“Homosexual and Cross-Dresser Protection Act?!” ENDA, Back With Vengeance!!

discriminationWhat is ENDA? Its the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. It is a piece of legislation proposed in the United States Congress that would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees. (Wikipedia) 

This legislation’s name may sound fair, but at its core its deceiving. In truth, it will give special rights to men and women who engage in homosexual behavior. In other words, it forces Christian schools,  colleges, businesses, day care facilities, and other organizations to employ people who are homosexual. It will allow homosexual and cross-dressers special privileges in the business arena. Businesses wont be allowed to fire such people even if their behavior hurts them financially. In addition, you will no longer be able to share your faith because its offensive. In other words, Biblical morality becomes illegal. How’s that for a piece of legislation?

This legislation was first proposed in 1994, but has been shut down time and time again. Today, its back with vengeance and considering the political climate in our society, you can only image the possibility of this being passed. We have a liberal majority, a strong homosexual media, and most importantly a president who supports homosexuality.

“…Biblical views on homosexuality are ‘outworn’ and must be discarded.” President Obamaaddressing a crowd of homosexuals and activists.

The goal of this administration is to crush any Biblical views that stand in their way of fundamentally transforming America. ENDA, is one way to reach that goal.

Our rights are literally at risk of being extinguished by a quick vote of Congress. The right to live and share our faith is on the table. We can’t just sit back and let it happen.

Did you know that in Canada a version of this bill is already law? Here is one example of what happened to a Christian ministry with this bill in affect.

“The evangelical Christian Horizons ministry, dismissed a lesbian employee for lying about her immoral sexual behavior. The woman sued under Ontario’s ENDA-type law. 

The ministry was fined $23,000, plus two years of back pay, and ordered to indoctrinate its Bible-believing employees in the homosexual agenda.” (Campaign Life Coalition in Canada April 15, 2008)

*This is only one of many examples. CLICK HERE to read more.  

In the US, New Mexico has issued an ENDA law. In Albuquerque a Christian photography business declined taking pictures of two lesbians. As a result the owners were fined $6,637 on top of all legal costs. (Read about it here) (again this is just one example of many in New Mexico) 

Shockingly, something similar will happen on a national scale if this legislation passes through Congress. And if passed, our President will sign it, no questions asked.

This legislation is already on the verge of becoming national law. If passed our freedoms will be sacrificed and Christians will end up with oppression like never before.

Now is the time to petition your elected officials to opposed any legislation that gives sexual preference higher priority than our religious freedoms. Now is the time to act.

Take action by Clicking Here (FRC Action) 

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23 responses to ““Homosexual and Cross-Dresser Protection Act?!” ENDA, Back With Vengeance!!

  1. These types of laws will continue to invade our nation; which makes it even more pressing for us (forgiven followers of the Lord Jesus Christ) to share the Gospel message with anyone and everyone we meet or know. Do I hear an amen? Look up for our Redemption is one day closer!
    Thanks for keeping us informed… be blessed
    Stephanie

  2. Hi Elissa, I have caught up with a few of your Posts and as always I very much appreciate the Truth you share, those seeds God tells us will bear good fruit as He keeps His Truth pure and those who have Spiritual eyes and ears to see and hear will be blessed but of course those who have itching ears will reject what does not agree with their fleshy agenda.

    I have Posted a few times on Homosexuality (see link below) and both Ron and I have been attacked because of it by those who are in it’s bondage but still welcome it. With my having been part of the Homosexual community but not sexually in the past, I understand what some don’t and so they are deceived into believing it is ok and just another lifestyle which we must accept and be tolerant of.

