We all know that Citizens for Community Values (CCV) was going to put out stuff against the Equal Housing and Employment Act. On the one hand, CCV is a hate-mongering, viciously anti-LGBTQ (and also anti-porn) fringe conservative group that delights in nothing more than its own continued propagation and the undermining of freedoms. On the other, the EHEA seeks to prohibit discrimination. Hm.
“Bubbly.” “Caring.” “Everything’s an adventure!” “Loves to learn.”
That’s how everyone had always described 10-year-old Maddie.
And Ellen couldn’t understand why, all of a sudden, her precious first-born had become moody and lifeless. Why day after day she woke up “not feeling like going to school.”
After a conference with Maddie’s teacher, Ellen began to understand. It started in health class, with the required reading of a story about a family with two daddies. When Maddie said that the story made her sad, because God wanted everyone to have a mommy and a daddy, her teacher explained that feelings like that were a form of prejudice, like the way people used to treat slaves. Now all her classmates make fun of her. “Homophobe,” they call her.
Hardly. Stories similar to these will become commonplace in Ohio if a bill currently under consideration in the Ohio House of Representatives is passed into law.
It has been given the deceptive title, “Equal Housing and Employment Act (EHEA).” But it has nothing to do with equality.
It is, in fact, about inequality and discrimination – discrimination against employers, property owners and all Ohioans who hold to traditional Judeo-Christian values regarding human sexuality, in order to grant special advantages to a small minority of persons, like Joe, who identify themselves by their “sexual orientation” or “gender identity and expression.”
They even have a picture of sad looking little girl on the website, though they fail to identify whether or not that’s Maddie.