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Obama Nominee: Society Should ‘Not Tolerate Private Beliefs’ That ‘Adversely Affect’ Homosexuals
CNS News ^ | 1/18/10 | Matt Cover

Posted on 01/18/2010 8:56:59 AM PST by wagglebee

(CNSNews.com) - Chai Feldblum, the Georgetown University law professor nominated by President Obama to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has written that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual “equality.”

Feldblum, whose nomination was advanced in a closed session of the Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on December 12, published an article entitled “Moral Conflict and Liberty: Gay Rights and Religion” in the Brooklyn Law Review in 2006.

“Just as we do not tolerate private racial beliefs that adversely affect African-Americans in the commercial arena, even if such beliefs are based on religious views, we should similarly not tolerate private beliefs about sexual orientation and gender identity that adversely affect LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] people,” the Georgetown law professor argued.

Feldblum’s admittedly “radical” view is based on what she sees as a “zero-sum game” between religious freedom and the homosexual agenda, where “a gain for one side necessarily entails a corresponding loss for the other side.”

“For those who believe that a homosexual or bisexual orientation is not morally neutral, and that an individual who acts on his or her homosexual orientation is acting in a sinful or harmful manner (to himself or herself and to others), it is problematic when the government passes a law that gives such individuals equal access to all societal institutions,” Feldblum wrote.

“Conversely, for those who believe that any sexual orientation, including a homosexual or bisexual orientation, is morally neutral, and that an individual who acts on his or her homosexual or bisexual orientation acts in an honest and good manner, it is problematic when the government fails to pass laws providing equality to such individuals.”

Feldblum argues that in order for “gay rights” to triumph in this “zero-sum game,” the constitutional rights of all Americans should be placed on a “spectrum” so they can be balanced against legitimate government duties.

All beliefs should be equal, regardless of their source, Feldblum says. “A belief derived from a religious faith should be accorded no more weight—and no less weight—than a belief derived from a non-religious source.” According to Feldman, the source of a person’s belief – be it God, spiritual energy, or the five senses – “has no relevance.”

'Identity liberty' versus 'belief liberty'

Feldblum does recognize that elements of the homosexual agenda may infringe on Americans’ religious liberties. However, Feldblum argues that society should “come down on the side” of homosexual equality at the expense of religious liberty. Because the conflict between the two is “irreconcilable,” religious liberty -- which she also calls "belief liberty" -- must be placed second to the “identity liberty” of homosexuals.

“And, in making the decision in this zero sum game, I am convinced society should come down on the side of protecting the liberty of LGBT people,” she wrote.

“Protecting one group’s identity liberty may, at times, require that we burden others’ belief liberty. This is an inherent and irreconcilable reality of our complex society,” Feldblum wrote.

“But in dealing with this conflict, I believe it is essential that we not privilege moral beliefs that are religiously based over other sincerely held core, moral beliefs. Laws passed pursuant to public policies may burden the belief liberty of those who adhere to either religious or secular beliefs.”

The full Senate must now vote on Feldblum's nomination, but a date for that vote has not yet been set.

As an EEOC commissioner, Feldblum would rule on cases involving alleged violations of federal employment law, including gender, age, and race discrimination.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
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Because the conflict between the two is “irreconcilable,” religious liberty -- which she also calls "belief liberty" -- must be placed second to the “identity liberty” of homosexuals.

In other words, the immoral behavior of two percent of the population is more important than the religious beliefs of the majority.

1 posted on 01/18/2010 8:57:03 AM PST by wagglebee
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To: AliVeritas; All

Thanks to AliVeritas for the tip.


2 posted on 01/18/2010 8:58:54 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

The Thought Police are coming.


3 posted on 01/18/2010 8:59:45 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: wagglebee

Well, here’s a ‘private belief’ for ya. Sodomy is an unnatural act punishable by an eternity in Hell.


4 posted on 01/18/2010 9:00:01 AM PST by thethirddegree
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5 posted on 01/18/2010 9:00:50 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Call you senators and tell them to vote no on this nutcase and be sure to tell them why. This article should provide sufficient ammunition.


6 posted on 01/18/2010 9:01:51 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: thethirddegree

Barry bringing sexual degeneracvy to mainstream America ... demonic hope and change arriving?


7 posted on 01/18/2010 9:01:56 AM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: thethirddegree

Barry bringing sexual degeneracvy to mainstream America ... demonic hope and change arriving?


8 posted on 01/18/2010 9:02:06 AM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: thethirddegree

Barry bringing sexual degeneracy to mainstream America ... demonic hope and change arriving?


9 posted on 01/18/2010 9:02:26 AM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: wagglebee

place


10 posted on 01/18/2010 9:04:16 AM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: wagglebee; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


11 posted on 01/18/2010 9:04:40 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: wagglebee
Chai Feldblum,.....has written that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Maybe he might like to have a little dose of the freedom that he espouses before he foists it on others.

