“DOJ Tells Employees to Verbally Affirm Homosexuality”
Uh, ok: You’re queer enough, you’re fabulous enough, and gosh darn it, people accept your same-sex gropings and penetrations.
The Department of Justice has been accused of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination after workers were sent an email directing them to verbally affirm homosexuality, according to a law firm specializing in religious liberty and now representing a DOJ whistleblower.
Liberty Counsel said DOJ employees were emailed a brochure called “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.” The brochure was created as a resource from DOJ Pride, an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of the DOJ.
A Department of Justice spokesperson did not return calls seeking comment. Fox News also reached out to DOJ Pride for comment – but emails were not answered.
Among the directives in the brochure is an order for workers to vocally affirm homosexuality.
“Don’t judge or remain silent,” the brochure read. “Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.”
–Well, in fairness, what would reasonable people think of your failure to vocally affirm homosexuality? I mean, it does seem kind of, you know, curious, and perhaps speaks to some kind of subconscious hatred you are harboring toward the gays, unbeknownst even to you…
They were also told to post “DOJ Pride” stickers in their office to indicate “that it is a safe place.”
And by “safe,” they of course mean a place where people can’t be all “judgey”. That we save for the teabaggers and the religious kooks.
One gay DOJ employee is quoted in the directive; “Silence seems like disapproval. There’s still an atmosphere of LGBT issues not being appropriate for the workplace (particularly for transgender people), or that people who bring it up are trying to rock the boat.”
Liberty Counsel is representing an unidentified female DOJ worker in Washington, D.C. who received the brochure.
Staver said the woman is terrified she might lose her job unless she publicly affirms homosexuality – and she’s not the only one.
“Christians are frightened and terrified of losing their jobs,” Staver told Fox News. “You just can’t keep you head down and do your job. Now you have to become an advocate for the LGBT agenda – and if you don’t – the DOJ will consider that to be intolerant.”
And if you attend a US university that takes money from the federal government, you are a latent sexual harasser right up until the time you make it through without having been accused of making anyone feel uncomfortable in some way.
Welcome to the world where questions over what come to count as legitimate beliefs about language and interpretation have real-life political consequences, where what we think we’re doing when we interpret or assign validity to certain methods of ascertaining meaning isn’t “fundamentally unserious,” but instead, the very thing that is driving the progressive agenda, giving it a sense of historical inevitability.
Welcome to my world.
Glad you all could finally make it.
(h/t Dennis D)