Leaders in Congress want equality to mean Christians must hire and cater to homosexuals and transgenders, even placing them in leadership over our churches and ministries, as they push the so-called Equality Act.
With this measure to modify the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is no exception clause when it comes to cases in which a homosexual or transgender person claims to be a member of Christianity and a church affiliation and demands equal treatment.
It simply adds the whole LGBTQ-plus (whatever sexual-predator affiliation anyone might choose), to the protected classes of that cornerstone law.
This follows the situation as we reported from Austin, Texas – follow the link here.
Christian leaders are waking up to the fact that some Republicans are supporting the measure, and there is ambivalence expressed by offices of the Trump Administration.
We can not know the outcome of this campaign to erase all religious liberties from any meaningful application in the marketplace and neighborhoods and religious communities in America.
Conservative commentator Todd Starnes called it a deal breaker on matters of religious liberty, leaving our churches and ministries sitting ducks for hostile takeovers.
“It would effectively obliterate the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” Starnes said. “That law stops the government from encroaching on a person’s religious liberty, [When gone] putting a great big bull’s eye on every house of worship in the nation.”
Arthur Schaper with Mass Resistance said this calls for a full-court-press by every Christian and liberty-loving conservative to “melt the phones” all across Washington D.C.
“Authored by openly homosexual Congressman David Cicilline, this legislation aims to expand the Civil Rights Act and its protections to include homosexuals, transgenders, and individuals who identify with other paraphilias,” Schaper said.
“This bill will normalize perverse, destructive behaviors while harming children,” he added. “It’s an attack on life, the family and our society as a whole. We need all hands-on-deck to fight.”
Conservatives and Christians are not the only ones concerned. Liberal feminists are alarmed by how self-proclaimed transgenders will be a redefinition of female under this law.
So that means you need to light up the phones on Capitol Hill and the White House: (202) 224-3121
Jennifer Chavez of the Women’s Liberation Front spoke against the Equality Act, saying, “We can agree on the fundamental importance of things like basic truth regardless how you feel about various different issues—that the word ‘woman’ is meaningful and the word ‘girl’ is meaningful.”
Chavez added that we should all be critical of the dangers that transgender ideology poses to actual females, for example, when athletic males claim to be female and intrude into female sports programs.
Starnes added that the law would impact beyond religious communities and sports programs, effecting employment, trade, housing, education, federal programs and banking and credit just for starters, even jury duty.
And the political situation in Washington DC is fluid, as usual, with so much compromise and so much high-dollar lobbying going on. Starnes noted the situation can not be assessed as certain.
“The House is expected to pass the legislation with some Republican votes,” he said. “It’s unclear what will happen in the Senate, and the White House stopped short of saying the president would veto.”