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-Obama Administration to Force Faith-Based Organizations to Hire LGBT Folks?

by Dr. D ~ June 1st, 2015

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According to a source within the Obama administration, the President is planning to force all NPO’s receiving any kind of federal funds to hire LGBT folks even if they are faith-based organizations. From WND News:

The Obama administration is preparing to force every charitable organization receiving federal grants to end prohibitions on hiring people based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

In its latest “Friday Fax,” the Center for Family and Human Rights, or C-Fam, cites an unnamed but well-placed administration source, who says the administration is definitely headed in that direction.

“Our source told us that the administration is moving very quietly to insert sexual orientation and gender identity language into the application process for grantees. They cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and there is no exemption for religious believers,” said C-Fam President Austin Ruse.

“Quietly” appears to be the key word in this process. Ruse said this revelation comes as news to just about everyone.

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Response: Actually Christians should support civil rights and non-discrimination for all folks. However, hiring within religious organizations with faith-based personnel requirements is a ‘religious liberty’ issue. I saw this coming last year. This is nothing but the logical extension of an executive order issued by President Obama last summer that required all Federal contractors to cease discriminating against LGBT folks in their hiring.

Such large Christian NPO’s like World Vision, Catholic relief organizations, Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, and many others could be directly affected by this new order. However, the 9th Circuit did give World Vision permission to hire based upon religious faith as late as 2010 but this new development could change all of that considering the massive culture upheaval on this issue in the last 5 years. 

Just last year World Vision saw the hand ‘writing on the wall’ (coming from this administration and not from God) and announced that they would be hiring ‘gay’ Christians in same-sex marriages. A couple of days later they reversed their decision when many of their largest supporters objected. Now this issue will probably be revisited not only by World Vision but other Christian NPO’s which take money from the Feds.

The new executive order would follow a tradition by this administration to offer no real ‘religious exemptions’ at all and to challenge the Constitutional limits of religious liberty.  That policy is based upon President Obama’s understanding of the Constitution which would limit freedom of religion to ‘freedom of worship’ within the four walls of an official place of worship (Church, Synagogue, temple, etc.).

Up next, look for an attempt by this administration (or the next if a ‘progressive’ is elected president in 2016) to eliminate the tax-exempt non-profit status altogether for conservative religious organizations that limit their hiring and leadership positions based upon faith and Biblical teaching. Already the Obama IRS appointees have made it difficult for conservative organizations to receive NPO tax-exempt recognition. It is only going to get worse in the future.             *Top

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