Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ohshit: "Equality Act – a 'wrecking ball' on religious liberty"

“The most remarkable thing about the Equality Act is the extent to which is scares the living crap out of anti-LGBT bigots.”
Discrimination seeks to isolate disapproved minorities
American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group is peddling an obnoxious anti-LGBT theme regarding HR 5, The Equality Act. According to AFA propagandists Chris Woodward and Jody Brown:
Dr. James Dobson … Alliance Defending Freedom … Dr. Michael L. Brown … National Religious Broadcasters … American Family Association … Family Research Council – they've all clearly voiced their strong opposition to the legislation introduced on March 13 by Representative David N. Cicilline (D-Rhode Island). Those individuals and groups warn of its chilling effect on religious liberty, describe it as a "coercive sexual orientation and gender identity law," and say it would force public schools to conform to the LGBTQ agenda.
Only if one redefines religious liberty. Our founders clearly intended to protect worship. These individuals and hate groups believe that religious liberty means the “liberty” to discriminate against sexual minorities regardless of applicable nondiscrimination laws and that is not what the First Amendment's guarantee of Free Exercise means.

This is no different than the anti-Semitic tropes that they used a half-century ago. Now they all have amnesia except for Michael Brown perhaps because he is a Jewish to Christian convert (although that is no guarantee). AFA in particular remains anti-Semitic using Hollywood or George Soros as code for evil Jewish influence. AFA's founder, Don Wildmon, was explicit in blaming Jews for the Homosexual Agenda™. Bigotry comes naturally to these folks.

Today it's gay and transgender people who are in the cross-hairs. They manage to get even more odious:
Cicilline, an open homosexual, introduced The Equality Act (H.R.5) with 239 co-sponsors, all but two of them Democrats. "It is past time for the Equality Act to be written into law," the lawmaker said earlier this year. "No American should ever be treated as less than equal in the eyes of the law. I'm looking forward to getting this bill through the House this spring. Senator McConnell should take it up without delay."
Rep. Cicilline's sexual orientation is irrelevant but they feel required to point out that a gay person introduced the bill. It amounts to another example of bigotry. They are calling a gay man self-serving. In the current session Rep. Cicilline is the sponsor of 14 other bills, none of which bear any relationship to his sexuality. They include things like the Reviving America's Scenic Byways Act of 2019.
AFA Action, a Mississippi-based public advocacy group, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) asking him not to take up the bipartisan legislation should it be approved in the House.
Should McConnell heed those wishes it will be in direct conflict with his responsibilities in the Senate. The measure deserves debate and an up or down vote. McConnell has already stolen a Supreme Court seat by refusing to submit a nomination to a vote so he is without integrity.
AFA Action's Rob Chambers argues that H.R.5 brings anything but equality.
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"Say someone believes that marriage is between one man and one woman, for example – or even if someone believes that biology is established at birth and is not changeable or is immutable. Then those people would be at odds with this law. So, for example if they own a business, they would have to allow men who think they're women into the women's restrooms."
One can hold any beliefs that they want. However, there is no logical reason for someone to discriminate against people they disapprove of. Believing that same-sex marriages don't count does not put one at odds with the law. Then these idiots are not even capable of properly referring to someone as a transgender woman. Instead, they have to demonstrate their disapproval with “men who think they are women.” And what if a trans woman does use the appropriate bathroom? Is the Earth going to spin off its access? Will their angry god cast lightning bolts. Faith is one thing. Superstition quite another.
AFA Action is encouraging those who oppose The Equality Act to contact their member of Congress. "… Ask your representative where they stand on this particular issue," Chambers urges. "Don't just settle for I'm just looking at this and I'll get back with you."
The most remarkable thing about the Equality Act is the extent to which is scares the living crap out of anti-LGBT bigots.

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