JEWISH GROUPS: 'CHURCHES MUST HIRE HOMOSEXUALS!'
By Rev. Ted Pike
24 Sep 09
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) had its first
hearing in the House Education and Labor Committee today. (To
watch the hearing, click here.) Key witnesses were homosexual Reps. Barney
Frank and Tammy Baldwin. The Jewish Anti-Defamation League, architect
of the bill, issued a release today saying, “Support
for ENDA sends an important message to all Americans that...discrimination
will not be tolerated in the workplace.” House Democrats favor
ENDA’s plan to grant homosexuals, transgenders and all sexual
deviants included under “sexual orientation” special rights
to be hired and not fired in American businesses of 15+ employees.
Meanwhile, liberal Jewish organizations are lobbying to make sure ENDA
will require Christian churches to hire homosexuals in all
non-spiritual positions (including church administration, business
The civil rights legislation of the 1960s banned discrimination in
hiring and firing. But they don’t clearly state whether churches
must hire unbelievers or people of other faiths in nonspiritual positions.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 suggests churches can
remain free to discriminate. In 2007, a Bush administration legal memo
said churches (and even religious organizations receiving federal funds)
don’t have to hire unbelievers. Now 11 Jewish groups including
the Anti-Defamation League, plus other liberal organizations, are demanding
that the Obama administration and Att. Gen. Eric Holder reverse Bush's "discriminatory" policy.
The Jewish Telegraph Agency:
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, 11 Jewish groups and
dozens of other religious and rights organizations said the 2007
Bush Administration Office of Legal Counsel memo used an "erroneous" interpretation
of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act… Signing onto the letter
are the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, B’nai
B’rith International, Central Conference of American Rabbis,
Hadassah, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, National Council of Jewish
Women, Na’amat USA, Rabbinical Assembly, Religious Action
Center of Reform Judaism and Women of Reform Judaism.
The two largest groups of American religious Jews—Reform and
Conservative—broadly embrace homosexuality. Their members may
openly practice their deviant lifestyle and even become rabbis. Thus,
the majority of American religious Jews, who have repeatedly marshaled
in favor of the pro-homosexual federal hate crimes bill, have nothing
to lose by inviting even more homosexuals into their synagogues, nonprofit
businesses, schools and summer camps. Polls consistently show that
roughly four out of five American Jews are liberals who vote for the
homosexual-friendly policies of the Democrat party.
In contrast, the vast majority of evangelical Christians are morally
opposed to homosexuality. ENDA would force Christian churches to hire
activist homosexuals and thus devastate the spiritual autonomy and
identity of American evangelicalism.
Organized Jewry in America thus reveals its continuing opposition
to Christianity. Evangelicals, on the other hand, have historically
favored Judaism and supported Israel unconditionally. They still exempt
Israel's PR representative, the virulently anti-Christian Anti-Defamation
League, from criticism. Liberal Jews in America are biting the hands
of those who have fed them.
Is the church mounting its own counteroffensive against ENDA and four
other Christian-persecuting hate bills now surging through Congress?
With few exceptions, it is not. But YOU can join the National Prayer
Network at www.truthtellers.org as we rally opposition to ENDA and
the flood of new Christian-persecuting, ADL-conceived hate crimes bills.
Call your two Senators and House members toll-free at 877-851-6437
or 202-225-3121 toll and say,
“I am angry that the Democrats are moving forward even more freedom-stealing
hate crimes bills. I will vote against the Senator and Congressman
who votes for ENDA and other hate crime legislation.”
Please send a similar message to the pivotal members of the House and
Senate Judiciary Committees, names available on the Action Page at
The religious right, following the defeatist advice of Dr. James Dobson,
has largely concluded that it is useless at the present time to fight
the Democrat majority in Congress and its five hate bills (See, July
11, 09 article, "Possible
Hate Bill Vote Moday...Dobson Fails Us in the Battle."). Focusing
on healthcare, conservatives hope to alienate voters against the Democrats
at midterm elections next year and regain control of Congress. Yet,
it is likely that Democrats this fall will steamroll opposition and
pass Obama’s healthcare plan.
History has shown that when a controversial plan becomes federal law,
organized opposition quickly dissipates. Conservatives may well lack
the momentum to actually overthrow the Democrats. Meanwhile, they will
have allowed at least five major hate crimes bills to pass, creating
a legally enforceable, Christian-persecuting hate crimes bureaucracy
If this happens, even the most upright conservative President who
might be elected could not halt it; the federal government, justice
department, FBI and all local police would be obligated to enforce
anti-Christian persecution—at least until the hate laws were
repealed. And that is unheard of once hate laws are passed. No nation
laboring under hate crimes bureaucracies established by ADL has thrown
off its freedom-destroying yoke. Hate laws, like Roe
v. Wade, reveal
an incredible tenacity to outlive public opposition.
How, I ask, can anyone consider this terrifying scenario and not pick
up their phone right now and protest?
Let the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states
with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass
the federal hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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