The following is from Matt Staver, Founder and Chairman of the Liberty Counsel concerning the ‘Equality Act’.
The “Equality Act” is a dangerous bill that was passed by the US House and is in the Senate. In order to get it to pass and become law attempts are being made to hide it in other legislation. Please take a moment to read what he has to say and then take the necessary actions.
Radicals are inserting parts of the dangerous “Equality Act” into other bills.
It’s an attempt to hide the ball—to camouflage the assault on your liberties concentrated in the horrendous “Equality Act”—a deviously misnamed measure that demolishes religious freedom in favor of LGBT “rights.”
I think you’ll be astonished and alarmed by the legislation Democrats have lined up to push portions of the so-called “Equality Act” through Congress:
- Customer Non-Discrimination Act (HR 2687)
If it was honestly named, this bill should be labeled the “Women Beware Act.” It opens all restrooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms, etc, to anyone who claims to be the gender listed on the facility door. That means a man claiming to be a woman gains access to women’s facilities—and this applies nationwide.
The bill comes with teeth. It punishes the use of biological distinctions by enabling “discrimination” lawsuits. Critically, this bill victimizes churches, too, because religious freedom exemptions are explicitly denied.
- Stronger Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (HR 2480)
Combating child abuse is critical and to be lauded, but this bill goes beyond that by venturing into social engineering. First, it endorses LGBT taxonomy by adding “sexual and gender minority youth” to its list of benefited parties. Such youth are defined as gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals.
In addition, there is proposed language that would deem it “child abuse” for parents or guardians to refuse to give a child hormones or so-called sex reassignment surgery. And when parents refuse, the child could be removed from the home.
“MegaBus #1”–Four Appropriations Bills combined in HR 2740
This is the biggest threat because it is part of “must-pass” legislation, meaning it is part of a vitally important measure that Congress must enact. Already approved in the House, the massive “Megabus #1” appropriations bill is awaiting action in the Senate. And that’s where we must call on senators to strip out provisions that push the LGBT agenda.
We discovered pro-LGBT language that can be used to attack our freedom hidden in four sections of this bill (numbers reflect sections of the bill):
- Labor HHS (Division A)
- Defense (Division C)
- Energy and Water (Division E) and
- State and Foreign Ops (Division D) Here, LGBT advocates inserted text requiring the State Department and USAID tostudy, track and report on LGBT laws around the world in its annual Human Rights Report. It also requires both State and USAID to document and report their own efforts to promote LGBT behaviors.
And let me quickly list two more stealth attacks:
Do No Harm Act, which attacks religious freedom exemptions (HR 1450), and
Refund Equality Act, which will give more than 55 million dollars to same-sex couples (HR 3234 or S 1564)
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Democrats are trying to pass the “Equality Act” piecemeal by inserting portions of this bad legislation into other bills. You can help stop this stealth attack by contacting Congress today. Click here to find your elected officials. To Send a fax through Liberty Counsel, please use this link.