28 Jun '14, 9pm

[email protected]: SDA Church wants Exemption Banning LGBT Discrimination I wanna be a #homophobe????

“@spectrummag: SDA Church wants Exemption Banning LGBT Discrimination I wanna be a #homophobe????

Dwayne Leslie, director of legislative affairs at the General Conference, was one of a list of over 100 religious leaders who signed a letter this week asking US President Barack Obama for religious freedom protection in the executive order he plans to sign prohibiting federal contractors from considering sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring decisions. The letter asks that religious groups, who are permitted to discriminate in their hiring based on their beliefs, not be barred from working with the government in such areas as: 1) overseas relief and development services in partnership with USAID (which increasingly employs contracts as well as grants); 2) services on contract with the Bureau of Prisons; and 3) research, technical assistance, and other services via contracts and subcontracts with other federal departments and agencies. The letter wants religious ...

Full article: http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2014/06/28/sda-church-as...

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