Archive for May 31, 2013

An interesting story, provided by Kristin Tate.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) sent its employees a brochure, telling them to vocally support homosexuality. The brochure read: “Don’t judge or remain silent. Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.” Subsequently, the DOJ has been accused of viewpoint intolerance and religious discrimination.

The brochure was called “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.” It was created as a resource by DOJ Pride, a group made up of DOJ employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

In addition to directing employees to vocally affirm homosexuality, the brochure also told them to post “DOJ Pride” stickers around their offices to indicate “that it is a safe place.”

Workers were told to use “inclusive” terms, like “partner” or “significant other”, since traditional terms like “husband” or “wife” might be offensive.

But wait, that’s not all! Employees were also told not to use words like “gay lifestyle” or “sexual preference” — those words, too, might offend some.

Good grief.

Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said, “This administration is pushing the most radical, immoral agenda on the American people. Christians are not merely required to ‘shut up,’ but now they are being coerced to embrace immorality that goes against their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

A DOJ worker in DC who received the brochure is being represented by the Liberty Counsel. She worries she might loose her job unless she publicly affirms homosexuality. She’s likely not the only one with these fears. “Christians are frightened and terrified of losing their jobs… You have to become an advocate for the LGBT agenda- and if you don’t- the DOJ will consider that to be intolerant.”

Some DOJ members are also concerned about transgendered employees using the bathrooms. For instance, there is one man who wears and skirt and uses the female restrooms. As it stands now, transgenders at the DOJ may use whichever bathroom they feel most comfortable with.

Essentially, under directions given by the brochure, a person cannot be both a Christian and a manager at the DOJ. That is not only unfair, but also discriminatory to Christians.

Obama said that he would transform America — and we can see those changes in the Department of Justice.