This is dangerous.  This is the law that paved the way for Massachusetts’ same-sex marriage law, and it also was responsible for Catholic Charities in Boston stopping their adoption services.

Read more about it here.

The Christian Post reports:

Romney during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” said he supports the contentious Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which adds “sexual orientation” to a list of federally protected classes that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

The bill upsets conservative leaders because it grants special protection to employees based on their “actual or perceived” sexual orientation. Moreover, it would force Christian organizations that oppose homosexuality to hire gay employees.

“Mitt Romney’s Christmas present to the homosexual lobby disqualifies him as a pro-family leader,” said Peter LaBarbera, longtime pro-family advocate and founder of the Republicans For Family Values website.

“Laws that treat homosexuality as a civil rights are being used to promote homosexual ‘marriage,’ same-sex adoption and pro-homosexuality indoctrination of schoolchildren,” he said. “These same laws pose a direct threat to the freedom of faith-minded citizens and organizations to act on their religious belief that homosexual behavior is wrong.”

If you care about family values and support Romney, you really, really need to reconsider it.  He is no social conservative.

9 comments
  1. “it would force Christian organizations that oppose homosexuality to hire gay employees.” (Shane)

    WWJD? Would Jesus take it as force to hire someone that is gay – or would he treat them with dignity and as an equal? To me that is the real question – and if discrimination is what you want to support – can you truly say that is reflecting ‘Christ in you’?

  2. “it would force Christian organizations that oppose homosexuality to hire gay employees.” (Shane)

    WWJD? Would Jesus take it as force to hire someone that is gay – or would he treat them with dignity and as an equal? To me that is the real question – and if discrimination is what you want to support – can you truly say that is reflecting ‘Christ in you’?

  3. “it would force Christian organizations that oppose homosexuality to hire gay employees.” (Shane)

    WWJD? Would Jesus take it as force to hire someone that is gay – or would he treat them with dignity and as an equal? To me that is the real question – and if discrimination is what you want to support – can you truly say that is reflecting ‘Christ in you’?

  4. I can treat them with respect and dignity without endorsing their lifestyle. With the organization that I work for, which is Christian based, it woudl effect our mission, vision and values for us to hire staff that are living a lifestyle that contradicts those values.

    This doesn’t just go for homosexuals (and by that I mean those who are practicing, not just tempted by it), but living a lifestyle contrary to scripture and not being repentant… that could be any number of things. We all sin, but I’m referring to a pattern of justification of the behavior and non-repentance.

    You can accept people and still say you are not qualified at this time for leadership within this organization. Let’s flip this around. Do you think a GLBT group would want to hire me? It doesn’t make sense. This is an issue of liberty.

    Regarding what would Jesus do, you look at his disciples and left everything behind to follow Him. When he showed forgiveness to the woman at the well and the woman caught in adultery he said, “go and sin no more.” You and I won’t see eye to eye on this.

    When it comes to leadership, the Bible does talk about character qualities and qualifications for leadership. This is not the same thing however as accepting homosexuals (or people with other issues) into our churches and programs however.

    Think of it this way, it would be like asking somebody who is still a practicing alchoholic to lead a 12-step program. It wouldn’t make sense would it? I don’t think so.

  5. I can treat them with respect and dignity without endorsing their lifestyle. With the organization that I work for, which is Christian based, it woudl effect our mission, vision and values for us to hire staff that are living a lifestyle that contradicts those values.

    This doesn’t just go for homosexuals (and by that I mean those who are practicing, not just tempted by it), but living a lifestyle contrary to scripture and not being repentant… that could be any number of things. We all sin, but I’m referring to a pattern of justification of the behavior and non-repentance.

    You can accept people and still say you are not qualified at this time for leadership within this organization. Let’s flip this around. Do you think a GLBT group would want to hire me? It doesn’t make sense. This is an issue of liberty.

    Regarding what would Jesus do, you look at his disciples and left everything behind to follow Him. When he showed forgiveness to the woman at the well and the woman caught in adultery he said, “go and sin no more.” You and I won’t see eye to eye on this.

    When it comes to leadership, the Bible does talk about character qualities and qualifications for leadership. This is not the same thing however as accepting homosexuals (or people with other issues) into our churches and programs however.

    Think of it this way, it would be like asking somebody who is still a practicing alchoholic to lead a 12-step program. It wouldn’t make sense would it? I don’t think so.

  6. I can treat them with respect and dignity without endorsing their lifestyle. With the organization that I work for, which is Christian based, it woudl effect our mission, vision and values for us to hire staff that are living a lifestyle that contradicts those values.

    This doesn’t just go for homosexuals (and by that I mean those who are practicing, not just tempted by it), but living a lifestyle contrary to scripture and not being repentant… that could be any number of things. We all sin, but I’m referring to a pattern of justification of the behavior and non-repentance.