A noose can be arranged, and he can dance at the end of it for a minute or two. Maybe that will change his totalitarian views to experience a little totalitarianism.

If not , then he will have to subjugate us through force. Bring it on Chai.

12 posted on 01/18/2010 9:05:32 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: MHGinTN

“Demonic” is becoming a seemingly accurate term with which to describe all these people Obama is attempting to put into places of power.


13 posted on 01/18/2010 9:06:50 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: wagglebee

Not tolerate anti-homosexuality at all, eh? Even in religion?
Well then-—I guess that means the first target is Islam, and it’s outta here,right? Hard to top a religion that calls for stoning and execution of homosexuals.
Chai can’t ignore that, right.....right?


14 posted on 01/18/2010 9:09:12 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: wagglebee

“society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual “equality.””

By the time this is over, we’re gonna have to have heads on pikes.


15 posted on 01/18/2010 9:09:59 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: wagglebee
Just damn. Radical indeed. Georgetown University professor?!!! What a travesty. St. Ignatius, pray for us (and the order you founded).

It could read, "Society Should 'Not Tolerate Private Beliefs'" period. There is no line that stops how this Thought Police could be used if this is permitted.

U.S. Senate. Just say "NO" to this confirmation.

16 posted on 01/18/2010 9:10:05 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: wagglebee
The Constitution specifically protects religious freedom. The Constitution makes no provision for homosexuals.

To quote Andrew Dice Clay, "The Dice Man" ~

"You want 'gay rights?' I'll give you 'gay rights'... Here's 10% off of Vaseline, now get the f^&% back in the closet!

;-/

17 posted on 01/18/2010 9:11:35 AM PST by Gargantua (Appropriate that the re-birth of our great nation WILL be delivered by a woman.)
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To: thethirddegree

Since these people don’t believe in Hell anyway, please allow me to edit your remark:

“Sodomy is an unnatural act punishable by” AIDS.


18 posted on 01/18/2010 9:12:32 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: wagglebee

Simply another spearhead in the cosmic war on Christianity.


19 posted on 01/18/2010 9:15:17 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: thethirddegree
Well, here’s a ‘private belief’ for ya. Sodomy is an unnatural act punishable by an eternity in Hell.

And you're not even trying to say that your belief should be the law of the land. Which is just as well since there's already a higher law for that and an ultimate Judge to enforce it.

20 posted on 01/18/2010 9:16:31 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: hsalaw

belief liberty” — must be placed second to the “identity liberty” of homosexuals/Logic not in use.


21 posted on 01/18/2010 9:16:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: ClearBlueSky

You know for a fact that Islam won’t be one of the targets of this suppression of religious beliefs,

because the war isn’t between homos and religion,

it’s between the world and Christianity. And Islam is on their side.


22 posted on 01/18/2010 9:17:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: wagglebee
"...it is essential that we not privilege moral beliefs that are religiously based over other sincerely held core, moral beliefs..."

The ignorant fuffter is confusing "other sincerely-held core moral beliefs" with what is actually the complete absence of morals. Take her out back and shoot her, or take her to the arctic and put her on an ice floe. She has outlived any usefulness to society.

;-/

23 posted on 01/18/2010 9:17:56 AM PST by Gargantua (Appropriate that the re-birth of our great nation WILL be delivered by a woman.)
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To: wagglebee

this is about par on the libtard circuit


24 posted on 01/18/2010 9:18:17 AM PST by sten
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To: wagglebee
exactly backwards as usual.

Society should not tolerate Homosexuals, their perverted lifestyles, or the threat they pose to society in general.

Homosexuals should be locked away in asylums along with most liberals so they can get the help they so dearly need.

25 posted on 01/18/2010 9:21:03 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: wagglebee

These people are insane. I have never heard of a more radical group of people in government than this one.


26 posted on 01/18/2010 9:21:25 AM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: wagglebee

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; this is an abomination”—Leviticus 18:22.


27 posted on 01/18/2010 9:21:28 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ("Free" Healthcare + Citizenship for Lawbreakers = Democrats Forever! Buenos Dias!)
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To: Candor7
Chai is a female.

Her reasoning seems to be that it should be illegal even to think thoughts which she disapproves of. This goes beyond just punishing people for things they say out loud...by her logic the government should be hauling people in and pressuring them to reveal what their opinions are on these issues. Maybe they will decide that waterboarding has a valid use after all.

Of course hate crimes legislation operates on the assumption that the government can punish thought, but there at least there has to be some kind of overt act before the government gets involved.

28 posted on 01/18/2010 9:22:36 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: wagglebee

“...has written that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” “

What is it about this particular sexual perversion that makes it so holy in some peoples’ eyes?


29 posted on 01/18/2010 9:23:08 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: wagglebee

What don’t these morons understand about the word “PRIVATE”? It’s nobody’s business what I believe in private! And it’s none of my business what those perverts do in private. Keep it out of sight and we won’t bother you.

