|Oppose the Equality Act, H.R. 5 & S. 788On March 13, Democrats introduced the Equality Act,H.R. 5 in the House and S. 788in the Senate, “To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.” As of April 16, H.R. 5 has 240 cosponsors and S. 788 has 46 cosponsors.
Here’s how Alex Newman described this legislation in “‘Equality Act’ Seeks Federal Persecution of Christians,” March 26, 2019, TheNewAmerican.com:
Democrats in Congress are pushing ‘equality’ legislation that critics say would criminalize Christianity, Islam, and Judaism by forcing virtually every institution in society — including religious institutions — to hire, serve, and promote homosexuals and individuals confused about their gender. A number of analysts have warned that by enshrining ‘sexual orientation’ in the statute, even pedophilia and pederasty could be protected. In the House of Representatives, Democrats already have more than enough co-sponsors to pass the bill. And in the Senate, they are getting very close. But a massive coalition of critics from across the political spectrum and a broad array of religious traditions is rising up to stop it before it is too late….
In the end, the Equality Act is unconstitutional on its face. The federal government has no power to force anyone — much less everyone — to bow down to its radical anti-Christian ideology. And in fact, multiple provisions of the Constitution, including the First Amendment and the 10th Amendment, specifically prohibit the sort of lunacy envisioned in this legislation. Americans who value liberty and Christian civilization must recognize that everything they cherish is on the line. It is time to speak out, or be crushed by the oncoming freight train. Alex has also written a followup article, “Citing ‘Equality’ Act, Black Pastor Warns That Congressional Black Caucus and NAACP Are ‘More dangerous Than KKK.'”
Please take action by contacting your representative (202-225-3121), senators (202-224-3121), and President Trump (202-456-1111) by phone and email in opposition to H.R. 5 and S. 788. Remind them that the First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” Then tell them that the Equality Act infringes on our precious freedom of religion as stated in the First Amendment.
It’s important to let Trump know how you feel, because if both houses pass this legislation, Trump will have the opportunity to veto it.
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