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By L.A. Williams, Correspondent
Christian Action League
A restaurant owner advertises for a waitress, interviews applicants and makes a hire only to be hauled into court by a lesbian who claims that by hiring someone else he discriminated against her based on her sexual orientation. Right now the claim wouldn’t get very far here in an “Employment-at-Will” state. But if homosexual activists have their way, special protections for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people will be written into North Carolina employment laws.
Having already gotten “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” into the so-called “bullying bill” passed last year, Equality North Carolina has announced it will take aim at employment laws and that it has received more than $70,000 in grants for 2010 to help pave the way — news that makes fund-raising at the Christian Action League all the more urgent.
“Those pushing the homosexual agenda are being heavily funded, and the truth is we need to raise the same amount of money or more to be able to counter their efforts as we gear up for this legislative session,” said the Rev. Mark Creech, the League’s executive director. “Promoting good laws and fighting the bad proposals takes resources and we need people to give and give now.”
Equality NC Foundation received a two-year grant of $90,000 ($50,000 this year and $40,000 in 2011) from Tides Foundation’s State Equality Fund. Triangle Community Foundation has given $15,000. And the 2009 Crape Myrtle Festival and the 300 Fund of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina have each recently awarded Equality NC $3,000. The group has announced plans to promote explicit protection for LGBT state employees and then push for more comprehensive laws.
Like ENDA, the proposed federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, state legislation to give homosexuals special protections in the workplace would impose the LGBT agenda on already beleaguered businesses and undermine the very liberties on which our nation is founded.
“We cannot afford to sit back and let the homosexual forces push the government and businesses, not to mention schools and ultimately churches, into corners by taking control of who is hired and fired,” said the Rev. Creech. “Employees should never be discriminated against based on age, race, sex, religion, national origin, color or disability, but neither should employers be forced to endorse employees’ lifestyle choices and sexual behaviors.”
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Christian Action League of North Carolina, Inc.
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