Special job guarantees and protections for homosexuals, transgenders and others is ‚Äúbad public policy,‚ÄĚ according to the Family Research Council, because it could open up ministries and people of faith to lawsuits whenever someone feels ‚Äúaggrieved.‚ÄĚ
And an amendment adopted Wednesday by the U.S. Senate with the purposed intent of protecting ministries would fail completely, the organization said.
After the Senate Wednesday approved an amendment by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., David Christensen, the vice president for government affairs for FRC, said, ‚ÄúThe amendment added to ENDA today does virtually nothing to expand the already extremely narrow ‚Äėreligious exemption,‚Äô and will do nothing to protect non-profits and businesses that operate from a faith perspective.‚ÄĚ
He continued, ‚ÄúSenators may be looking for political cover from this amendment, but ENDA removes the...