Fox News: Being LGBT Just A 'Belief,' Discrimination OK

Fox News is always coming up with wild things to say, especially in reference to liberal causes such as discrimination against the LGBT community. They’ve done it again, this time saying that it is just fine to oppose non- discrimination protections for LGBT people, since, according to anchor Brett Baier, “beliefs” like sexual orientation could “conflict with a company’s goals.”

Geez, Mr. Baier, I didn’t know that who I loved had anything to do with how I do my job! Who knew?!? Anyway, as always, it gets better.

Baier’s fellow reporter Shannon Bream reminded everyone that the reason that religious organizations opposed the non- discrimination laws because they could be “forced to hire a transgender teacher.”

Baier went so far as to say that “religious freedom” would “take a backseat to another kind of freedom.”

However, what Baier conveniently omitted during this edition of Fox News’ Special Report is that the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would grant LGBT people these protections at the federal level, specifically provides religious exemption in Section 6. The exemption reads:

SEC. 6. EXEMPTION FOR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.

This Act shall not apply to a corporation, association, educational institution or institution of learning, or society that is exempt from the religious discrimination provisions of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.) pursuant to section 702(a) or 703(e)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 2000e-1(a), 2000e-2(e)(2)).

See, Mr. Baier, Ms. Bream? Your precious religious organizations will not have to hire any of us icky LGBT people, not that we’d want to work there anyway. I have my own reservations about anyone, religious or otherwise, being able to legally discriminate, but that is neither here nor there. They got what they wanted. Now, these people can stop lying and move on with this bill.

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