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Citizens Urged to Voice Concern Over Passage of ENDA

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The most radical non-discrimination act in the nation’s history is up for a vote on April 21. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will force employers of 15 or more people to hire homosexual and transgendered people, including Christian organizations, and even schools where children could be taught by cross-dressing teachers. Andrea Lafferty, executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, writing for OneNewsNow.com, sent out an alert to all concerned citizens about the ramifications of this bill should it pass. This law will “force every public school in America to hire transgendered teachers and forbid their re-assignment out of the classroom,” she writes. “Currently, 38 states do not make 'gender identity' into a protected minority under law.  But once Barack Obama signs ENDA, this will change. ‘Gender Identity’ is actually a Gender Identity Disorder (GID) listed as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association.  A GID person thinks he or she is the opposite sex.” What supporters of ENDA don’t want the public to know is that if ENDA passes, it will overturn the laws of those 38 states. “Every state will be forced to make cross-dressers, drag queens, transsexuals, and she-males* [a man who is female from the waist up and male from the waist down] into protected classes," Lafferty writes. "Therefore, every school district in America will be forbidden by law to reassign any she-male teacher because this would be considered ‘discrimination.’  Thus, children will be trapped in classes taught by men who dress as women, and students will be indoctrinated to affirm that this is normal behavior.” Poorly written non-discrimination laws have already been wreaking havoc in public schools in some states. As Lafferty recounts:    • In 2008, students and parents were outraged to learn that a female music teacher at California's Foxboro Elementary School underwent surgery to become a man. Parents were not informed about this so-called sex change in advance so they could remove their children from her class. In addition, the kids were required to refer to her as "Mister." The school district refused to notify parents about this she-male's so-called sex change because of "privacy laws" – that is, federal HIPPA laws.   • In 2006, students in New York's Batavia High School were forced to remain in the class of a male teacher who was undergoing so-called surgical transition to female.  Parents were refused the right to opt their children out of his class because he claimed protection under New York's disability laws, and, therefore, had to be accommodated by the school district.   • In 1999, Minnesota music teacher Alyssa Williams underwent a so-called sex change operation from male to female while teaching at a Middle School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.  Parents were angered when their children were subjected to this man's bizarre sexual transformation. The school superintendent said they could not reassign the man to another position because it would have violated state law which gave special protected rights to transgendered individuals. She goes on to point out that if ENDA passes, Christian businesses, Christian camps, Christian child care, Christian bookstores, Christian TV and radio stations will be forced to hire individuals whose behavior is in violation of their religious tenets. This situation is being made even more serious since the recess appointment of the radical lesbian activist and co-author of the law, Chai Feldblum, who is now serving on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which would help enforce the law if passed. Feldblum signed a statement in support of polyamorous relationships (those involving three or more sexual partners) and has voiced her belief that sexual liberty should trump religious liberty.   "There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty," Feldblum once said, "but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that's the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner." ENDA can and must be stopped, Lafferty says, and warns the public that most members of Congress are unaware of the full ramifications of this bill, especially where it will impact children. “U.S. representatives in Congress, many hoping to avoid tough votes as they focus on their reelection, must learn what this bill would mean for schools and for kids.  Impressionable young children should be protected from these teachers who are undergoing their own identity crises.” For this reason, the Coalition has launched the ENDAhurtskids.com campaign which is designed to educate parents and grandparents about the dangers of this new law. For more information, visit http://www.endahurtskids.com/    © All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly®/Women of Grace®  http://www.womenofgrace.com

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