FRC Obama Plans to Impose Homosexuality
December 02 2009 2:20 PM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
The Family Research Council, a conservative Christian organization, sent out a fund-raising action alert claiming that President Barack Obama wants to "impose homosexuality and silence Christianity in workplaces."
The letter focuses its attention on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would provide legal protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
"Truthfully, it should be called the 'Discrimination Against Christians in the Workplace Act,'" writes FRC president Tony Perkins.
The FRC makes false accusations that the bill would require employees to remove Bibles from their desk and force churches to hire cross-dressers.
While ENDA would prohibit discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation and gender identity, the law would apply only to civilian nonreligious employers with over 15 employees.
ENDA has been introduced in Congress several times since 1994, but it has never passed. In 2009, with President Obama's support, a transgender-inclusive ENDA was introduced.