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Remaking the "Equality Act"

Jul 11, 2022

A House Resolution called the “Transgender Bill of Rights” already has been assigned to the Committee on the Judiciary. While labeled a resolution (H.Res. 1209), it is written like a bill. There is no question the Democrats plan to use this as a catalyst to pass what is even worse than the misnamed “Equality Act.” That’s why we call this “Equality Act 2.0.” We cannot let this slip through Congress.

A significant majority of Americans think biological men should not be competing in girls’ and women’s sports. Eighteen states have passed laws or other protections for women in sports. But H.Res. 1209 would erase all of that (and more) and destroy all protections for religious freedom.

This radical new “bill of rights” is not about equality—if it were, the bill would not expressly state that no religious freedom exemptions are allowed! This is about elevating LGBT & Q and abortion above the right to life and freedom of religion for everyone. This is a remake and expansion of the most expansive, freedom-crushing bill to ever come out of Congress!

Rush your faxes to the Senate and to the Judiciary Committee. —Mat

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) was one of the “Equality Act” co-sponsors. And now he is one of the co-sponsors of this new resolution. He falsely claimed, “The scaremongering about potential bathroom predators has not turned out to be true.” But this is just more fake news! We have tracked scores of instances where male predators entered women’s restrooms to abuse and molest them.

How many girls and women must be abused to placate this LGBT & Q agenda? Even one is too many!

Every vote counts. We must tell Congress to STOP THIS TRANS-ABORTION BILL.

A significant reason for the strength of America is because we have vigilantly protected religious freedom and the rights of conscience for hundreds of years. But now the LGBTQ and abortion crowd want to change all of that.

Throughout history, effective churches have fought in opposition to tyranny. Communists, Marxists and Socialists all know they have to cripple the church in order to control the masses.

H.Res. 1209 would do exactly that. It would provide secularists with the tools to target people of faith, religious organizations and anyone who refuses to bow to the LGBTQ and abortion agendas.

This resolution goes far beyond churches, schools or businesses. It applies to the internet, social media, emails and websites—even if there is no exchange of money. This bill applies to any public place.

This bill also applies punishments to any “perceived” (in other words, not actual) slight against someone who was associated in the past with anyone who is purportedly LGBTQ. It includes “beliefs.” This means the U.S. government could punish you solely for your religious beliefs.

Regarding the original “Equality Act,” the Catholic League said it is the “most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law.” True, but it is not just Christianity—this bill will apply to EVERYONE! And the Equality Act 2.0 is even worse!

This must be stopped! Send faxes immediately to fight this outrageous attempt to destroy America.

Houses of worship and religious schools must have the right to teach the next generation biblical, religious and moral values. Without this freedom, places of worship and schools close or go underground. Communist countries relentlessly target churches to silence them. That is exactly what this new bill will do as well.

Imagine your children at church, synagogue or school being taught by a male “drag queen,” and the church, synagogue or school is powerless to say, “No, this violates our biblical beliefs and values!” Seem far-fetched? It’s not. We actually have a case of an elementary teacher in Madison, Wisconsin, who sent the children K-5 a video telling them to no longer refer to him as “Mr.” From henceforth, they must refer to him as “Mx.” because he is “neither male nor female.” He says he is “both, and sometimes neither.”

If this person, who now goes by “Mx. Steel,” taught your children in your church or school, this bill would give him the legal right to do what he did in this public school. Resistance would result in lawsuits by the U.S. attorney general and private individuals for “discrimination.”

This bill will force churches and religious schools—pre-K through college—to remain silent and submit.

Our team in D.C. is working to bring awareness and motivate legislators on the importance of blocking this resolution. We must act now. I am not just referring to our staff members. I am including you. Do not depend on someone else to act for you. All of us must do our part.

Everyone who receives this email must send faxes now to members of Congress who will be making a decision soon about their stance on H.Res. 1209. Some of you may have legislators who are hopeless. I understand, but the faxes you send will go to key members of the House and Senate. They are not limited just to your own.

WE MUST STOP H.Res. 1209! Send your faxes to the House and Senate to stop the "Equality Act 2.0" from endangering our kids.

The challenges of this legislative season are mushrooming. As the legislative season moves toward the midterm elections, politicians become more frantic to pass their wish list. Democrats are just two more votes away from passing a long list of radical bills.

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I am grateful to serve you. Thank you for standing with us and for America!

Mat Staver
Chairman, Liberty Counsel Action

P.S. Please also join our petition to urge Congress to vote "NO" on this freedom-crushing resolution.



Source:

Jayapal, Pramila. “H.Res. 1209 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): Recognizing That It Is the Duty of the Federal Government to Develop and Implement a Transgender Bill of Rights to Protect and Codify the Rights of Transgender and Nonbinary People under the Law and Ensure Their Access to Medical Care, Shelter, Safety, and Economic Security.” Congress.gov. June 28, 2022. Congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/1209/text.

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