On Monday Brian Brown, head of National Organization for Marriage, was shilling for Ted Cruz. On Tuesday it was apparent that (true to form) NOM’s effort failed. So now they are organizing tweets for the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). Very compelling I am sure. FADA, which is an outrageous federal license-to-discriminate isn’t going anywhere and if, by some chance it did, President Obama will veto the thing. In other words, it is DOA.

The tweet campaign comes on the heels of the equally pointless fax campaign. Everyone clap and Tinkerbell will come back to life. Now Mr. Misadventure is tweeting the wrong committee for the wrong reasons. The bill is stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Republican control (which includes Sen. Cruz and Sen. Lee) doesn’t always translate to crazy. This is just masturbation:

… the bill has been stuck in committee for 10 months!

We need to tell Congress to stop ignoring the issue and get to work passing this critical legislation! That’s what I’m asking for your help with today.

Today the Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) is holding hearings to discuss “The Best and Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government.” Well, one way the Federal Government can ensure better workplaces is to ensure individuals don’t need to leave their First Amendment rights at home when they go to work!

This Committee, under the Chairmanship of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), is responsible for getting the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) marked up and passed to Congress for a full vote — but as yet the Committee has done nothing!

So, here’s what I’m asking from you today: Click on one or more of the following Tweets and send a message to Chairman Chaffetz and the GOP-controlled OGR urging them to pass FADA from Committee now, in order to protect the rights of all American workers to abide by their consciences and deeply-held beliefs without fear of reprisals.

Chaffetz (who should not be chairing a garden club) is not even on the Judiciary Committee. 

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.