Gordon Klingenschmitt, a candidate for the Colorado House, warns that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will “bankrupt Christian employers.”

ENDA seeks workplace protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill, first proposed in 1994, cleared a Senate committee in July and could reach the Senate floor as early as this month. At least 3 Senate Republicans have expressed support for the measure.

Citing a case of a British bed and breakfast owner who was found to have discriminated against a gay couple, Klingenschmitt, also known as “Dr. Chaps,” warned that “the militant gays essentially demand 'let us have sex in your house, or we will kick you out of your house.'”

“Do Christians no longer have control of their own home or business?” Klingenschmitt asked in an email to supporters. “This is coming to the USA, if we allow ENDA to become law. I've been warning for two years that ENDA would bankrupt Christian businesses.”

“Jail the Christians who refuse to celebrate gay weddings. They're coming for us, people. This is no joke. This will happen to you, if we allow ENDA to become law. Sign a petition to Congress today, to stop this nationwide anti-Christian 'discrimination' bill from becoming law.”

“Friends, their version of tolerance now requires bankrupting Christian employers, or any public restaurant or retail store that refuses men full access to women's bathrooms. We must take action to stop ENDA from becoming law.”

ENDA would apply to nonreligious employers with 15 employees or more.

Klingenschmitt, a vocal opponent of gay rights, last week announced his bid to represent the people Colorado's House District 15.

(Related: Anti-gay activist Gordon Klingenschmitt runs for Colorado House.)