American Family Association - 7I/22/2014
Obama gives special protections for homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, but takes away religious freedoms from Christians
On July 21, President Barack Obama delivered on his promise to expand special rights and privileges to homosexuals, and at the same time, specifically rejected repeated calls to include religious liberty exemptions for Christian-owned businesses.
His executive order is an immediate response to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision and the failure of Senate Majority leader Harry Reid's attempt last week to punish companies like Hobby Lobby, which practice their Christian faith in their business.
Defying the Constitution, which gives only Congress the authority to make laws, President Obama decreed that anyone who does business with the federal government must adopt written policies that specifically mandate special protections for "sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin." See OneNewsNow story here.
Obama's love affair with homosexuality will impact some 24,000 companies with 28 million workers, or one-fifth of the U.S. workforce. More alarming, his order discriminates against Christians.
What this means to you:
In most cases, the government uses private and locally-owned civilian businesses to provide services. Examples include construction companies (carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc.), health care professions, retail vendors (Walmart, Menard's, restaurant chains), hotels and airlines.
Without an exemption, Obama is ordering Christians to embrace sin and forfeit their faith convictions if they want to have the same business opportunities as non-Christian businesses.
Obama has overstepped his authority and treats Christians as second-class citizens.
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