AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
March 15, 2021
The Equality Act – a Direct Assault on Churches and Christian Schools
They KNOW what it will do! This is from the summary of HR 5 – the Equality Act — found on congress.gov: “The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual’s gender identity.”
So, those who support this bill know that it will allow biological males into female facilities. Organizations such as the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Planned Parenthood and the American Psychological Association (APA) support this bill. While it’s not a surprise that HRC and Planned Parenthood support HR 5, it may come as a surprise that the APA does, but rest assured they have supported the LGBTQ agenda for a long time, but have done so more openly in recent years. So . . . parents be careful when choosing a counselor to take your gender confused child to! On May 9th last year the APA held a Virtual Town Hall on the Equality Act entitled “Mobilizing Psychology to Respond.”
It is apparent that the true purpose of the Equality Act is to force Americans to celebrate the LGBT agenda and all those who choose to live as one of the ever growing sexual orientations or as the opposite sex. However, Christian churches, schools and institutions will be special targets of this bill.
Here are a few examples:
- A Bible-believing church or school would not be approved for a loan because they engage in “illegal activity” by not hiring homosexuals or transgenders or permitting same-sex “marriage”.
- The Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be permitted to be used as a defense in “discrimination cases” under HR 5.
- All Christian adoption agencies would be forced to place children in same-sex or transgender households.
- Churches and schools face a $500,000 fine for each infraction. i.e. a Christian school not hiring a homosexual or transgender teacher or not allowing boys in girls’ bathrooms. Churches not allowing biological men who identify as women to use the women’s bathroom or a pastor refusing to “marry” a homosexual couple.
Listen to my interview with Bob Marshall as he delves into concerns that have not commonly been voiced when addressing the problems of HR 5.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to get HR 5 brought before the full Senate for a vote before Americans fully understand the great harm it will cause! Email Senator Bob Casey, Jr. and Senator Pat Toomey by clicking here. Also, phone their offices: Senator Casey: (814) 874-5080 Senator Toomey (814) 453-3010.
They need to, in addition to opposing this bill, call for a hearing where the dangers to religious freedom that HR 5 poses can be entered into the Congressional Record and call for an amendment to protect the religious freedom of Bible-believing institutions, as outlined in the First Amendment.
The US Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on HR 5 at 10:00 a.m. on March 17th. We don’t know if anyone will actually be testifying, but the hearing can be viewed here