< /rant >


30 posted on 01/18/2010 9:24:14 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: wagglebee

What if, in the spirit of compromise, we simply cease to tolerate personal beliefs that threaten the Constitution of the United States?


31 posted on 01/18/2010 9:25:25 AM PST by paulycy (The Liberals' DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE CRIMES.)
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To: TalBlack

Because it is a refutation and corruption of God’s crowning creation - humans.

Genesis 5:1
...When God created human beings, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them “human beings.”


32 posted on 01/18/2010 9:27:22 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Let's Roll
“Sodomy is an unnatural act punishable by” AIDS.

All AIDS stems from queerdom. The innocent baby born with it, the unsuspecting recipient of a tainted blood transfusion, the unwitting sexual partner of someone who passes it on, the needle user that shares one with an AIDS person. All of it passed on by a queer somewhere along the line.

Billions spent on the queer disease and billions more to come.

Treat the innocent babies and transfusion victims and let the ones who brought it on themseves look out for themselves and by all means stop queers from donating blood.

I'm a radical though - one who is sick and tired of paying for these chosen life styles..

33 posted on 01/18/2010 9:27:26 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: wagglebee
“A belief derived from a religious faith should be accorded no more weight—and no less weight—than a belief derived from a non-religious source.”

Ok then, I believe murder should be completely legal.

And my view should carry equal weight with any other belief system.

34 posted on 01/18/2010 9:28:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: JimRed
"It’s nobody’s business what I believe in private!"

Sad that it took 30 posts to get to this fundamental truth...

35 posted on 01/18/2010 9:28:15 AM PST by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: wagglebee

The left in this country won’t be satisfied until everyone who doesn’t think exactly the way they do is lobotomized.


36 posted on 01/18/2010 9:30:30 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Bush at his worst was still better than Obama at his best.)
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To: TalBlack
What is it about this particular sexual perversion that makes it so holy in some peoples’ eyes?

A society of childless hedonists is easy to keep satisfied. Such people aren't likely to worry about future beyond their own lifespan. Also it takes care of the excess population (according to environmentalists, all population is excess.)

37 posted on 01/18/2010 9:34:52 AM PST by Greysard
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To: wagglebee

So much for freedom of conscience


38 posted on 01/18/2010 9:35:45 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: wagglebee

Hmmm. Should we tolerate not so private beliefs that are shoving socialist ideology down our throats (that’s for you, Barney!)?


39 posted on 01/18/2010 9:41:41 AM PST by SpinyNorman (Carbon credits are designed to be the slush fund of the New World Order.)
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To: wagglebee

So, basically what he is saying is that we should not be allowed to have our own private beliefs? This is amazing.


40 posted on 01/18/2010 9:42:00 AM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: wagglebee

”Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”
Mark Twain


41 posted on 01/18/2010 9:44:05 AM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: wagglebee
“Protecting one group’s identity liberty may, at times, require that we burden others’ belief liberty. This is an inherent and irreconcilable reality of our complex society,” Feldblum wrote.

Identity liberty??? I'm going to be charitable and assume that this barbarism refer to the freedom to believe that you are whatever you believe yourself to be.

The Freedom to Pretend trumps Freedom of Speech in this New Democratic America!

Yikes! This woman is clinically insane.

42 posted on 01/18/2010 9:49:59 AM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: Verginius Rufus

Chai needs her field plowed.What an Orwellian scheme! How does she get around that Orwellian bit?

Seems a bit stupid to me.


43 posted on 01/18/2010 9:52:49 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Verginius Rufus
Chai is a female (like Rosie O'Donnell is)

If you hate America, you have a lawyer

44 posted on 01/18/2010 9:53:23 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Verginius Rufus
The enemy of Free Speech. Her denegration of individual liberty is in itself a hate crime.Some one should call her in it.Mark Steyn recently fought the Human Rights Commission of Canada who wanted to censor and fine him for publishing the historical truth about radical Islam and Sharia LAw. We should not be going down that slippery slope.
45 posted on 01/18/2010 9:58:48 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: TalBlack

See a “Belief Crime” law in our future?


46 posted on 01/18/2010 10:01:53 AM PST by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: MrB

I know that; but when utter morons like this say such things publicly they should be HELD to it re. Islam or be made to admit that their target is Christianity( and freedom) only.
This from a person who sounds Jewish( by the last name). Someone has to confront such people- ask them directly- “do you mean Islam should not be tolerated in this country? It believes (this) re. homosexuality. Get him on record.
This infuriates and sickens me. It’s nothing less than cultural suicide that is being promoted.


47 posted on 01/18/2010 10:02:31 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Candor7

48 posted on 01/18/2010 10:03:02 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yup. She is a real knob gobbler.


49 posted on 01/18/2010 10:05:32 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: wagglebee

ANOTHER letter to my senators bookmark.


50 posted on 01/18/2010 10:06:44 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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