Dangerous Priorities

Townhall.comSandy Rios

While the banking and mortgage industries imploded, attorneys at the Securities and Exchanges commission, tasked with oversight, indulged themselves on the job with hours of pornography. While the BP oil rig off the coast of Louisiana was badly in need of inspection, the federal agency charged with doing that waived the scrutiny and engaged in illegal drugs, sex and bribery.

Our national debt is soaring, our borders being invaded by illegals and intruders, the unemployment rate climbing, home foreclosures rising, our coastal shorelines in peril with two wars waging, while our President has issued a proclamation demonstrating what really garners his attention: homosexual rights.

“For far too long, many of our government’s hard-working, dedicated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have been denied equal access to the basic rights and benefits their colleagues enjoy,” wrote the President of the United States, Barak Obama. “This kind of systemic inequality undermines the health, well-being, and security not just of our federal workforce, but also of their families and communities.” Sounds good. Who wants things to be unfair, but what exactly does he mean?

First that more and more of our desperately needed tax dollars will be spent to promote Obama’s very clear intention to radically alter the definition of family. While other positions he holds may be vague, his commitment to radical homosexual rights has been clear. More money will be spent on child-care for children of same sex partners, more to provide them with employee assistance programs, more money for retired homosexual federal employees, more for said partners and their children in “evacuation payments,” extra pay allowances for certain locations, more for travel and relocation expenses, inclusion in the federal credit union, access to fitness facilities, long-term care insurance. That’s all he can do without Congressional approval, but look for that to change soon through the Employment Non-Discrimination Act which will complete the full-fledged inclusion of same sex partners in all benefits. We must spend more tax dollars to assure “fairness,” and we must do it….now.

Arguably more frightening is the following issued to a Federal Law Enforcement Agency just this week: “The month of June is recognized as “Gay and Lesbian Awareness Month. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Committee was established to assist the agency in addressing employee diversity issues and concerns of sexual orientation in the workforce. The LGBT Advisory Committee’s primary goals are to ensure equal employment opportunity, promote effective and equitable participation and enhance career development opportunities for lesbian, gay , bisexual and transgender employees of the agency” Attached to the proclamation is a quiz containing the following questions:

The word “homosexual” was coined in which year? Which of the following empires was ruled for over two centuries by openly gay or bisexual emperors? In what century did homosexual acts become illegal in Western Europe? In what nation did the first large-scale gay rights movement begin? In what year was the first American soldier dismissed from the Armed Forces for being gay? Who was Martin Luther King Jr.’s openly gay advisor? The quiz was followed by a press release from the ACLU quoting Christopher Anders, Senior Legislative Counsel, “This new policy is a very significant development…..the inclusion of gender identity in federal EEO policy marks the first time that gender identity discrimination has been explicitly banned from the federal workplace. The policy is now on the federal government’s jobs web site as a link from more than 20,000 current federal job listings.” And what exactly does that mean?

As new applicants flood the pool, there will be no “discrimination” allowed even in federal law enforcement against drag queens or lesbians dressing like men.

It means that as federal law enforcement and other agencies attempt to protect us from radical Islam and domestic crime, they will be actively contending with a new dynamic in the workplace. As agents take a break from their desks for the bathroom, designations of “men” and “women” will no longer apply. If a man in a dress or a woman who feels more like a man want to share a same-sex bathroom, no need to complain. There are new protections in the federal workplace. Continued... http://townhall.com/columnists/SandyRios/2010/06/04/dangerous_priorities