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Victory for Religious Freedom! Senate Republicans Block Reappointment of Radical LGBT Activist in Key Government Position

Calvin Freiburger : Jan 9, 2019 : Lifesitenews.com

Pro-homosexual activists are incensed at the outcome.

(Washington, DC)—[Lifesitenews.com] Pro-LGBT activist Chai Feldblum's almost nine-year tenure at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) came to an end last week after Senate Republicans blocked her reappointment from coming up for a vote. (Photo: Chai Feldblum/via LifeSiteNews)

Feldblum's nomination to a third term died last week when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, rejected a vote to break a hold placed on her confirmation by Sen. Mike Lee, R-UT, the Washington Blade reports.

Social conservatives have objected to Feldblum since her appointment by former President Barack Obama, and his successor Donald Trump surprised and angered social conservatives last year when he renominated her. Lee was at the forefront of the opposition, citing the former ACLU attorney and open lesbian's history on LGBT issues.

He pointed to her past comments that she is "not sure marriage is a normatively good institution" and that society must "acknowledge the wide array of non-marital social structures," warning Americans to not "think for a second that Feldblum's derogatory views about marriage will stay private" as a regulator.

"Feldblum has described modern-day politics as a 'zero-sum game,' where rights for LGBT Americans are secured only by curtailing the rights of religious Americans," Lee argued, quoting her opposition to "individual exceptions based on religious" convictions on the grounds that homosexual "rights" cannot be "adequately advanced if pockets of resistance ... are permitted to flourish."

Feldblum was a signatory of the 2006 "Beyond Marriage" declaration, which endorsed "committed, loving households in which there is more than one conjugal partner" and "queer couples who decide to jointly create and raise a child with another queer person or couple," among other arrangements (she distanced herself from the document in 2009). She also contends that "sex discrimination covers discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity," and used her position to sway the EEOC in favor of transgender bathrooms.

Last month, Lee objected to the Senate approving Feldblum by unanimous consent, raising the possibility of an extended confirmation process that could have delayed the EEOC's convening on schedule in 2019. Feldblum responded with two Medium posts in which she denied having ever said "Gays win; Christians lose" and claimed to recognize "some situations in which the rights of religious liberty for organizations who believe homosexuality is sinful will conflict with and should prevail over the rights of LGBT people"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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