White House Employee Being Harassed For Upholding Traditional Values Needs Your Help
By- Ned Ryun
In early 2004, Scott Bloch, a devout, conservative Catholic, was nominated by President Bush, and then appointed by the Senate, to head up the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The OSC, formed following the Watergate days to protect whistleblowers within the federal government, is also meant to protect the merit system against violations of personal policy. For the most part, a lot of people have never heard of the OSC-until now.
Bloch's predecessor (a Clinton appointee) was an open lesbian by the name of Elaine Kaplan. While head of OSC, Ms. Kaplan decided that sexual discrimination would be afforded "status" protection, meaning that now along with color or gender, "sexual orientation" was granted protection against any real or perceived discrimination.
This status is something the homosexual lobby has been fighting to gain for years. Some may wonder what the big deal is. It's the OSC guidelines we're talking about here. Let me lay out this scenario for you. The homosexual lobby is thinking: "Why not take Kaplan's creative interpretation of the law and apply it to employment law and corporate by-laws across the nation?" Our elected officials have resisted including discrimination based on sexual orientation into any hate crimes legislation, but as is typical with the left, they advance their agenda through un-elected officials because they know they can't win at the polls.
When Bloch became head of OSC, he returned to the policy that had been in place before Kaplan. What resulted was uproar from the homosexual lobby and demands for hearings by moderate and liberal members of Congress. Five successive investigations cleared Bloch each and every time.
But in 2005, Bloch tried to reassign a dozen employees of OSC to various offices around the country, to achieve "geographical balance" with the OSC offices in San Francisco, Dallas and Detroit. The only problem was that, unknown to Scott Bloch, several of those dozen were homosexuals. They claimed that they were being targeted by Bloch because they had been "whistleblowers" after Bloch's "illegal" interpretation of Kaplan's status policy.
Due to a conflict of interests, Bloch, as head of OSC, was not able to investigate the charges made against him, and so had to refer the matter to the President's Committee on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE). Here's where things get interesting. PCIE, which is comprised of the 50-some inspector generals inside the federal government, is chaired by Clay Johnson, who is currently Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. When Bush came into office in 2001, Johnson was assigned the task of reviewing President Bill Clinton's Executive Orders. One of Clinton's orders had awarded preferential treatment to federal workers who were gay. Instead of reversing the order, Johnson preserved it.
Johnson has now ordered that the Inspector General of the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) to investigate the charges against Bloch. However, the OPM General Counsel at the time of the launch of the investigation has close ties to gay rights groups and to Kaplan's work at OSC. Also behind this investigation of Scott Bloch? None other than Harriet Miers, our pseudo-conservative nominee to the Supreme Court last fall, who asked Johnson to assign this out to an agency for investigation.
However, OPM and OSC have been in a dispute over the very thing that began the saga: Kaplan's ruling on the status policy. In other words, there is a conflict of interest if OPM, which has been disputing the Kaplan language with the OSC, is now being assigned the task of investigating Scott Bloch. This is hardly an objective move by the Administration, Clay Johnson or Harriet Miers. Bloch has protested, but the investigation has begun. Sources close to the investigation say there are serious problems with it, and that it is being done in an illegal and discriminatory fashion, and at excessive cost to the taxpayer. A typical OSC investigation costs $10,000. The current tab on the "investigation" of Scott Bloch is now clearing a $100,000 tab for you and me, the taxpayers. And this is the sixth investigation of Bloch.
The bottom line is that this is all a witch-hunt by the gay lobby. Scott Bloch has correctly interpreted the law to read the way it should be read, and has adhered to the rule of law, a principle which America is built on. The gay lobby resents the fact that Bloch's adherence to the law thwarts their agenda, and they want him gone. They are very good at targeting conservatives who actually stand up to them, and then aggressively trying to destroy them. And the White House is in many ways, knowingly or unknowingly, abetting the homosexual lobby.
Anonymous sources inside OPM say that even if Bloch is cleared in this current investigation, more investigations will follow. The hope is that Bloch will become so tired of all this that he'll simply resign.
Let me throw something else out for you to consider. The radical gay lobby that is now attacking Scott Bloch did not help elect or re-elect George W. Bush. The social conservatives, Evangelicals and conservative Catholics did. Sometimes it's worth reminding people of that fact.
But the other side in this debate is very vocal: they always are. But the only way they will succeed is through apathy and ignorance on our part. Most reading this have a worldview diametrically opposed to the homosexual agenda. Yet the gay lobby insists on forcing their beliefs and lifestyle on us. So when they push, we need to push back. The only way that the gay rights lobby will succeed is if the majority remains silent. Let your voice be heard on this matter. Call your Congressman (go HERE to find your Congressman's office number), Senator (go HEREto find your Senators' numbers) and the White House (the White House comment line is 202-456-1111). Tell them you support Scott Bloch in his work as head of the Office of Special Counsel. Tell them that you want to see the harassment of Bloch stopped.