After the U.S. Supreme Court’s egregious ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County that redefined “sex” in Title VII employment law to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" (SOGI), Democrats in the United States Senate are renewing pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) to take up the radical, anti-religious freedom bill, H.R. 5, known by LGBTQ activists as the “Equality Act.” The Equality Act, which would give special privileges to people who identify as LGBTQ, would go even further than the Supreme Court’s decision.
The legislation, if passed, would threaten women’s privacy, create a loss for women in sports, outlaw the religious freedom protections for Christian adoption agencies in the Texas Freedom to Serve Children Act, force homeless shelters to allow men to sleep and shower next to women, and could penalize people of faith and faith-based employers. Worse, the law does not allow a person or business to claim protection under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would mean that sincerely held religious beliefs on marriage and sexuality are essentially banned. Christians would have no defense in court for their religious beliefs when they are being sued by LGBTQ activists.
SOGI laws, like the Equality Act, effectively impose one point of view of sexuality on all other Americans. Not adhering to LGBT orthodoxy becomes wrong and, in many circumstances, unlawful. Americans who believe in biological differences between males and females or who hold Biblical beliefs about marriage and sexuality are subject to persecution and punishment under this law.
Sound familiar? Many of these same items were included in the #BanTheBible Bills before the Texas Legislature last session. Thanks to your hard work, we were able to defeat those bills, and we need to do it again at the national level!
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