    Blog Post- http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/it-was-adam-and-eve-not-adam-and-steve/

    Yes as you shared Elissa in another Post, we are to Love even our enemies the same as Jesus Loved Judas even knowing his sinfulness and eternal Destiny and this was the same with the women caught in Adultery, the Pharisees, the Church Leaders and all Mankind, but He did not accept their sin, it grieved Him, Jesus was known as a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

    God tells us He works everything for good in our lives and that we will know those who seek to deceive us by their fruit, they have no Love, but those who fall into sin or who are in error in their Teaching having been deceived or trusting in their own understanding instead of asking for God’s wisdom, may still come to heart repentance, this is why we are to rebuke, correct and warn them and if we Love them we will, even those who are in our own families and who are known as Christians but walk in sin, will we be thanked, not always, we will be abused, rejected, ignored, hated, persecuted and even betrayed and killed, Jesus told us not to expect to be wordly popular if we walk as He does.

    2 Timothy 2:19-21 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let every one that nameth the Name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

    Thank you again Elissa my dear Sister in The Lord and God bless you and your Loved ones greatly.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

    • You are so right! We need to love everyone, that includes our enemies and those of the homosexual community. Love the people, hate the sin. 🙂 And I’ll have to check out that post! Thanks for sharing it with me. And may God richly bless both of you also!

  3. Your post gives me a lot of thoughts and mixed feelings and I’m going to share some, for what it’s worth.

    Discrimination is wrong. As you said above, we need to love everyone; a Christian reaches out to lost souls around him wherever the Lord gives opportunity. Some will hear that they need a Savior and some will rise up in arms against anyone who condemns their behavior. Then they point to examples of so-called Christian groups vociferously and physically persecuting evil-doers. Inquisitions and witch hunts; gay bashing; bombing abortion clinics, etc. They don’t want to find themselves getting the brunt of that again. I think if “Christians churches” had stood for and displayed the true spirit of Christ, we wouldn’t be in this mess today.

    You’re right about the media. There is a strong bias against Christianity and in favor of “freedom.” They will say Christians are indoctrinated, but they’re doing their best to indoctrinate people in what they consider to be open-minded thinking. They have various agendas and are quite capable of reporting only the truths they want people to see, to shape society’s thinking or feed sensationalism.

    Sad to say, a number of churches that claim Christianity are also confused about right and wrong. You and I understand this muddle, but the non-religious will say, “There are hundred of different churches out there claiming to be right. Some even ordain gays. If Christians can’t even agree among themselves, etc.” How can we expect a clear light to shine forth?

    The Christian church was founded and grew in a very immoral, ungodly society. None of the early Christians expected that they could pressure the government into passing laws against this or that. Christians in America have a particular struggle because they tend to look at the US as a newer version of Israel –a Christian nation– and feel a Christian government should be enacting Bible-based laws that forbid wrong-doings like abortion, etc. And there was a period of time after The Great Awakening when religious people did run North America; now they don’t anymore and they’re wailing about it. Welcome to the real world, where the US is as much ruled by “the prince of this world” as any other land.

    My husbands’ ancestors were Puritans; they came from England because the church was ruling their every action, and they set up exactly the same system in America, where the town council hired and fired the pastor and you had to be a member of the church to vote, etc. In the early US slavery was okay; other religious groups like Quakers were persecuted; Indians were massacred; racial discrimination was rampant and open. Christianity had a big impact, thank God, but it didn’t Christianize the whole nation. Ditto with us in Canada.

    It appears to us up here that American Christians are quick to cry foul if the government pokes its nose into religious affairs, yet they want to have a big say in what secular government decides. I don’t think Canadian Christians are inclined to view government with the same possessive zeal, but we’re more laid back in a lot of ways. For myself, I’m sad, but not surprised, to see the new laws that discriminate against Christians. Discrimination is wrong. The media pushes that idea, yet discriminates very much in their own way. However, they likely say, “Now Christians getting their own back and they don’t like it. Tough. Stop expecting favoritism.”

    In fact, the church is to govern the church. (And most churches have enough problems within themselves; they should try to get all their members on the same page rather than trying to fix society.) The secular government is to govern secular affairs. Would to God that the secular government would respect the Christians’ stand and not force us to do things that violate our principles, but persecution likely is coming, as was said above, and that’s not so unusual, considering what forces are running this world.

