BREAKING: Obama to Force Faith-Based Grant Recipients to Hire LGBTs

 The Obama Administration is poised to require faith-based recipients of federal grants to accept applications from LGBT individuals, according to a report published today by the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam).

By executive order last summer, President Obama amended the Johnson-era federal order on non-discrimination in hiring by federal contractors to include non-discrimination based on “sexual orientation and gender identity.” That order has roiled faith-based groups.

A confidential source tells C-Fam that the White House has directed federal agencies to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” as protected classes in all grant agreements.

What’s more, there are substantially more grant recipients than federal contract recipients. A law professor who works on these issues said, “For every contract recipient there are 50 receiving grants.”

The Johnson-era order was amended in 2002 by President George Bush to include a religious exemption so that faith-based groups would not be forced to hire those in opposition to their teachings. It is unclear whether grant recipients have similar protections. And even those protections are under assault by those who want all such exemptions ended.

According to C-Fam, federal agencies are now being pressured to make this change without a subsequent executive order and that the State Department legal office is telling the White House that this is not a legal matter but a matter of policy.

C-Fam’s source also said that some agencies are hesitant but because of pressure from the White House they are reluctant to object.

Faith-based groups, still grappling with the contracting question, are being caught off guard by this new policy on grants. None of the groups contacted by C-Fam were aware of the new policy.

The office of Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who also heads the Bishop’s committee on religious freedom, wouldn’t comment. Neither would Anthony Picarello, General Counsel of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference. Catholic agencies would be hit particularly hard by such a change.

At the time of the executive order last summer, two Bishop-Chairmen of the USCCB said the order was “unprecedented and extreme and should be opposed.”

And a comment from a cyber bud:  For the Catholic Church it means that gays, lesbians, transgenders, and bi-sexuals will have to be hired forcefully as part of the staff because the Catholic Church accepts money from the federal government for the program they are running. Catholic Charities has received Mega–Millions of dollars to help transport and settle all those illegal aliens that came in last year.  

10 responses to “BREAKING: Obama to Force Faith-Based Grant Recipients to Hire LGBTs

  1. That’s interesting-by making the Church hire sodomites et.al. they won’t have the money to bring all those illegals in,so he’s technically “cutting off his nose to spite his face”. He’s screwing up his own stupid policy with ANOTHER stupid policy.

  2. So? Tell Big Brother to keep the effing money. There WAS life before handouts!

  3. when will All these 501c3 churches come under attack?

  4. NOt sure they will if they keep towing the govt. line.

    • Even if they aren’t attacked by the Government,there’s all the anti-Religion groups,the “modified human” groups,the devil worship groups,the “I Don’t Like ANYBODY” groups….

  5. Another reason that churches should give up their tax-free status and start preaching the WHOLE gospel of Christ. Yes the Catholic Church, Morman Church, Moon’s Church are just a few that I know have way more assets than most people would even begin to believe. However, they manage just like the Clinton’s do. Money gets donated, they take a huge sum to operate with, and what is left goes to “charity.” This is better known as ‘corporate’ welfare and I do not know of a company that has not signed up to feed at the gov’t trough of handouts.

  6. The Catholic Church doesn’t need government handouts, their payoff for Vatican Bank’s laundering of drug money should suffice, drug trafficking is now over a trillion dollars a year.

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