FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 16, 2014
White House Announces President Will Bypass Congress and Sign Executive Order on LGBTQ Employees in the Workplace
WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to White House officials, President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to companies and non-profits that treat homosexuality differently from heterosexuality. Concerned Women for America Legal Counsel, Mario Diaz, responds below:
“This is yet another example of what little regard President Obama has for the American people and our form of government. Democracy, once again, gets in the way of his personal preferences, and so he disregards it with little concern for the long-term implications of his actions. He does not help the ‘LGBT’ movement with his dictator-like actions, but only continues to divide and demonize people of faith who continue to believe as he claims he did not too long ago.
“It is the most basic of American beliefs that every citizen should be free to practice their religion free from government intervention. But President Obama insists on punishing those who do not move along with him in his views on homosexuality and marriage to the point that he is willing to use the force of his executive power to violate the Constitution he swore to uphold.
“We are not at all surprised at this development though, for he has done it before, to the point of forcing poverty-stricken nuns to violate their religious beliefs to pay for abortion-inducing drugs. How pathetic is that? This administration has fought the Little Sisters of the Poor on their objection to the Health and Human Services Mandate all the way to the Supreme Court. They would do so on this issue, also.
“It is a sign of the President’s radicalism, but also a testament of his poor leadership that he is unable and unwilling to engage Congress and the American people in a meaningful, civilized and respectful conversation and debate on these issues that are so important to us all. It is sad that he instead feels the need to game the system to impose his will on the nation by executive action.”
If you would like an interview with Mario Diaz, please contact Alison Howard at [email protected] or 202-266-4816.
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