    • I agree, persecution is here and its getting worse. We are on a minor level now, but later it will be worse. And yes, there are Christians over time, who have done things in the ‘name’ of ‘Christianity.’ Like the Salem Witch Trials, and the Crusades, but I don’t believe that’s what God had in mind at all. Real Christians wouldn’t have done that. So the truth is, there are alot of people parading around as “Christians” yet they are not. And you are correct, we should never force Christianity on someone. This never was done in the Bible, nor is it Biblical to do. Accepting Christ is a choice people must make for themselves.
      As for countries themselves, throughout the Bible there are many examples of nations being judged by God for their immorality. And Biblically speaking, when a country turns their back on God, he gives them warnings, and eventually judgment comes. So too it is, sadly, with America.
      As for abortion, homosexuality, and things of that nature. God does want us to stand against the sin. We are a country ruled by ‘The People” not by the ‘government’, at least that was the original intent. So God has given us people the responsibility to stand up for the immorality of this nation. Which is what we are trying to do, but sadly many Christians are apathetic, and don’t care, which just shows the state of the churches condition. If the good people of the world do nothing, evil will thrive. That’s a fact, and I believe we will be held accountable by God, for not standing up for God’s Word. After all we are his hands and feet. 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your insights. 🙂

      • As far as persecution goes, I’m actually more afraid of Islam taking over. But and however. Yes, Christians need to stand for truth and morality. The question is, stand where? In Congress or in the churches themselves (where you see some immorality, too.) Maybe both places, as the Lord leads, but let’s start in our churches. Then reach out to others with the saving Gospel.

        The Old Testament was a record of God dealing with a nation, and nations relating to that nation. On God’s part this is still true: the nation that honors Him and His laws will have a certain blessing. But the Kingdom of Christ is a separate entity and our responsibility is primarily within Christ’s kingdom, not in fixing a secular government.

        As for the States being a government “by the people”, this is exactly what you’re seeing. The majority of North Americans are not practicing Christians now and our governments are ruling according to the dictates of the majority who have no conscience of sin. And they have outlawed SIN now; even talking about sin is out. People who say there is such as thing as SIN are getting slammed, but we still have to stand for truth. The only way this picture will change is when individual hearts are converted to the truth and become the majority again. A wonderful thought!

        While I share your concerns and agree with what you’re saying, I’m afraid the devil is distracting Christians from the real battle; we are becoming too focused on righting wrongs outside our jurisdiction (we are only ambassadors in this world) and the things where we do have jurisdiction (sin in the brotherhood, loving the world, etc.) are sliding under the carpet and becoming ugly bumps non-Christians are happily pointing out.

      • I have to agree with you on the Islamic thing. Sad, but true. But I do believe we need to stand not just in our churches, but also in our culture. So both. Because if we didn’t then immorality would abound, even more so. For It is the good Christians of the world, who have put a stop to it all these years, however over time we have become complacent and therefore more Christians have decided to stay out of it, adding to the issues at hand. As you stated, I do believe the problem originates in the church, for they have become lukewarm in nature. And sadly, as you said, the word sin has become offensive even in the church, and pastors fail to preach about it because of fear of loosing ‘their congregation.’ This should not be so!
        And by all means, converting more to Christianity will effect the populace to do whats right. If only that would happen. 🙂 And I do believe Christians should run for office, etc. This is part of how we impact people. Do I believe this issue is above others NO. I believe the teaching the church, reaching non-believers, standing for morality are all a part of what we do as believers. I can’t sit back and allow such immorality to abound when we have a say in our society. I feel from the Lord, thats part of what we are called to do. Does that downplay the church issues, By far no, they are all important issues. And as you said, the root of the problem is the church. I agree with that. Its just heartbreaking to see prayer removed, Bibles removed, homosexuality okay-ed, drugs okay-ed, abortion okay-ed, the lukewarm church okay-ed. And we sit back and do nothing, it just proves we are heading to the last days. And just because we are in the last days doesn’t mean we are okay-ed to let it happen, each generation before us thought it was the last days. This is no excuse. But either way, I can’t wait for his return! Come Lord Jesus Come!! And thank you again my sweet sister for your response. I just love hearing it. 🙂 God bless you!!

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