- Ed note: Here is the article I wrote last Saturday, following
the Senate Committee's ENDA hearing. I couldn't send it out to our list
of subscribers because www.truthtellers.org suffered a major cyber-attack
on Friday, shutting it down. None of its content is lost but the whole
site must be reformatted, which will take at least several more days. I
retained in this article links to truthtellers.org, including members of
the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, even though these links cannot
presently be accessed.
- Let's take revenge on the hackers by coming to truthtellers.org
in several days and proving, through renewed ENDA protest, that ADL may
set us back but we will always revive our fight for freedom.
- The Senate hearing for the Anti-Defamation League's Employment
Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), S. 1584, was held Wednesday. Packed with
pro-homosexual witnesses and alleged victims of anti-gay discrimination
at work, it was-like the House hearing September 23-another victory for
the LGBT lobby.
- Not one of the ten Republicans on the Senate Health,
Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee showed up. Some were undoubtedly
obligated elsewhere. Yet why did the others fail to show at this important
- Most Christian/conservative leadership groups agree with
Dr. Dobson that it is useless to fight hate crimes bills in this Democrat-overloaded
Congress; they raise virtually no objection. (Only the National Prayer
Network and Traditional Values Coalition continue spirited protest.) Offices
of Senate Republicans did receive calls against ENDA last week, but clearly
not enough to make them prioritize public opposition to it.
- A second factor is that Republicans are intellectually
unable to cope with ENDA. It expands the Civil Rights Act of 1964, adding
homosexuals and transgenders to protected status. The Act and subsequent
affirmative action laws have done much more than give legal equality to
blacks; they award special, unequal rights and privileges to minorities
in American government and public service, business, housing, and educational
institutions. The owner of a business of 15 or more employees can no longer
hire or fire at will. The livelihood built by his toil and ingenuity is
semi-nationalized. Blacks, Latinos, women - even if less qualified than
white male applicants or employees - enjoy preferential rights in hiring
and protection from firing. The Civil Rights Act and subsequent laws are
now considered sacrosanct. America has concluded they were "the right
thing to do" in moving America away from any vestige of segregation
or Jim Crow discrimination.
- Yet America made a big mistake in 1964. We granted superior
rights and services to blacks and other minorities; the rest of Americans
became second-class citizens, in violation of the 14th Amendment to the
- For the past four decades, Americans have gradually accepted
the fact that being a straight-A student does not guarantee entry to medical
or law school or an Ivy-league university, if the quota of minority applicants
with significantly lower GPAs has not been fulfilled. White male police
or firefighter applicants may also be shunted aside to favor less qualified
- But now we must realize that the sixties' civil rights
legislation is being used to give sexual deviants the same superior rights,
privileges and protections once limited to race and gender.
- I think a big part of the reason ten Republicans didn't
show Wednesday is because, to effectively criticize ENDA, they would have
to criticize the Civil Rights law on which it is founded. A politician
who criticizes that landmark law-draped in the iconic images of Alabama
sit-ins and Martin Luther King, Jr.-commits political suicide.
- The only argument brought against ENDA Wednesday is a
lesser one-that its wording is ambiguous about churches' protection from
homosexual intrusion. This argument was made by Craig Parshall, senior
vice-president and general counsel of the National Religious Broadcasters
Association. He argued that ENDA could force Christian businesses, including
bookstores, to hire homosexuals. His objection is well-founded. The American
Jewish community and liberal attack groups heavily pressure President Obama
and Attorney General Eric Holder to force Christian churches to hire homosexuals,
at least in all non-spiritual positions.
- ENDA is hard to fight if you are Republican unwilling
to tell the truth that the lauded Civil Rights Act is unjust and discriminatory.
- As a senior in high school in 1964 and throughout college,
I opposed the consensus of my time by repeatedly saying the Civil Rights
Act should have limited itself to guaranteeing full equality to blacks
but not establishing special rights in hiring, education, and housing.
- My fellow students and teachers publicly labeled me an
uncompassionate bigot and right-wing extremist. I predicted that civil
rights laws would not end racial divides; but I never anticipated that
sodomites would someday demand and receive the same special privileges
- Still Time to Defeat ENDA
- Don't give up on the fight against ENDA! Rep. Dennis
Kucinich wants to extend ENDA's jurisdiction down to at least businesses
of five or more employees. Your small business could legally be invaded
by sexual deviants of every kind. Your church could be significantly staffed
by sodomites; your church school could be forced to allow perverted males
"transitioning" into females to share your wife or daughter's
lavatory or PE showers.
- Remember, ENDA is just the beginning. The ADL/homosexual
lobbies will soon co-author even more extensive, pro-homosexual "civil
rights" bills, especially in real estate, housing, and the military.
They will divest American property owners, churches, and citizens of every
last shred of privacy and even, ultimately, barriers against sexual predators.
Pervasive federal interest in protecting homosexuals on the local level
will also overlap into public education programs K-12 designed to prevent
attitudes which lead to "hateful, homophobic" discrimination
in the workplace.
- With ENDA having triumphed a second time in both House
and Senate Education and Labor hearings, it is doubtful if Judiciary Committee
hearings will be held. The Judiciary Committees, especially concerned with
civil rights and the law, are the proper forum to scrutinize ENDA again.
Yet, with little opposition, either in Congress or among Christian/conservatives,
these bills will probably go forward this fall to mark-up and then vote
- That is unless lovers of freedom revive full-scale opposition.
- Continue to call your members of Congress, particularly
Republican members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. Demand
that the Judiciaries hold ENDA hearings and that Republican Judiciary members
fight it vigorously. (Names listed on the action page of HYPERLINK "<http://www.truthtellers.org>http://www.truthtellers.org"
- Call your members of the House and Senate at 1-877-851-6437
(toll free) warning them that if they vote for this discriminatory legislation
you will vote them out at mid-terms next year.
- With possible passage of the healthcare reform bill by
House and Senate before Christmas, millions of Christian/conservatives
may be able to focus on other threats. Let's turn our activism toward the
defeat of ENDA. Defeating ENDA is not a lost cause -- not when we consider
the dramatic defeat of Democrats this past week in gubernatorial elections.
Increasingly, the American people are demonstrating that our potential
to deprive the Democrats of their majority in Congress next year is very
real. Due to the glut of legislation preoccupying Congress, ENDA will not
be voted on this fall. This gives lovers of freedom time to remind Democrats
that their efforts to create a false "family-values" image, in
anticipation of mid-terms, will be fruitless if they continue to promote
its opposite: homosexual values.
- Actually, with Democrats in shock over defeat in recent
elections, now is the perfect time to add ENDA to the list of issues that
will mean political disaster for those who promote them.