May 21, 2019 | From Newsmax
Editorial Note: The Equality Act, HR5, passed the House with total Democrat support and the crossover support of eight Republicans. Dubbed one of the “most disastrous bills” in recent history, if implemented, HR5 would impact every area of civic life with favor for the LGBTQ agenda trumping freedoms of Americans. Read more about this sweeping move of gender identity language that is already impacting many states and municipalities. Download this brand new special report, The Coercion of Sexual Identity Language, and pray about the critical nature of this push. Click below to download.
The LGBT community, which likely represents a minority of the U.S. population, is credited with now pushing a narrative, one which maintains the position that they deserve total equality. This would include the right to be denoted as whichever gender they chose with all such rights accorded them — regardless of genetic endowments. Such an unrealistic comprehension of biology and social dynamics have led to U.S. House passage of HR5 – The Equality Act. A bill which erroneously does just that.
The bill’s preamble declares simply, “To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.”
This is laudable. But does this portend amending the 1964 Civil Rights Amendment which might be fine, but the substitution for sex with the words sexual orientation are not the same. Therefore, an undermining of the genetic and biological basis of human life and sexuality would hit both women’s issues and concerns hard.
By the same token HR5’s enumeration of inclusions state pregnancy, sexual orientation, or based stereotype, same-sex unions (with all associated ramifications), adoption of children by any person discounting any of these protected classes, the prohibition of “conversion therapy,” and personal behavior acts or any activity in which funding by the federal government is included, and are too numerous to fully detail.
Noting Health and Human Services (HHS) studies that LGBT children are overrepresented in the emergency services for mental health-related issues, foster care services, a concern for human trafficking which involves children — all are also a poorly defined rationale for how this impacts those issues.
Citing the Republican 1868 initiated 14th Amendment, which was ratified to protect the rights of slaves who were citizens and entitled to due process and rights, HR5’s intent is to modify the Civil Rights Amendment — ultimately extending the equal protection clause.
A rightful fear is that such an extension is a subtle attempt at ramping up attempts to bypass citizens and proceed to include all inhabitants in the U.S. — including illegal aliens.
Many in the conservative Christian community and orthodoxies’ of Jewish and Muslim faiths may see this as forbidding the use of religious teachings which don’t recognize gay marriages, certain medical procedures, curriculums promoting sexuality in a manner other than their views, etc.
Martina Navratilova, who is gay, says such would abolish Title IX protections for women’s sports. This could limit competition for female athletes in allowing genetic males competing as females.
In search of a more perfect union, Congress and society are trying to be all things to all people rather than stick to our nation’s founding principles.
If those principles were properly upheld, they would indeed cover everyone.
(Excerpted from Newsmax, article by Ada Fisher.)