headline on The Hill.com reports: “Transgender Anti-Discrimination
Bill Becomes Tough Sell for Centrist Dems.” It reveals, “The
bill scares centrist Democrats, who don’t want to be forced
to vote on a hot-button issue popular on the left as they approach
November Congressional elections in which heavy Democrat losses
week the National Prayer Network encouraged lovers of freedom to
bombard 13 undecided Senators with protest against the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act. Today, while most offices would not reveal
the level of calling, some did. The offices of Senators Dorgan,
Johnson, Nelson, and Hagan are receiving "lots of calls both
pro and con," with Hagan getting them "all day long."
I am very grateful for your response, but clearly, the homosexual
lobby is also fighting hard for these crucial votes.
frightens wavering Democrats is the bill’s requirement that
if any male employee of a business of 15 employees or more claims
he intends to become a female then, with nothing more than notification
to his employer, he may lawfully enter that business’ female
bathroom and shower facilities.
Republicans and Democrats who supported ENDA in 2007—when
it merely prohibited employers from refusing to hire or from firing
qualified homosexuals—are reluctant to support the new ENDA
allowing “transitioning” men such access.
going to make it a lot more difficult for me to support it,”
Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) told The Hill. “It’s
a very touchy issue to most Americans.” The Hill
says “dozens of members who supported the 2000 bill”
and who are “Democrats facing uphill reelection battles”
have not yet signed onto the transgender ENDA. The Hill
says, “Those Democrats were loathe to discuss the transgender
issue this week. Several did not respond to queries about their
position, while others said they were undecided.”
don’t have anything to say on that,” replied Jason Altmire
(D-PA). “I’m still considering all of that,” said
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA). Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) said she
is also undecided on the bill. All three of the lawmakers face challenging
reelection prospects this fall.
“advocates say they have yet to receive a firm commitment
from the [Democrat] leadership.” Senate Majority Leader Reid,
a Mormon and battling stiff re-election opposition from conservatives
in Utah, has not declared support for a transgender ENDA.
gay lobby is focusing almost all of its effort on the Senate. So
here is the list of undecided Senators which LGBT activists are
particularly trying to convert:
* Mark Warner (D-VA)
* Kent Conrad (D-ND)
* Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
* Tim Johnson (D-SD)
* Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
* Robert Byrd (D-WV)
* Harry Reid (D-NV)
* Max Baucus (D-MT)
* Ben Nelson (D-NE)
* John Tester (D-MT)
* Kay Hagan (D-NC)
* Evan Bayh (D-IN)
* Scott Brown (R-MA)
pressuring the above Senators, phoning toll-free at 1-877-851-6437.
Also call the members of the Senate from your state with the following
message, “Please tell the Senator not to vote for the disgusting
ENDA bill, S.1584. It would entitle male employees who claim they
want to become women to use female restroom and shower facilities.
We will never forgive the Democrats, especially at midterms, if
the Senator votes for this obscene legislation.”
it is difficult to gauge the full extent of our protest calling
to these Senators over the past week, their offices appreciate being
informed of the actual location of the transgender provision in
It is Sec. 8, (a), (3):
[“CERTAIN SHARED FACILITIES—Nothing
in this Act shall be construed to establish an unlawful employment
practice based on actual or perceived gender identity due to the
denial of access to shared shower or dressing facilities in which
being seen unclothed is unavoidable, provided that the employer
provides reasonable access to adequate facilities that are not
inconsistent with the employee’s gender identity as established
with the employer at the time of employment or upon notification
to the employer that the employee has undergone or is undergoing
gender transition, whichever is later.”]
rights groups vow to continue their fight to sell ENDA’s transgender
provision. Rep. Barney Frank says he is “optimistic”
it will pass the House.
is up to us to make sure it doesn’t! Your calls to wavering
“centrist Democrats” in the Senate can make the difference.
If pro-ENDA forces can’t convince 60 Senators to support ENDA,
House Democrats will most likely never bring it to a vote.
stake is more than ENDA. If this bill is defeated, it will probably
mean death in the 111 th Congress for at least three similar pieces
of pro-homosexual legislation, also conceived and promoted by the
Anti-Defamation League and the homosexual lobby.
* The Student Non-Discrimination Act, H.R. 4530, makes it
a federal hate crime to repeatedly criticize (harass) a grade
or high school student for his or her homosexuality .
* The Every Child Deserves a Family Act, H.R. 3827, forces adoption
agencies to place foster children with homosexuals.
* The Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act, H.R. 4376, makes
it a federal crime to deny a homosexual (who might be dying of
AIDS) a loan because of his or her homosexuality.
I said in my previous e-alert, defeat of ENDA and these other hate
crime bills could resuscitate hope in the embattled Right that we
can still change Washington through legislative means. With so many
hopeful signs of ENDA's demise, how can anyone continue to make
the tired, unimaginative, and now absurdly impractical argument
that, short of revolution or mid-term elections, there is nothing
we can do?
New Video: "The Naked Truth About ENDA"
Elford, just turned 20, is a Tea Party supporter who is determined
to wake up other Tea Partiers to bigger issues than just taxes.
Last fall, on her own initiative, she laboriously typed in her own
e-list of more than 600 Tea Party chapters in America. An admirer
of the National Prayer Network, she has since informed them weekly
with news and articles from Truthtellers.org.
(Visit her blog: ThePatriotForTruthMovement.blogspot.com)
equally concerned about possible passage of ENDA, Christina and
my niece, NPN filmmaker Becki Pike, have produced a hard-hitting,
fast-moving five-minute video, "The
Naked Truth About ENDA." (Watch
it on Truthtellers.org) This video should inspire all lovers
of freedom to call wavering Senators this week. But it should especially
motivate young people of high school and college age. NPN encourages
you to watch it now and show it at your church and youth groups
this Wednesday and Sunday. This week could determine if ENDA loses
all steam or creeps over the finish line to passage in both House
and Senate. If viewed widely, "The Naked Truth About ENDA"
could play an important role in ending the hopes of this frightening
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Hate Crime Law Concept: It is all very sinister for at least nine
earlier on this same page I comment:
Rev Ted Pike is completely independent from Captain May and myself
in terms of his political and religious views, the threats we
address all stem from the same corrupt power elite. I mention
in my concluding remarks below that this elite “would mobilize
us into domestic tyranny and foreign wars, while distracting us
from economic depression and the groups that brought it about.”
is the real problem, not the lack of more “hate crime”
laws. If anything, we need even more freedom of speech to speak
truth to power, sort out our problems, and develop peaceful strategies
to handle high level malefactors. This is why we urgently need
for members of Congress to not only take a principled stand and
stop all hate crime legislative initiatives, but to also roll
back all the existing hate crime laws currently on the books.
crime laws actually pose a major national security threat. They
condition Americans to feel that certain types of thought are inherently
immoral or illegal, even if they do not result in any form of violence
or infringement on the rights of others.
our articles related to false flag attacks, Capt.
Eric H. May and I have discussed strong evidence that Mossad-CIA
was behind 9-11, the mere "thought" of which would some
day be outlawed once hate crime oversight bureaucracies become firmly
implanted in America. We can expect government hate crime overwatch
entities to experience the usual cancerous growth and abuse of power
that libertarian writer and Presidential candidate Harry Browne
described in his classic book Why
Government Doesn't Work.
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Ted Pike archive.
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