More news of manipulation and betrayal from Washington.
The more we look at how our representatives behave, the more we realize they don’t have our best interests at heart. They play political games, intimidating people who want to stand up for traditional rights and values.
You’ll be shocked to hear how many of your conservative leaders were willing to back an amendment that protected LGBT rights, but violated religious liberties.
It seems the modern left cares deeply about the 1-3 percent of the population that’s gay, but hates the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe in God.
Western Journalism discusses a new bill that would punish companies for discriminating against LGBT employees, preventing them from getting contracts. An attempt was made to add in protection for religious liberty, but that was soundly removed:
The Maloney amendment [from Rep. Sean Maloney, D-N.Y.] took out language placed by Republicans in the National Defense Authorization Act granting a religious liberty exception for federal contractors to Obama’s executive order. In other words, if employers have sincerely held religious beliefs regarding LGBT matters, they could not be excluded from obtaining federal contracts.
Democrats, upset at the changed votes by some Republican members last Thursday without following normal practice, began chanting, “Shame! Shame! Shame!”
This is how your leadership behaves.
When someone stands up for constitutionally protect religious liberty, they shout and scream like school yard children. Apparently protecting gays is more moral to them than protecting citizens’ deeply held religious beliefs. That’s shameful.
In that vote, 29 Republicans joined Democrats in seeking to uphold Obama’s LBGT executive order, without the religious liberty exception. Wednesday night, 14 more joined the Democrats, meaning the Maloney amendment passed, 223-195, as part of the Energy & Water Appropriations Bill (see how you member voted here).
Despite this, the Democrats ultimately lost this fight. But the war isn’t over.
As long as Obama is in the White House, he will continue to push his LBGT agenda, at the cost of American’s religious freedoms. Just what kind of country does he want us to live in? Certainly not America.
The Daily Signal’s Ryan T. Anderson has some common sense on the matter:
“Congress should not be ratifying Obama’s radical transgender agenda and imposing these outcomes on private employers just because they contract with the government. All Americans should be free to contract with the government without penalty because of their reasonable beliefs about contentious issues. The federal government should not use government contracting to reshape civil society about controversial issues that have nothing to do with the federal contract at stake.”
But the federal government will continue to use whatever resource available to push their agenda. Federal contracts is just one of them. Until we get these monsters out of office (including turncoat Republican), these fights will continue.
Source: Western Journalism