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Obama´s New Gay/Transgender Rights
Executive Order Doesn´t Include Religious
Liberty Protections

Weekly Standard, by John McCormack

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/21/2014 6:25:54 PM

On Monday morning, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting organizations that receive federal contracts from making employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. A group of religious leaders and Obama allies had called for the executive order to include a religious exemption, so that "religious organizations will not be automatically disqualified or disadvantaged in obtaining contracts because of their religious beliefs." But the president rejected their request. The order allows religious organizations permitted to prioritize the hiring of coreligionists to continue to do so, but it does not include an exemption for any group that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC, 7/21/2014 6:32:26 PM     (No. 9934331)

Bathhouse Barry at it again. He does not have religious freedom at core of his value system. In fact, I would say he does not have an American core at all.

After 177+ rounds of golf, vacations and fund raising, how does he find time to write Executive orders? Oh, ValJar wrote it for him, Eric Holder prompted the nudge, Barry just followed orders.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 7/21/2014 6:36:10 PM     (No. 9934333)

Someone tell me where in the constitution does it give the President the authority to make an order such as this. It is my understanding that executive orders either define an act of congress in which the President is given the authority to do so, or he can make an order if that power is expressly given to him to do so by the constitution. I don´t see anywhere in a law or in the constitution that he has the authority to make an order such as this. Overreach...again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DonQuijote, 7/21/2014 6:36:44 PM     (No. 9934335)

Just part of the democrats war on religion.

War on religion.
War on religion.
War on religion.

Say it enough times, send it around the internet, make it as ubiquitous as war on women. That meme helped them, so let´s all do our part.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 7/21/2014 6:56:37 PM     (No. 9934355)

Perhaps the churches need to ignore him as they are ignored by him regarding their rights. Let holder boy sue!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/21/2014 7:04:25 PM     (No. 9934364)

I remembered something Pope Francis said back in October:

that the Catholic Church “is not a shop, a humanitarian agency, an NGO” and that missionary efforts must primarily be concerned with bringing people the message of Jesus.

Today, on the Aleteia website, John Zmirak writes:

Satan is brilliant at tactics. He breezes to short term victories that make him appear invincible. But for every Pearl Harbor he inflicts on the Church, there is a longer, deeper, countermove that guarantees his defeat. (snip)

However wicked are Obama’s manifest intentions, he is offering us a profound opportunity to rebuild our outreach to the needy along truly Christian lines. We won’t be rubbing shoulders with (and taking orders from) abortionists and euthanasia doctors, or competing for grants with staffers from Planned Parenthood who teach bondage classes to teenagers.

The title of the Aleteia article is: Obama Issues Order Forcing Church Agencies to Hire Homosexuals or Give Up Federal Funding if you want to google and read all if it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 7/21/2014 8:41:51 PM     (No. 9934498)

sorry..
we´re ignoring you..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 7/21/2014 11:21:26 PM     (No. 9934643)

He intentionally omitted a religious exemption, knowing the courts will throw out the executive order because it lacks the exemption. He expects lawsuits and that these suits will go all the way up to the Supreme Court. The SC will, of course, throw out the order and he will have another Hobby Lobby moment.

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