To the Editor:
This latest pronouncement by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the language of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976 is a troubling eye-opener.
This is true, firstly, because of the one-sided, preferential agenda that sits at the heart of what the members of the commission have decidedly established as policy even as those who measure their efforts have clearly stated they have no authority to do what they’ve done.
But secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the situation reveals how a small, unelected group of five can so easily snatch away the power of the legislature. This should bother the people of Michigan. It should bother the lawmakers in Lansing, both democrats and republicans, who are legitimately charged with the issue’s future. But apparently, it doesn’t. They appear to be okay with one of the most society-altering issues of our time being left to a handpicked few.
— Reverend Christopher I. Thoma
Our Savior Lutheran Church