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Executive order prohibits firing of gays by U.S. government, contractors
Catholic Review ^ | 7/21/14 | Mark Pattison

Posted on 07/21/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT by Welchie25

President Barack Obama's executive order of July 21 has installed workplace rules forbidding the firing of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people by the federal government and federal contractors -- a key provision in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act languishing in Congress.

The U.S. bishops have opposed the bill, known as ENDA, which was passed by the Senate last November but was never scheduled for a vote in the House. The bill has been introduced in almost every Congress since 1994.

"Today's executive order is unprecedented and extreme and should be opposed," said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

"In the name of forbidding discrimination, this order implements discrimination," they said in a joint statement. "With the stroke of a pen, it lends the economic power of the federal government to a deeply flawed understanding of human sexuality, to which faithful Catholics and many other people of faith will not assent. As a result, the order will exclude federal contractors precisely on the basis of their religious beliefs."

Archbishop Lori and Bishop Malone and two bishops in an earlier posting July 21 on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' blog, addressed their opposition to the changes put in place by the executive order because it does not include a religious exemption and could keep Catholic agencies from getting federal contracts.

"To dismiss concerns about religious freedom in a misguided attempt to address unjust discrimination in the workplace is not to advance justice and tolerance. Instead, it stands as an affront to basic human rights and the importance of religion in society," the four bishops said.

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KEYWORDS: discrimination; executiveorder; homosexualagenda; illegaltofire; lgbt; obama; religiousfreedom

1 posted on 07/21/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT by Welchie25
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To: Welchie25

Jobs for life.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 2:33:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Welchie25

What if they are crappy employees?


3 posted on 07/21/2014 2:33:24 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Welchie25

gays are the real 1%...


4 posted on 07/21/2014 2:33:24 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Welchie25

“has installed workplace rules forbidding the firing of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people by the federal government and federal contractors”

Period? No matter what they do? If so, unenforceably overbroad. If not, really poor writing.

Either way, disgusting.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Welchie25

The Sodomy Enforcement Act of 2014.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 2:34:25 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Welchie25

Does this mean we can’t FIRE BHO?


7 posted on 07/21/2014 2:35:07 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: Welchie25

Obama thinks this will keep him from being fired when he comes out of the closet.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 2:37:08 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: kevslisababy

He can make a million rules, laws, policies, etc...but no one will comply with a man who issues orders and doesn’t follow the rule of law. The Founders wrote the Constitution exactly for tyrants like this. No wonder he wants to gut it.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 2:37:48 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Welchie25

So they won’t hire gays in the first place....problem solved.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Huskrrrr
What do you mean I can't fire you? I didn't know you were gay.

You are always so crumpy and angry. I figured you were just some freaky, weird, angry, leftist, nutcase, I didn't know you were a homosexual.... btw, what does that have to do with happy?

11 posted on 07/21/2014 2:40:14 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Welchie25

What is to stop an Conservative office manager in the federal government to claim that they are “Bi” and then firing every damned non-homosexual liberal that works there?


12 posted on 07/21/2014 2:40:21 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Welchie25

The American’s with Disabilities act had an immediate negative effect on hiring disabled people. The passage of special status for blacks to sue employers for racial discrimination had an immediate negative effect on hiring blacks. Sudden no-fire status for gays will mean an immediate halt to hiring them in the first place. Like everything Obama has attempted this too will have a reverse effect.

If you are so gay it can be spotted from low orbit you are probably a bad employee to begin with as at work you need to fit in and be a team player.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 2:42:40 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Welchie25

Claim your gay.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 2:44:18 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: Welchie25

I’m starting to believe that the mark of the beast as foretold in the Book of Revelation will have a lot to do with homosexuals and related perversions.

I can see how ‘Ye cannot buy nor sell lest you receive the mark of the beast’ may well come to pass in our lifetime.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 2:45:32 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Welchie25

Catholic bishops? Opposing something immoral? Say it isn’t so! (visions of Obamacare support.)