    You can accept people and still say you are not qualified at this time for leadership within this organization. Let’s flip this around. Do you think a GLBT group would want to hire me? It doesn’t make sense. This is an issue of liberty.

    Regarding what would Jesus do, you look at his disciples and left everything behind to follow Him. When he showed forgiveness to the woman at the well and the woman caught in adultery he said, “go and sin no more.” You and I won’t see eye to eye on this.

    When it comes to leadership, the Bible does talk about character qualities and qualifications for leadership. This is not the same thing however as accepting homosexuals (or people with other issues) into our churches and programs however.

    Think of it this way, it would be like asking somebody who is still a practicing alchoholic to lead a 12-step program. It wouldn’t make sense would it? I don’t think so.

  7. “With the organization that I work for, which is Christian based, it woudl effect our mission” (Shane)

    How so? Name a few things that would happen in an openly gay person worked as an admin assistant for you?

    “This doesn’t just go for homosexuals (and by that I mean those who are practicing, not just tempted by it), but living a lifestyle contrary to scripture and not being repentant” (Shane)

    So basically you can openly exclude anyone based on pretty much anything – since some things you know about another and their lifestyle (or sins) will only be partially known. If someone had a masterbation problem – how would you truly know this and what would constitute problem per se – so they could not be a leader? Same could be said for someone who left his wife for the cause of dis-like? How do we truly know what is the point one is an alcoholic and needs to be barred from leadership? Fact is, this is all based on what someone thinks – not what someone knows.

    “Do you think a GLBT group would want to hire me?” (Shane)

    Send them a resume and do a job interview – you never know – maybe it would be a good fit or something. It’s just a job anyways.

    “Regarding what would Jesus do…” (Shane)

    So Jesus would or would not discrimate against gay people working in his ‘holy’ organization? I just wanna know – are we pulling people closer to Jesus or shutting them out altogether (and those are doors God left us in control of – somewhat)?

    “it would be like asking somebody who is still a practicing alchoholic to lead a 12-step program” (Shane)

    That being said, being drunk and being gay do affect the mind differently I am guessing also (as far as functionality). To me it all seems – too narrow a way?

  8. “With the organization that I work for, which is Christian based, it woudl effect our mission” (Shane)

    How so? Name a few things that would happen in an openly gay person worked as an admin assistant for you?

    “This doesn’t just go for homosexuals (and by that I mean those who are practicing, not just tempted by it), but living a lifestyle contrary to scripture and not being repentant” (Shane)

    So basically you can openly exclude anyone based on pretty much anything – since some things you know about another and their lifestyle (or sins) will only be partially known. If someone had a masterbation problem – how would you truly know this and what would constitute problem per se – so they could not be a leader? Same could be said for someone who left his wife for the cause of dis-like? How do we truly know what is the point one is an alcoholic and needs to be barred from leadership? Fact is, this is all based on what someone thinks – not what someone knows.

    “Do you think a GLBT group would want to hire me?” (Shane)

    Send them a resume and do a job interview – you never know – maybe it would be a good fit or something. It’s just a job anyways.

    “Regarding what would Jesus do…” (Shane)

    So Jesus would or would not discrimate against gay people working in his ‘holy’ organization? I just wanna know – are we pulling people closer to Jesus or shutting them out altogether (and those are doors God left us in control of – somewhat)?

    “it would be like asking somebody who is still a practicing alchoholic to lead a 12-step program” (Shane)

    That being said, being drunk and being gay do affect the mind differently I am guessing also (as far as functionality). To me it all seems – too narrow a way?

  9. “With the organization that I work for, which is Christian based, it woudl effect our mission” (Shane)

    How so? Name a few things that would happen in an openly gay person worked as an admin assistant for you?

    “This doesn’t just go for homosexuals (and by that I mean those who are practicing, not just tempted by it), but living a lifestyle contrary to scripture and not being repentant” (Shane)

    So basically you can openly exclude anyone based on pretty much anything – since some things you know about another and their lifestyle (or sins) will only be partially known. If someone had a masterbation problem – how would you truly know this and what would constitute problem per se – so they could not be a leader? Same could be said for someone who left his wife for the cause of dis-like? How do we truly know what is the point one is an alcoholic and needs to be barred from leadership? Fact is, this is all based on what someone thinks – not what someone knows.

    “Do you think a GLBT group would want to hire me?” (Shane)

    Send them a resume and do a job interview – you never know – maybe it would be a good fit or something. It’s just a job anyways.

    “Regarding what would Jesus do…” (Shane)

    So Jesus would or would not discrimate against gay people working in his ‘holy’ organization? I just wanna know – are we pulling people closer to Jesus or shutting them out altogether (and those are doors God left us in control of – somewhat)?

    “it would be like asking somebody who is still a practicing alchoholic to lead a 12-step program” (Shane)

    That being said, being drunk and being gay do affect the mind differently I am guessing also (as far as functionality). To me it all seems – too narrow a way?

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