President Obama recently used his “pen” to launch another attack on religious liberty. He signed an executive order requiring all federal contractors and subcontractors grant special treatment based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
Once again, our president has shown his strong hostility to religious expression in American life. Now, he is setting up Eric Holder’s Department of Justice to prosecute employers who have deeply-held convictions that certain kinds of sexual behavior are inconsistent with their moral or religious beliefs.
Thankfully, the executive order preserves an exemption put in place by President George W. Bush, which allows religious employers the freedom to favor employees of a certain religion, in making hiring decisions. So under the new rules, a religious university could fire a teacher because she’s not of that religious faith, but could not fire her for her homosexual practice.
God help us!