Letters to the Editor

July 14, 2014

Which lawmakers will cave in?

In her book "Cooked? The Homosexualization of the Entire American Culture," Jo Coleman said that the only thing stopping gay marriage in Illinois was a dozen brave state legislators. What happened to that courage? Some gay lobbyists visited them and convinced them to change their vote. One can only guess at what it was that persuaded those 12 formerly courageous legislators.

The gay lobby now has its sights set on a piece of national legislation called the Employment Non- Discrimination Act. ENDA is close to passing; it has 205 of the 218 votes needed in the House, and it has already passed in the Senate.

This act will require employers to not discriminate against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals in their hiring practices. In other words, it will force employers to hire those who are LGBT. If an LGBT person is not hired, they can claim it was due to their orientation and take the company to court. The act says that religious organizations are exempt, but it does not define what a religious organization is, so lawsuits will be filed. ENDA faces off squarely against our religious liberties.

Can the gay lobby garner 13 more votes to get their coveted ENDA legislation through before the November elections? In Illinois, on gay marriage, they turned a dozen votes in a week.

U.S. Rep. William Enyart is a cosigner of HB 1755, ENDA. Contact him and encourage him not to support this dangerous bill.

Lauretta Marigny


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