ENDA Gets Senate Hearing But Anti-Gay ‘Religious Liberty’ Dominionist To Testify

From The New Civil Rights Movement:  http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/enda-gets-senate-hearing-but-anti-gay-religious-liberty-dominionist-to-testify/news/2012/06/07/40851

by David Badash
June 7, 2012

ENDA will finally be debated before a Senate committee next week, but the witness list includes one notable Republican, Craig Parshall, an anti-gay dominionist and advocate of an extremist perspective of  ”religious liberty.” Parshall works as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of a group named the National Religious Broadcasters. The NRB just two weeks ago touted their unpublished study that accused most social media sites — except Twitter — of censoring Christians’ anti-gay speech. ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, “has been introduced in every Congress since 1994 (except the 109th) while previous employment anti-discrimination legislation has been proposed since 1974.”

Since 2005, the NRB has been accused of being “one of the leading groups of the Dominionist movement.”

Writing, “Parshall, the one Republican witness, testified in opposition to ENDA in the 2009 House hearing on the bill, saying it would ‘impose a crippling burden on religious organizations,’ according to a report from The Christian Post at the time,” MetroWeekly today reports:

This morning, the Senate Housing, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee announced the witness list for the upcoming June 12 hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — a bill to outlaw sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in private employment.

The witnesses include:

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