Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Legislative Quicksand

Legislative Update
  • House: Employment Non-Discrimination Act
  • Senate: Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations
There are many dramatic headlines in the news — the San Diego fire, IEDs in America, drought, — and we would do well to seek "the LORD our God who gives the rain."

In the midst of all that, Congress is poised to make, in the words of the public interest Web site citizenJoe, "a little history" for "gay & lesbian rights."

The House is set to take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to "prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." While the danger of the hate/thought crimes legislation is still pending, this legislation is another attempt at disintegrating the foundations of our national identity.

The Senate is expected to finish the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill wherein we have already had some victories and defeats. Praise the Lord for executive spending restraint. It is then expected to turn its attention to Internet taxes or immigration.