16 posted on 07/21/2014 2:45:37 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Welchie25

Suddenly every employee is gay and lazy.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 2:46:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Welchie25

The new guy that gets hired (for POTUS, that is) must be one who will reverse all of these idiot executive orders except the one where, in a moment of regret, says, “I Barack Obama have been a bad boy and nobody like me should ever be elected again.” Keep that one.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: Huskrrrr
And by a stroke of luck we happen to have millions of new applicants.

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19 posted on 07/21/2014 2:47:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Welchie25

Of all the stuff going on around the World, and the issues we have here at home, and our border THIS warrants his attention.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 2:48:43 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: rsobin

Just claim you’re bisexual....even if you are married to a member of the opposite sex, how are they going to prove you’re not.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 2:48:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Welchie25

If I don’t know they are faggots then how does this affect me?

On the other hand, If I know they are faggots, Why?


22 posted on 07/21/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Welchie25

Isn’t that sexual discrimination?


23 posted on 07/21/2014 2:51:12 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Don't worry about stuffing the bus or filling the fridge. Try filling the Church.)
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To: Welchie25

Now Obama will sign an executive order telling government to only hire gays ,then his Kingdom is Complete


24 posted on 07/21/2014 2:55:38 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Welchie25

Most of the places I worked had a “hire at will-fire at will” policy. They could hire you or let you go for any reason without having to explain themselves.

They also had a policy of “last hired-first fired” for employee reductions.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 2:57:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Community Organizing 101.
This little gem can be brought up later to beat Conservatives over the head when we go to get rid of it. Agitation, Agitation, Agitation. It is Alinsky through and through.

To the thread: If you have not done so yet, Read Dinesh D’souza’s book “America: Imagine a world without her”. That book will arm you with so much information you will have to read it twice. The info contained will completely eviscerate ANY liberal in debate.


26 posted on 07/21/2014 2:57:47 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: kevslisababy

crappy?

Literally? Could happen ...


27 posted on 07/21/2014 3:04:33 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: Welchie25

So gays cannot be fired even if they do the worst job ever or don’t show up, but straight people can be fired? Surely that is illegal.


28 posted on 07/21/2014 3:13:38 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202
Surely that is illegal.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 3:14:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Welchie25
You mean, for any reason whatsoever?

Maybe he'll run a third time so the Black "church" can support him again.

30 posted on 07/21/2014 3:23:48 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: kevslisababy

Gives new meaning to the term;

Sucks to be him...


31 posted on 07/21/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Huskrrrr
So if you sexual harass the opposite sex ..your fired..
But if you sexual harass the same sex...you can't be fired?
What if your bi and harass both sexes..your only reprimanded?
What if you a tranny..which sex count as gay harassment vs straight harassment?

In fact didn't Google of was it face book put out a list of some 50+ sexual genders?

.. To count as gay would you has to both be the same flavor of one the 50+ ?... in fact now that we have out brave new world of 50+ gender. .is ther such a thing as and opposite sex?. Use to be just the gays were confused. .now everyone is

32 posted on 07/21/2014 3:33:53 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: dfwgator

I just realized as I saw your picture, my hubby and his superiors have been following the multitude of steps that civil service requires to fire an employee that “works” for them. She’s gay. I bet all their work has been for nothing.

They’ve had to show her what she’s doing wrong, counsel her on how to do it right, give her so long to improve, when not improved, give her an improvement plan, more counseling, formal write ups, etc. It has dragged on now for about 1 year and of course, at every step she has reported them to EEO because according to her, they were discriminating because she was black. I wonder how long before she becomes aware of this.

I imagine when he gets home and I share this with him, he will not be happy.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 3:53:55 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: dfwgator

Someone I know hired an employee who was quite good at his job, was well liked by the customer, and was a hard worker. He was also very likely a homosexual, but the subject never came up in the workplace. Unfortunately, the work went away and he was let go. Thanks to this EO, I know that person would not be hired again - far too risky to have an employee who can’t be fired and could collect millions in damages in our court system. His job prospects just dropped dramatically.


34 posted on 07/21/2014 4:13:17 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Welchie25

Looks like Obama can’t be impeached, now that he has that rule.


35 posted on 07/21/2014 4:53:13 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: molson209

The end game is Millions dead.


36 posted on 07/21/2014 5:10:49 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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