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Lying, however, might get you fired

by Jeremy Hooper

In a newly issued Action Alert, those artisans of bullshitake at the American Family Association make a buttload of flawed assertions about ENDA (The Employment Non-Discrimination Act). This one really annoyed us:

ENDA is aimed at providing heightened protections for a particular sexual behavior - homosexuality. It would grant special consideration on the basis of "sexual orientation" that would not be extended to other employees in the workplace.

So why did this one rub is in a particularly wrong way? Well, because it's less truthful than even Pinocchio on April Fool's Day! And we're not just saying that on a level of pro-gay opinion -- we're saying it on a level of universal fact!

200805070906Ya see, sexual orientations are not limited to gay, lesbian, and bisexual. Heterosexuals are also part of that spectrum. And under ENDA, they would also be protected. Say we're talking about a wholly gay operated company called No Breeders Inc.. If a straight man were denied employment on the sole basis of his 'rosexuality, then he would most definitely have a case to make. And his legal footing would be much more concrete under this measure.

Under a perfect version of the bill, ALL people would be protected regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and not because of those characteristics. That's the point our opposition cannot or at least will not see: That the only thing being singled out under an inclusive ENDA is unfair bias. The only "special consideration" is to the idea that NOBODY deserves to have their biological desire used against them in the court of H.R.! It's certainly a more convenient strategy for the AFA to make it sound like gay folks would be getting bestowed with some sort of special power. However, unless heterosexuals are all planning on ripping their own capacity for attraction, love, and sex from their hearts and minds, then they will also be fully wrapped in ENDA's shroud of job protections!

It's one thing to hold discriminatory opinions. It's another to be downright untruthful. Unfortunately for their followers, the AFA is guilty of both.

ENDA: Work place is the Wrong Place for Sexual Politics [AFA]

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Your thoughts

I enjoyed the glaring contradiction in the alert:

"It would grant special consideration on the basis of 'sexual orientation' that would NOT BE EXTENDED TO OTHER EMPLOYEES in the workplace. "

Followed by...

"By DECLARING THAT ALL SEXUAL PREFERENCES ARE EQUALLY VALID, ENDA would change national policy supporting marriage and family."

(caps added for emphasis)

Posted by: zortnac | May 7, 2008 11:48:41 AM

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