The vice president of National Religious Broadcasters says congressional legislation protecting "gay," lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Americans from job discrimination would have a "chilling effect on religious organizations."
Craig Parshall told a Senate committee that religious exemptions in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) are inadequate.
...Parshall testified that the federal legislation would have a "monumental chilling effect" on religious organizations. "It's my opinion that ENDA, as it stands now in the form of Senate Bill 811, would impose a substantial, unconstitutional burden on religious organizations," he said. "Furthermore, it would interfere with their ability to effectively pursue their missions."