By Ethan Huff March 1, 2021 Natural News
(Natural News) By far the most sweeping piece of LGBTQ legislation to ever move through Washington, D.C., the so-called “Equality Act” has officially been approved by the House of Representatives and will now move on to the Senate. Here is what you need to know about it.
First off, the Equality Act would abolish all Christian institutions by forcing them to hire homosexuals and transgenders as pastors and other leaders – and to use their preferred “pronouns.” Churches that follow the biblical mandate to only allow men as preachers would also be forced to hire women.
“Any church or private school which refused to hire persons who engage in sodomy and other same-sex behaviors, or who support abortion, even though it violates church teaching, will be held to be in violation of the Act,” says Robert Marshall of LifeSiteNews.
“Businesses run by Christians or those who believe in natural law, who fail to implement the LGBTQ+ / abortion agenda, will be fined, just as they would be for engaging in racial discrimination,” he adds, noting that many churches would likely be stripped of their tax-exempt status if found to be in violation.
Christian doctors and surgeons would also be required to offer abortions and perform transgender mutilation surgeries on demand. Refusal to do so would be considered a dereliction of duty in the provision of “health care.”
Any attempt to talk a woman out of getting an abortion, or a person with gender dysphoria out of getting a “sex change,” would also be prohibited under the Equality Act. The only thing allowed would be full “affirmation” of whatever the patient is demanding.
Women’s sports would also disappear as men who pretend to be “women” would be allowed to participate in women’s sports, use women’s locker rooms, and do everything a woman is allowed to do.
“The Equality Act also would cement gender-confused males’ dangerous, unfair inclusion on girls’ sports teams, which the nascent Biden administration already mandated last month,” writes Raymond Wolf for LifeSiteNews.
“‘Transgender’ males retain a significant edge against female competitors, humiliate them with obscenely disproportionate victories, and have inflicted brutal injuries on opponents.”
All of these changes would affect Catholics as well, which is why the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has repeatedly condemned the Equality Act.
In a statement, the USCCB noted that the Equality Act would “discriminate against people of faith” as well as violate their “precious rights to life and conscience,” especially with “an abortion mandate.”
Even so, Beijing Biden, a self-proclaimed Catholic, is fully on board with the Equality Act. He has promised to sign it should the Senate get the required number of votes in support of it.
“The Equality Act provides long overdue federal civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity … codifying the courage and resilience of the LGBTQ+ movement into enduring law,” Biden mumbled in a canned statement.”
“I urge Congress to swiftly pass this historic legislation.”
China Joe’s positions on matters of LGBTQ “equality” and abortion rights are so out of touch with the Roman Catholic faith that Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the USCCB’s pro-life committee, issued a statement denouncing the fake president.
“The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching,” Naumann said.
“What he is doing now is usurping the role of the bishops and confusing people. He’s declaring that he’s Catholic, and is going to force people to support abortion through their tax dollars.”