still work, operate their businesses, etc.

I was raised to think of Christians as kind people who followed someone who taught a loving message.  It's hard to understand the Christians who have somehow perverted that message into one that says it's OK to discriminate.

PamR
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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The message of Christianity  is being perverted to suit personal agendas. And that's a shame because it only keeps people from the faith. 

Quoting romalove:

I don't understand.

If they want to discriminate, they don't get federal contracts.  They can still work, operate their businesses, etc.

I was raised to think of Christians as kind people who followed someone who taught a loving message.  It's hard to understand the Christians who have somehow perverted that message into one that says it's OK to discriminate.


29again
by Gold Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 6:47 PM
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I totally agree with this.  Thank God, there are still some who follow the Word of God to their best ability!

Quoting PamR:

The message of Christianity  is being perverted to suit personal agendas. And that's a shame because it only keeps people from the faith. 

Quoting romalove:

I don't understand.

If they want to discriminate, they don't get federal contracts.  They can still work, operate their businesses, etc.

I was raised to think of Christians as kind people who followed someone who taught a loving message.  It's hard to understand the Christians who have somehow perverted that message into one that says it's OK to discriminate.



Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Of course

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jul. 2, 2014 at 11:57 PM

We will all be bent over before long. 


Abaco
by on Jul. 3, 2014 at 6:48 AM
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I agree !

Quoting 29again:

I totally agree with this.  Thank God, there are still some who follow the Word of God to their best ability!

Quoting PamR:

The message of Christianity  is being perverted to suit personal agendas. And that's a shame because it only keeps people from the faith. 

Quoting romalove:

I don't understand.

If they want to discriminate, they don't get federal contracts.  They can still work, operate their businesses, etc.

I was raised to think of Christians as kind people who followed someone who taught a loving message.  It's hard to understand the Christians who have somehow perverted that message into one that says it's OK to discriminate.

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jul. 3, 2014 at 9:14 AM

 Thief!

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Of course

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jul. 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Incremental-ism -

Perfected by leftists.

Finally coming to a reasonable cause near you!

dragonmommy8
by on Jul. 3, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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DOnt like what thye stand for boycot them

wow this HL topic is getting soooo old


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