A new nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio, Texas, could be used to discriminate against Christians.
San Antonio City Council members added new language to the city's nondiscrimination policy. It now says anyone who may have "demonstrated a bias" based on sexual orientation cannot work with the city or run for city office.
"No person shall be appointed to a position if the city council finds that such person has, prior to such proposed appointment, engaged in discrimination or demonstrated a bias, by word or deed, against any person, group or organization on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, or disability," the ordinance reads.
Christian leaders in the city are fighting back against this expanded policy.
President of the American Family Association Tim Wildmon said this is "yet another tactic to exclude Christians from the political process and silence them, not to mention the assault on religious liberties that this unconstitutional policy demonstrates."
"This course of action is well on its way to thought control if people won't even be able to voice their faith-based beliefs about homosexuality in a respectful way," he said. "This leaves Christians with nowhere to go and backs them into a corner, which is exactly what the homosexual lobby wants."