|For Immediate Release
September 17, 2014
Manassas, VA– The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) cautioned against a move by a number of House Democrats to forcibly advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill with serious First Amendment problems.
“ENDA promises confusion for employers desiring to honor the tenets of their faith in the workplace,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “I urge Members of the House of Representatives to stand firm against pressure from lobby groups attempting to ram this perilously flawed legislation into law.
ENDA (S.815/H.R.1755) would create new federal employment rights for individuals based on their “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” The discharge petition filed by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) today would end-run the House committee process and would specifically target for further disintegration the already poor religious liberty protection offered last year by the Senate in this bill.
Dr. Johnson continued, “I am alarmed by this display of intolerance for constitutional religious liberty rights in the public square.”
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