Diatribe: Are Christians Who Oppose Equality Really Christians?
Knowing that Republican House Speaker John Boehner was never going to bring a nondiscrimination bill to the floor, advocates have demanded for years that President Obama sign an executive order instead. This morning, President Obama amended a standing executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Instead of creating a new nondiscrimination rule with an unnecessary and broad religious exemption, he simply added the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of impermissible bases for discrimination.
“It doesn’t make much sense, but today in America, millions of our fellow citizens wake up and go to work with the awareness that they could lose their job, not because of anything they do or fail to do, but because of who they are — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. And that’s wrong. We’re here to do what we can to make it right — to bend that arc of justice just a little bit in a better direction.” – President Barack Obama
Of course, his detractors, political adversaries disguised as well-meaning Christians are already up in arms and screaming that their “religious freedoms” are being trampled by a President run amok.
“In LGBT order, Obama elevates sexual deviancy, sexual disorders and sexual confusion above the First Amendment.” – American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer, via Twitter.
“President Obama has ordered employers to put aside their principles, and practices in the name of political correctness.” – Family Research Council vice president Peter Sprigg, via press release.
Personally, I’ve had enough of these right-wing extremists. And I’m really tired of them calling themselves Christians while they act like anything but! They’re not the least bit worried about their freedom to worship as they please … they’re worried about their freedom to discriminate. They are on the warpath and their sights are set on the LGBT community. End of story.
“America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people.” – President Barack Obama
In another day and age, if they were holding a copy of the Quran instead of the Bible, the actions of the likes of Fischer and Sprigg might be considered treasonous or, quite possibly, terrorist.
Are Christians who oppose equality really Christians? I think not.
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