As President Joe Biden’s Equality Act is being pushed through the House to the Senate, evangelical believers are uniting with Catholics and even a liberal law professor to protest its passage into law. Although it says the bill “sounds positive,” Intercessors for America reports a few of the concerns as it calls for concerted prayer against passage of the bill:
— Forcing young girls to share bathrooms and locker rooms with those who “identify” as female.
— Making it illegal “hate speech” to talk about biblical identity as it refers to homosexuality and gender.
— Strip the rights of Christians to exercise their conscience as it refers to hiring and even paying for abortions.
But the prayer-based organization is far from alone in its concerns. The Alliance Defending Freedom, dedicated to protecting religious freedom and countering threats against it, say the following about the Equality Act:
If passed, the Equality Act would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to many existing federal non-discrimination laws. This would negatively impact many areas of life including employment, athletics, housing, public and private schools, businesses, and more. These changes violate the religious beliefs of millions of Americans, harm women and girls, and contradict the common good.
“It has nothing to do with equality,” Franklin Graham posted on Twitter yesterday, calling the bill a “smokescreen to force Americans to accept the LGBTQ agenda”:
The Equality Act has nothing to do w/ equality. It’s a smokescreen to force Americans to accept the LGBTQ agenda & it creates a lot of INEQUALITY for people of faith. It punishes individuals & organizations that disagree based on their moral convictions. https://t.co/vJPG5Jy3jD
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) February 23, 2021
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who has been open about her Christian beliefs, also tweeted out her opposition to the act, adding that it “virtually destroys women’s rights and religious freedom”:
The #EqualityAct has nothing to do with equality.
It virtually destroys women’s rights and religious freedom.
How can anyone vote for this?https://t.co/GZb9xX8vPV
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 22, 2021
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SOURCE: Charisma News