Friday, May 29, 2015

Obama poised to force faith-based organizations who to consider for employment

When George W. Bush announced his plans for "faith-based initiatives" as a way for religious organizations to assume a greater role in providing social services to those in need, I was instantly worried. While on the surface it sounds great, my gut told me that as soon as we began federally funding faith-based programs, as Bush's program advocated, that such programs would be beholden to government demands. My concerns came to fruition this week.

According to a report published yesterday by the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)The Obama Administration is poised to require faith-based recipients of federal grants to accept applications from LGBT individuals. And, as reported by Breitbart, "By executive order last summer, President Obama amended the Johnson-era federal order on non-discrimination in hiring by federal contractors to include non-discrimination based on “sexual orientation and gender identity.

As a bit of background, the Johnson-era order was amended in 2002 by President George Bush to include a religious exemption so that faith-based groups would not be forced to hire those in opposition to their teachings. It is unclear whether grant recipients have similar protections. And even those protections are under assault by those who want all such exemptions ended.

According to C-Fam, federal agencies are now being pressured to make this change without a subsequent executive order and that the State Department legal office is telling the White House that this is not a legal matter but a matter of policy.

But what this really reveals is a cultural coup, exposing how much Constitutional government was driven away a long time ago and replaced with a totalitarian monstrosity that has simply waited for the right moment to reveal itself. 

Most of us are well aware of the extreme actions taken by Barack Obama through executive orders, but in this case he doesn’t even need his pen and phone to overturn the culture. It is 'not a legal matter but a matter of policy.' Federal money is federal power and there are no limits on it. Faith-based groups will need to throw out the faith or choose to wither and die.

Even if we get a better President who stops this garbage, Barack Obama has now set precedents that the next Liberal secularist in power (whether Republican or Democrat) will want to uphold, restore, and build upon."

Does anyone see any good coming out of any of this?

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