The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) threatens all businesses and Christian businessmen.
By TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty
The House Committee on Education and Labor held a propaganda hearing on September 23 to push for passage of the pro-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) bill known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Passage of ENDA is considered a key legislative battle for the LGBT movement. Once this is passed, sexual behaviors (including the 30+ sexual orientations listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) will also have federally-protected minority status under our civil rights laws.
Two of our staffers arrived early at the September 23 ENDA hearing in order to make sure we all had seats for the LGBT-engineered dog and pony show. When I arrived, Democrats refused to let me into the hearing. Of course, the room was full of male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals or she-males, but I was apparently considered a threat to their agenda. I firmly refused to be denied a seat at the hearing. Fortunately, with the help of the Republicans on the committee, I was finally given a seat so I could monitor the entire event.
The hearing was a farce. Republicans had two witnesses who testified against ENDA; the Democrats had seven witnesses. One of them was a male-to-female transsexual, she-male, or cross-dresser. I’m not sure what he was. He may have had a so-called sex change operation or he may have just been dressing like a woman and was still anatomically a male. In either case, he was a sad sight to see. Clearly, the man is psychologically disturbed or he wouldn’t be rejecting his birth sex to pretend to be a woman.
Witness after witness on the Democrat side testified about how important ENDA was to provide protection for lesbians, gays, and transgenders. They repeatedly referred to the importance of protecting a person’s “gender identity,” – which is code for cross-dressers, drag queens, transsexuals and she-males.
What the witnesses carefully avoided was the term “Gender Identity Disorder,” (GID) which is a mental disorder still listed in the DSM-IV-TR. The she-male testifying before the committee was displaying GID.
This is a treatable mental condition. GID individuals should never be considered a minority class under federal law. They need therapy not surgery or politically-motivated protection in our civil rights laws.
TVC’s ENDA Report
Traditional Values Coalition has just published its latest update to our report on ENDA and it is now posted on our web site.
Please download this report and email the link to your U.S. Senators and Representative. They need to understand GID, the LGBT agenda and the threat this legislation poses to every business owner with more than 15 employees in the U.S.
Here are some of the main points in the ENDA report:
ENDA strategists are using an incremental approach to impose the LGBT agenda on all Americans. They’re satisfied to get parts of their agenda in a bill and then return later to get other segments of the agenda enacted.
ENDA will be enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is headed by a pro-ENDA chairman. A lesbian activist, Chai Feldblum, may be on the EEOC as well. She wrote ENDA.
ENDA will force businesses to provide restroom and shower facilities for she-males and transsexuals.
ENDA will affect all public schools.
ENDA will invite costly lawsuits against business owners.
ENDA will create a hostile working environment for non-gay, bisexual, lesbian, or so-called transgender employees. Individuals who are critical of these sexual behaviors will be forced into retraining sessions to change their opinions.
ENDA is based on the false premise that homosexuality is in-born and that a person’s “gender identity” can be different from his birth sex. ENDA is legalizing and protecting a mental disturbance known as a Gender Identity Disorder.
There is no widespread and systematic of discrimination against LGBT individuals.
Sexual behaviors are not the same as race or other immutable characteristics.
ENDA threatens religious freedom.
Be sure to read our reports on two of the key witnesses at this ENDA hearing: Bradley Sears and William Eskridge.
TAKE ACTION: Contact your two U.S. Senators and Representative today and ask that they vote NO on ENDA in any form it takes. This legislation is unneeded and threatens the workplace.