ENDA TRAMPLES CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE
By Rev. Ted Pike
26 Jan 10
When is a Christian obligated to disobey an evil government and
face possible persecution, imprisonment—even death? It is when
government would require the Christian to disobey God and help corrupt
his fellow man. The Anti-Defamation League’s church and workplace
hate crimes bill, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, would
cause countless American employers to face this choice.
If approved by the US House in mid-February and later by the Senate
and president, ENDA would require Christian employers to hire qualified
homosexuals and not fire them because of their sexual orientation.
It would exponentially heighten the likelihood of “harassment” lawsuits
against Christian employers who witnessed to homosexual employees.
ENDA thus coerces Christians to be “unequally yoked” with
Scripture commands: “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful
works of darkness but rather reprove them.” (Eph. 5:11) The Bible
requires Christians to not even eat with so-called Christians who practice
sexual immorality (1 Cor. 5:11). ENDA would make it illegal for
Christian churches, organizations and employers to observe this command
of our faith.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964¸ from which ENDA receives
its authority, is unclear about a church’s obligation to not “discriminate” against
minorities. But ENDA could easily be used to force churches to hire
homosexuals in at least non-spiritual positions. All it takes is a
decree from Attorney General Eric Holder, upheld by President Obama.
The ADL and a cluster of Jewish organizations in America, along with
other liberal groups, are now pressuring Holder to force Christian
churches and organizations to hire homosexuals. 
Already Happening in Canada
About five years ago in Canada, a Christian church school discovered
it unknowingly hired a practicing homosexual. When they attempted to
fire him, he immediately appealed for protection under Canada’s
anti-hate law. The government told school authorities they would be
fined and imprisoned if they fired him. The church capitulated.
The Bible prophesies that someday Anti-Christ will require all people
to receive his mark, “666,” on their forehead or the back
of their hand. Refusal means starvation. In that day, millions will
rationalize that survival outweighs moral objections. But Christ says
anyone who cooperates will be cast into hell (Rev. 14:9-11). Is it
a lesser compromise for Christians to hire homosexuals as staff workers—including
PE coaches and summer camp counselors—to be mentors and examples
for Christian youth? By accepting ENDA’s requirement of a “criticism-free
zone” for homosexuals, Christian leaders will provide a perfect
base of operation for sodomites and pedophiles to prey on Christian
youth, even recruiting them into sexual perversion. Clearly, if any
church in our relatively prosperous society submits to ENDA’s
terms, their sin is even greater than accepting the mark of the beast
to avoid starvation.
Churches and church schools, like businesses of over 15 employees
(Rep. Dennis Kucinich wants it lessened to six), will also have to
allow males who claim they are “transitioning” into females
unlimited access to female bathrooms and shower facilities. If a church
school administrator or Christian business owner refuses such a request,
they can be indicted as federal hate criminals, heavily fined, and
imprisoned. Churches can lose tax exemption and face seizure of property.
Considering its nightmarish and immoral consequences, ENDA must not
be allowed to become law! ENDA had hearings in both the House and Senate
Education and Labor Committees this fall. Because conservatives were
preoccupied with healthcare, there was virtually no encouragement to
Republicans to oppose ENDA. In the House hearing, only one in 19 committee
Republicans even attended! Result: ADL and the homosexuals triumphed
in both hearings.
Normally, laws of this magnitude would be debated in the judiciary
committees. But dominant Democrats don’t want feisty Judiciary
watchdogs (like Reps. Gohmert, King, Goodlatte and Forbes) to tear
into ENDA like they did into the hate bill last April. Televised exposure
of that debate led the National Prayer Network to create devastating
videos and e-alerts which flashed through the religious right. Bad
publicity slowed the hate bill’s passage in the Senate by nearly
Right now, lovers of freedom must bombard their members of the House
and Senate and demand they vote no on ENDA. Also call the House and
Senate Judiciary Committee members, both Republican and Democrat, with
the following message. Tell them, “The Employment
Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) HR 3017 or HR 2981 and S 1584, is
primarily a legal and civil rights issue which should be debated in
the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. Yet Democrats are rushing
ENDA forward, ignoring due legislative process. I demand that this
very dangerous and discriminatory legislation be adequately debated
in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. I urge you to vote no
The names of all House and Senate Judiciary Members are listed on
the Action Page at www.truthtellers.org.
Call 1-877-851-6437 toll free or 1-202-225-3121 toll.
Don’t think that Tea Party and townhall activism or Jim Brown’s
victory in Massachusetts means the Democrats are going to retreat on
ENDA. They are going to try to do as much moral and legislative damage
to America as they can—unless you roar in protest now!
- Jewish groups demanding churches hire homosexuals include: the
Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, B’nai
B’rith International, Central Conference of American Rabbis,
Hadassah, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, National Council of
Jewish Women, Na’amat USA, Rabbinical Assembly, Religious
Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Women of Reform Judaism. (www.jta.org,
Sept. 17, 2009, “Holder Urged to Drop Religious Hiring Exemption”)
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