While it’s possible to recover from fiscal bankruptcy, we will never recover from the moral bankruptcy in Washington. We will never build a free and prosperous country built upon the ruins of the civil society. But this week in Washington, Harry Reid’s Senate will spend the entire week using the power of government to infringe upon our liberty and destroy the civil society.
As we noted on Thursday, the Senate “ENDA” bill (S.815) would bestow civil rights status on anyone who claim they were denied a job because of “such individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.” As part of a trial lawyer’s dream, the term “gender identity” is so vague and subjective that it includes “the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth.”
Let’s put aside the issue of legislating immorality on private individuals and businesses. There is a legitimate question as to what constitutes a sexual orientation or a gender identity. Before insanity reigned supreme in recent years, a man was a man and a woman was a woman. But if all appearances or mannerisms “with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth” are included, then who is to say that a pedophile is not covered under this bill?
Think such an eventuality is outlandish? Think again.
On Friday, the Washington Times broke the story that the American Psychiatric Association in its new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, reclassified pedophilia as a “sexual orientation” instead of a mental illness. According to Breitbart, it was only after the Liberty Council exposed this deplorable act that the APA put out a press release declaring the reclassification a text error.
But even in the corrected version, they failed to categorically rule out pedophilia as anything other than a mental disorder:
“Sexual orientation” is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read “sexual interest.” In fact, APA considers pedophilic disorder a “paraphilia,” not a “sexual orientation.” This error will be corrected in the electronic version of DSM-5 and the next printing of the manual.
So pedophilia is a sexual interest instead of a sexual orientation!
Breitbart goes on to report the Liberty Council’s observations on how the APA has changed their attitude over pedophilia over the past decade.
Folks, there is no floor to this insanity. There is no end to the decadence that is being promulgated by the central planners. At the very least, such legislation like the Senate’s ENDA bill will open a Pandora’s Box of endless litigation for all sorts of anti-liberty lawsuits on behalf of licentious special interests. Once you reject the most basic facts of science, the most rudimentary ethos of Judeo-Christian values, and the most fundamental aspects of natural law and nature’s God, you are left with tyranny.
Every single Democrat plans to vote for cloture. The GOP Leader, Chuck Schumer, is working hard on a number of Republicans to join this insanity. As always, there is no counter-voice from McConnell and Cornyn. No leadership. No inspiration. Mitch is too busy fighting conservatives.
If nothing changes, Democrats will get their 60 votes. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk are co-sponsors of the bill, and Orrin Hatch (yes, him) and Lisa Murkowski voted for it in committee.
Call the following Senators and tell them to show a backbone against the destruction of religious liberty:
Rob Portman – (202) 224-3353
Kelly Ayotte – (202) 224-3324
Dean Heller – (202) 224-6244
Pat Toomey – (202) 224-4254
Orrin Hatch – (202) 224-5251
Lisa Murkowski – (202) 224-6665
Jeff Flake – (202) 224-4521
Also, Call Senators McConnell (202) 224-2541) and Cornyn (202) 224-2934) and tell them to do their jobs and preserve some semblance of Republicanism in the Republican Conference.