Pro-LGBT leaders say the language in the Equality Act passed by the House of Representatives goes too far and would "crush" conscientious objectors. Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate are now being pressured to pass the overreaching bill.
In an interview with the National Review, Douglas Laycock, a law professor at the University of Virginia and "a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage" says he opposes the Equality Act "because it would 'crush' conscientious objectors."
"It goes very far to stamp out religious exemptions... This is not a good-faith attempt to reconcile competing interests. It is an attempt by one side to grab all the disputed territory and to crush the other side."Read more
URGENT GRASSFIRE CITIZEN ALERT: After passing in the House of Representatives, the Equality Act now goes to the U.S. Senate as S.788. The pressure for passage in the Senate is mounting.
In case you missed the news that the far-Left media is calling "historic," the Pelosi-led House of Representatives along with eight Republicans passed the erroneously named "Equality Act" by a vote of 236-173.
The Equality Act is now headed to the U.S. Senate. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and other pro-LGBT Senators are already pressuring Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to hold a Senate vote on the Act.Read more
URGENT GRASSFIRE CITIZEN ALERT:
Anti-Faith "Equality Act" Betrays Christian Citizens. Action Needed!
The Pelosi-led, Democrat-controlled House of Representatives along with eight Republicans undermined America's long-held tenets of religious freedom and freedom of speech by passing the erroneously named "Equality Act" by a vote of 236-173.
The so-called "Equality Act" rewrites the Civil Liberties Act of 1964 by elevating "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to a protected status.
The Act betrays America's believers and effectively criminalizes Christianity by putting us in legal and civil jeopardy for standing against the LGBTQ agenda. It nullifies the Religious Freedom Restoration Act forcing Christians to violate their sincerely held beliefs. The bill does not exempt churches, religious organizations, or Christian schools. In fact, this hostile new bill specifically forbids citizens or organizations from raising a religious free exercise claim as a defense against it!
The Act also shatters some of the rights and protections for women. It destroys the distinctions between male and female. It empowers men who identify as a woman to compete against women in sporting events. It forces biological women to share bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities with transgenders.Read more
Battle lines are being drawn over newly-enacted strict abortion laws in states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio that could ultimately challenge Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
On Wednesday evening, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed into law the most pro-life measure enacted since Roe v. Wade. The "Human Life Protection Act" punishes doctors who perform abortions except when "abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk" to the mother. No exceptions were included for rape and incest, which further irked pro-abortion stalwarts.
Right now, Planned Parenthood is reportedly drafting a lawsuit to challenge the Alabama law. The nation's largest abortion provider is vowing to "fight this dangerous abortion ban every step of the way."Read more
URGENT: The House of Representatives is scheduled to VOTE TOMORROW MORNING on the egregious "Equality Act!" It is imperative that we take action now!
The House of Representatives is attempting to ram through the aggressive pro-LGBT "Equality Act" TOMORROW! The so-called "Equality Act" rewrites the Civil Liberties Act of 1964 by elevating "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to a protected status.
This Act is one of the greatest threats to religious freedom we have ever seen.Read more
UPDATE: Vote now expected THIS FRIDAY! Send faxes now!
The anti-faith Equality Act is through the House Rules Committee and is headed for a Floor Vote that is expected to take place on FRIDAY.
That gives citizens just two days to take action. Two critical actions today:
+ + Action #1 -- Fax Key House Members NOW!
Grassfire team members have already delivered thousands of faxes to Capitol Hill. We want to see 10,000 more faxes scheduled for delivery in the next 48 hours leading up to the vote.Read more
URGENT GRASSFIRE CITIZEN ALERT:
Anti-Faith "Equality Act" Undermines Parental Rights
(Please Forward this message to concerned friends.)
If Congress passes the Equality Act, parents will be forced to give up significant authority over raising their children to the state.
Consider these three PARENTAL NIGHTMARES that are coming to every city and town in America soon...
+ + Parental Nightmare #1 -- Father guilty of "family violence" for calling his daughter a girlRead more
The Human Rights Campaign has announced a coalition of businesses supporting the Equality Act -- and it looks as if all the leaders of Silicon Valley have COLLUDED to join together and get behind this radical, anti-faith bill.
Here's a short list of Silicon Valley elites who are pushing this bill that criminalizes Christianity and (as we explain below) forces citizens to fund and even perform abortions: Apple, Google, Facebook, Oracle, Intel, Cisco, eBay, Dropbox, Netflix, Adobe, HP, Pinterest, Salesforce, and Twitter to name a few. Add in Amazon (based in Seattle) and virtually all the power brokers who control the Internet have teamed together to push this radical bill.Read more
Yesterday, House Democrats held Attorney General William Barr in "contempt of Congress."
Trump rides on!
Presidential hopeful, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, railed from the Senate floor about impeaching the President...
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The manager of the Boston Red Sox and several players announced they can't visit the White House because they have such strong disagreements with the President...
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The New York State Senate passed a special bill specifically to give Congress access to Trump's state tax returns...
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It appears the video of PA state Rep. Brian Sims bullying pro-life teens that we sent yesterday has been removed from Sims' Facebook page (we don't know if Sims removed it or if FB did). You can view the video here or here.
New video even more harassing...
Sims has already doubled down, posting a second video in which he goes after a person he calls an "old white lady." In this video, Sims berates and shames this women. You can watch Sims' new video here (or click on the image). Here's just a short sample of what Sims said during this 8+ minute video: