Decency advocate: Civil rights act doesn't need tweaking

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Freedom of Religion buttonA traditional values group in Michigan is fighting against a proposal that could damage the Church and other organizations whose operations are biblically based.

In 1977, Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act went into effect, prohibiting discrimination, but not in regard to the homosexual and transgendered community. So those groups have launched a petition drive to make that addition to the measure.

But as Steve Huston of the American Decency Association tells OneNewsNow, there would be no protection for churches that only want to hire people who share a biblical view on the subject.

"And you can imagine how that would be to have a teacher or an associate pastor, or a secretary even, who identifies with the LGBT community teaching or doing their job there while you are trying to promote a holy and godly lifestyle according to biblical standards," Huston submits.

Traditional values groups that oppose the homosexual agenda would also be prohibited from discrimination in hiring practices, and the same would go for religiously-based schools.

"If you can imagine being a principal of a Christian school of any kind and [having] a science teacher who is a homosexual and an evolutionist. If I'm sending my child to that school, they're going to be taught by those who hold those values," the Association spokesman poses. "You can't help but pass on the values in your teaching."

The American Decency Association does not think the petition should be signed, and Huston hopes people in the state, including churches and other religious organizations, will educate themselves and others on the need to defeat the petition drive.

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