ENDA: Same Strategy, Different Target

Have you missed the steady stream of lies about how some proposed piece of legislation will criminalize Christianity and give gays “special rights” now that hate crimes protections have been signed into a law?

Well, then you are in luck because, judging by this Family Research Council fund-raising email, it looks like the Religious Right is dusting off those same claims and re-tooling them for its fight against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, even deploying the same tactic of renaming the legislation to better suit their fear-mongering agenda: 

A grave threat to your traditional values and religious freedom is resurfacing.

Deceptively, it’s called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Truthfully, it should be called the “Discrimination Against Christians in the Workplace Act.”

I know that sounds far-fetched, but this is what ENDA will do . . .

ENDA will redefine your faith as illegal workplace bigotry . . . make the government a full partner in the homosexual rights movement . . . and force churches, small businesses run by Christians, and faith-based charities to hire nonbelievers or face federal investigation.

This law would punish anyone in the workplace who dares oppose homosexual behavior, cross-dressing and other unhealthy behaviors. The liberals intentionally want to define “discrimination” very vaguely so that their allies in the courts and federal and state agencies will have broad latitude to silence traditional moral viewpoints about sexuality.

Pro-homosexual members of Congress–with the administration’s complete support–would like to pass ENDA before it becomes an issue in the 2010 elections.

And that’s why we must act immediately.