I haven’t been lax in telling you about the many flaws of the Justice Department and it’s head, Eric Holder, under the current administration. They have been laughably ineffective, and are now at the heart of at least three scandals; the Fast and Furious scandal for which Holder is still in contempt of Congress, the AP phone records scandal, and depending on who you ask either the refusal to investigate the charges of voter intimidation in the last two elections by the New Black Panther Party or the discriminatory hiring practices of the DOJ itself. Now it turns out that not only has justice looked the other way, peeking out from under her blindfold to see what she wants, she may be interpreting the words and lack of words coming from federal workspaces.
Holder’s fiefdom has printed and handed out an internal document titled, “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.” It was emailed to DOJ managers in advance of the progressive’s “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.” First of all, with all the months given to everything else, do we have any months left to give or are some months being forced to double up? Will there be a future where say July is the Gay Male Pride, Prostate Cancer Awareness, Inuit History month, so don’t forget to wear your teal, brown, and white ribbons? And digression over, moving on. So this document goes out and someone gets a copy of it. I would never think that confidential policies would leak out of this department of justice, but there it is. Wow.
Turns out, the DOJ has a couple of whistleblowers itself who wanted to get this out there. This is in part because of the content of the policy for LGBT employees. One of the great big items kicking their rights in the face is this line: “DON’T judge or remain silent. Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.” Look, we get the don’t judge part, no one wants to be judged, but don’t be silent. Didn’t our mothers always say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”? I know mine did. I know plenty of mothers said that, and I know we live by it. But now, in this department, if you don’t affirm everything about the LGBT you are a bigot. Your silence is interpreted as, well a crime. Even if employees don’t agree with the lifestyle choices of others they can’t keep it to themselves and silently go about their work, they will affirm everyone’s choices, gay, transgendered, bi-sexual, etc. or else. That is the threat implied in those words. It gets more involved from there.
“DO assume that LGBT employees and their allies are listening to what you’re saying (whether in a meeting or around the proverbial water cooler) and will read what you’re writing (whether in a casual email or in a formal document), and make sure the language you use is inclusive and respectful.” Got it, be respectful…did you just say that employees should assume they are being spied on by the, I don’t know, Queer troopers? and what is a LGBT ally? Just who is going to decide if the employees are deferential enough towards other lifestyles, is there a review board or does this go to one man with dictatorial powers. What in the hell is going on at the DOJ, when did they start employing the equivalent of a gay secret shopper to test out employees loyalties and beliefs?
The entirety of the pamphlet can be read here: http://libertycounsel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/LGBT_tips_for_managers.pdf
Overall the pamphlet says the DOJ now monitors your speech for the right speech, will judge a non action, will engage in compulsory expression and will force viewpoint discrimination. These are all things that are unconstitutional, but hey, that little fact has never been one to stand in the way of this DOJ.