Department Of Justice Requiring Employees To Publicize Support For Gay Community
More than a few government employees who work for the Department of Justice are in an uproar over a new brochure that was recently circulated around the workplace, requiring employees to either openly confirm or openly deny their support of gay people.
via Fox News
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, bis-xual and transgender employees of the DOJ.
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.”
They were also told to post “DOJ Pride” stickers in their office to indicate “that it is a safe place.”
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.”
It’s public knowledge that discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law, but forcing employees to publicly vocalize their stance on gay rights at work seems a little extreme.
Would you be offended if you received a similar brochure at your workplace?