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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The ideology animating critical race theory will soon permeate federal government hiring practices and diversity training, according to an executive order recently signed by President Joe Biden.
The order makes a litany of changes in order to “advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal workforce,” according to a White House fact sheet. It tasks every federal agency with “assessing the current state of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within their workforces, and developing strategic plans to eliminate any barriers to success faced by underserved employees”; and encourages the establishment or elevation of “Chief Diversity Officers” within all agencies, among other provisions dealing with issues such as “pay inequity” (which the document claims disproportionately impacts minorities), workplace sexual harassment, and reduced reliance on unpaid internships.
Of particular note is a provision on expanding “diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility training throughout the Federal workforce,” for the purpose of “building skill sets to promote respectful and inclusive workplaces and have increased understanding of implicit and unconscious bias.”
“Implicit bias” is a prominent theme in the controversial doctrine of critical race theory (CRT), which asserts that “law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and non-whites, especially African Americans.” Arguing that CRT promotes anti-American sentiment and racial division, conservatives in several states have moved to ban public schools from promoting it in education curricula.
The Christian baker, Jack Phillips, needs your support as he is again being targeted by LGBT activists, despite the fact that his stand against compelled speech and being forced to bake a "wedding" cake for homosexuals was vindicated by the Supreme Court in 2018.
Now, a gender-confused man, "Autumn" Scardina, has succeeded in getting Mr. Phillips fined $500 by Denver District Court judge, A. Bruce Jones, for refusing to make a cake celebrating the man's attempted "transition."
The LGBT mob just won’t leave this Christian baker make his living in peace!
But, Phillips and his legal counsel say they will appeal this ruling.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which sends moral support and prayers to Mr. Phillips after this latest assault on his right to free speech and not to be forced, in his work, to promote an ideology with which he disagrees.
The fact that the court pursued the complaint by this gender-confused man, after Phillips' right to reject such compelled speech was confirmed by the Supreme Court, is nothing short of targeting by LGBT activists and harassment by the District Court.
In 2018, the Supreme Court overruled an earlier District Court ruling and determined that forcing Phillips to create a homosexual "wedding" cake was a violation of the First Amendment.
But, just before the Supreme Court's ruling, Scardina (the LGBT-activist-plaintiff in this latest miscarriage of justice) demanded that Phillips create a cake celebrating his “transition.” Upon being refused, Scardina sued Phillips.
"The request was for a custom-designed cake, pink on the inside and blue on the outside, to reflect and celebrate a gender transition," Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a legal organization protecting religious freedom and Phillips' legal counsel, said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Phillips’ shop declined the request because the customer specifically requested that the cake express messages and celebrate an event in conflict with Phillips’ religious beliefs," ADF continued.
"Jack Phillips serves all people but shouldn’t be forced to create custom cakes with messages that violate his conscience," ADF stated. "The harassment of people like Jack … has been occurring for nearly a decade and must stop."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which supports Jack Phillips against the latest LGBT efforts to persecute him because of this sincerely held religious beliefs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Court forces Christian baker to make cakes celebrating a transgender ‘transition’' - www.lifesitenews.com/news/court-forces-christian-baker-to-make-cakes-celebrating-a-transgender-transition
'Jack Phillips back in court over refusal to bake transgender cake' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/jack-phillips-back-in-court-over-refusal-to-bake-transgender-cake
ADF Statement - https://adfmedia.org/case/scardina-v-masterpiece-cakeshop
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The order also mandates government-funded sex-reassignment and “gender-affirmation” procedures for gender-confused federal workers, “equitable” sick leave and life insurance for “families with diverse family structures,” gender-neutral facilities, and the “usage of gender markers and pronouns in the Federal employment process respects transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary employees.”
“It is not clear what are the benefits of providing more power to chief diversity officers across federal agencies or why promoting ‘diversity’ at executive branch agencies such as the Department of the Interior (DOI) should be such a high priority for an agency that is responsible for managing federal land and natural resources across the country,” the American Spectator’s David Keltz wrote. “But perhaps Erica D. White-Dunston, the director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights at the DOI, can help illuminate why we supposedly need more people like her in the federal government.”
Keltz goes on to quote White-Dunston’s Juneteenth newsletter to Interior personnel: “The disproportionate impact of mass incarceration, discriminatory housing policies, and a lack of educational and economic investment in communities, along with the acts of violence and racial profiling incidents that continue to capture national attention, shows that while the African-American community has made progress over the past 150 years, considerable barriers continue to impede that progress.”
“Aside from the fact that virtually nothing in White-Dunston’s statement resembles reality, it appears that under Biden, more divisive people like White-Dunston will soon find themselves in prominent roles in the federal government,” Keltz predicted.