Obama's EEOC Accommodates Muslim Religious Beliefs

2015-11-02 | , American Thinker

Overdriveonline, a trucking industry news site, blares the headline:

EEOC awards Muslim truckers $240k after being fired for refusing to haul alcohol.” The Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued a trucking company, at taxpayer expense, when two Somali Muslim truck drivers were fired for refusing to haul alcohol. Doing so, the Islamists claimed, would infringe on their religious beliefs under “Islamic law.”

From the story: “EEOC also alleged that Star Transport could have but failed to accommodate their religious beliefs.” Stunning.

The intervention by EEOC was hypocritical, discriminatory and insanely out of equilibrium when the plight of Christians in the matrimonial business who object to providing goods and services for gay weddings is contrasted. Christian businesses are being fined; forced to take “diversity” propaganda courses or closed down for refusing to “accommodate” gay weddings. Are not their religious beliefs, duly protected under the Constitution’s First Amendment and 42 U.S. Code Chapter 21B - Religious Freedom Restoration equal to the beliefs of Muslims?

Since when does Islamic law trump the U.S. Constitution and U.S. federal law? For Obama, such violations of his oath began with the first breath he took after he took his inaugural oath. In fact, the scofflaw-in-chief gave us a glimpse of his personal religious preferences when, during his “Apology Tour,” he proclaimed to the world that, “The United States is no longer a Christian nation.” Had he taken the time to apply his finger to the nation’s pulse, he would have learned that an ABCNEWS/Beliefnet poll found that, “Eighty-three percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians.” Granted, that number has diminished some since he first sat in the big chair, but it’s still north of 70%.

This is but one of many glaring examples of how Obama promotes Islam and applies constitutional imperatives and federal law in mercurial and arbitrary ways when it comes to Christians. Case in point, he tasked Charles Bolden, his NASA administrator, with three initiatives:

“When I became the NASA administrator, (President Obama) charged me with three things,’ Bolden said in the interview [with Al-Jazeera] which aired last week. ‘One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering” [Emphasis ours]

This is the nation’s space agency, not the State Department. NASA’s core initiative is space flight and exploration, not being the ambassador to Islam.

Beside his obvious adoration for his true faith, Islam (after his election, his pretense toward Christian devotion completely vanished as his church attendance became an asterisk), when it comes to Christians, Obama enforces federal laws with such obvious capriciousness that the Congress, which has had quite a number of its enumerated powers appropriated by Obama, should be cited for articles of impeachment. In Article II, Section 3, the Constitution, stipulates that the president “…shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed…” Well, he’s executing laws the same way KFC kills chickens.

Worse, his penchant for sticking it to Christians (consider how he’s torturing the Little Sisters of the Poor, among other Christian groups trying to fight his hideous birth control mandate) is surpassed only by what ISIS does to those who worship Jesus Christ in the Middle East. Only Congress is permitted to make or amend laws. Barack Hussein Obama is not.

That a commission within the Obama administration would bring suit on behalf of Muslims at taxpayer expense, but allow states to ignore the Constitution and the Religious Restoration Act by fining Christian bakers in Washington State the absurd sum of $135,000 for refusing to bake a gay wedding cake is heretical in the extreme. And then there's the notorious attempt to force a Christian baker in Colorado to bake wedding cakes for gay weddings after going through “diversity” training. This administration’s version of a reeducation camp: shades of George Orwell’s 1984!

The EEOC got the Muslims a hefty award of $245,000, but businesses in the matrimonial industry who wish not to violate their religious beliefs are losing their businesses, their homes and the shirts off their backs via unconscionable fines handed down by a far-left, PC-drunk commissioner who pushes the lesbians ahead by $135,000.

As a Republic, we cannot tolerate or allow preference for one religion (especially one based on Sharia law) over another, yet Christians are being financially and morally blackmailed by an infinitesimal gay minority (3.8% of the adult population, according to Gallup). This divergence from long-accepted societal norms should sting Congress to action and it should stick it to Obama, his administration and ‘fellow travelers.’ If it doesn’t, we’ll be as morally and religiously bankrupt as parts of Europe have become. Our Founders aren’t spinning in their graves. They’re trying to dig out of them to restore national sanity.

It’s time to say as a nation, “No you can’t.”