Skip to comments.Obama's LGBT Order: Here are 2 Things Churches and Christian Non-Profits Should Know
Posted on 07/22/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for federal contractors. What does this mean for Christian organizations that remain faithful to the biblical teaching on homosexual behavior?
Here are two main points that those groups need to be aware of:
First, the order only applies to government contractors and sub-contractors, it does not apply to groups that receive government grants. Most religious non-profits that provide services for the government do so through a government grant. They would not be affected.
A grant recipient is awarded money for general purpose, but how that purpose is fulfilled is decided by the recipent and spelled out in their grant proposal. Contractors and sub-contractors are hired to provide specific products or services.
Second, there is no blanket exemption for religious organizations, but Obama did maintain the religious hiring exemption that was put in place during the George W. Bush administration. The religious hiring exemptions says that faith-based organizations are allowed to only hire adherents of their faith.
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Do churches exclude people?
No Christian service, church, foundation or any other Christian organization should be taking ANY government money at all. That is voluntarily putting themselves in the position of being legislatively or EO blackmailed. It’s like being on welfare. It becomes hard to consider finding work when it means a diminiution of or tiny increase in income.
3rd - Is an executive order “valid law”?
Wow, I didn’t know there were that many!
Violation of church and state separation that never gets mentioned because lib nonprofits are in the .gov tank.
**First, the order only applies to government contractors and sub-contractors, it does not apply to groups that receive government grants. Most religious non-profits that provide services for the government do so through a government grant. They would not be affected. **
Is that the entire list or did it just go through the letter “A”?
Sorry, I went back to look — now I see the whole alphabet at the top of the page.
That’s a hugh amount of contractors!
They would not be affected. **
For now. It is coming within Obama's last two years.
I agree. In Germany, the churches have become adjuncts of the state.