Back when we had established churches in the various states, they got special favors. People had to support them with taxes and had to defer to them in various ways.
So now the established church of the Federal Government is LGBT culture. Employers who wish to have or maintain Federal Contracts are required to actively recruit homosexual employees.
Yes, they are required to actively recruit homosexuals. Robert Gagnon helpfully points out:
Executive Order 11246 (paragraph (1) of section 202) now reads:
“During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows: (1) The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the contracting officer setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.”
The Obama Administration is legislating belief. They have effectively outlawed anyone who believes that marriage is an institution involving one man and one woman from being permitted to identify themselves if they work for any Federal Contractor. They either pretend or else they are guilty of creating a “hostile work environment.”
The Heritage Foundations, The Daily Signal also points out,
Today’s executive order also does not contain a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) exemption. BFOQs, which other employment laws contain, allow employers to make employment decisions so long as those decisions are honestly related to job qualifications. For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act contains a BFOQ that allows employers to take sex into account: hiring a female camp counselor at an all-girls sleep-away summer camp, for example, which might otherwise seem to be “sex discrimination.” Today’s executive order has no provision that protects organizations with jobs where one’s sexual orientation or gender identity is a bona fide occupational qualification that is reasonably connected to the mission of the organization and the responsibilities of the job.
This is so ridiculous. If you are a Federal contractor and you have a sales department, you are supposed to have no problem with a man on your sales force wearing lipstick and a dress to go meet clients and introducing himself as a woman.
And it is all based on a known lie—that homosexuals are just born that way. Intelligent homosexuals have shown extensively that there is no basis for this claim, but it is still the basis for applying civil rights laws to moral behavior.
The good news is that Jesus is not mocked. The Federal Government is now officially taking a side against moral behavior on the pretext that it is a civil rights issue. God will continue to reduce the power and wealth of this Federal Government. As it presses this cult on resistant nations, it will continue to sink in influence while other nations rise in prominence.