09 November 2014

People Want an Anti-Gay US Congress

Anti-Gay Lawmakers
Despite attempts to discredit their political competency, most anti-gay candidates and Republican hopefuls won in the United States midterm election. When the polls closed last 4 November 2014, the Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate made it clear that further advancement of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT’s) unpopular and despicable lifestyle is on ice.

Majority of the American has spoken. No amount of questionable national surveys and pathetic attempts by federal judges to undermine the majority decision can change the outcome of the election.

When the dust settled in Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, West Virginia, Montana and South Dakota, the people has cleared all obstacles and paved the way for Sen. Mitch McConnell to become Senate Majority Leader.

If LGBT advocates were still pinning their hopes for a bipartisan 114th Congress, then their hopes should be dashed this early. Backroom discussions have already started and one of the priorities is to re-examine the blatant attempts by LGBTs to undermine religious freedom and confront abuses committed by LGBTs against the religious majority.

The intent was not to publicly show that the upcoming Congress is willing to put the kibosh on self-serving and intolerant LGBT bills still pending but that’s the whole point actually. One of the reasons why a traditional lawmaker was voted overwhelmingly by the people is to block attempts by the LGBT advocates to narrow the religious exemption along the lines of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Another bill that will be put in the backburner is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which seeks to trample on the right of an individual to follow their religious beliefs when running their own personal business enterprise. The bill was intended to give undue advantage to non-performing LGBT workers who can invoke the law to prevent their superiors from dismissing them even if they are not working productively.

Another concern is that the next Congress will have to push for a federal religious exemption bill that would essentially make recognizing marriage equality optional — meaning individuals or officials who want nothing to do with same-sex unions could opt-out of serving same-sex couples. Sponsors of the bill were already identified, but their identities are being withheld at this time to make sure that those who oppose it will be in for a surprise.

Without a doubt, Republicans in the next Congress will put forward legislation that will have to reflect the will of the people and support what the majority wants to happen. President Barrack Obama has the option to veto any measure, but it won’t prevent the bills from being passed to ensure that the minority’s intolerant behavior is supported and funded.