URGENT GRASSFIRE CITIZEN ALERT:
Anti-Faith "Equality Act" Threatens Christian Citizens
TOMORROW, the Pelosi-led House Judiciary Committee will begin expediting through Congress a very dangerous bill -- wrongly named the "Equality Act" -- that pushes a radical LGBT agenda and effectively criminalizes Christianity.
This bill is not about "equality." It is about stripping away religious liberties and putting people of faith on the wrong side of the law!
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!
Dr. James Dobson has warned that the anti-faith Equality Act "is nothing but a thinly veiled attempt to finish off religious liberty in America once and for all, which ought to be plainly obvious based upon a cursory reading of the First Amendment." Dobson also added, "By creating a protected class of citizens out of the LGBT community, this bill places Christians who believe in traditional marriage at grave legal and civil jeopardy."
+ + Urgent Call To Action
With House Democrats FAST-TRACKING this new bill -- starting with a hearing TOMORROW in the House Judiciary Committee -- it is critically important for concerned citizens to let their voices be heard.
Grassfire has just set up a "Stop The Anti-Faith Equality Act" National Petition to give you an opportunity to let your voice be heard on this important issue. Go here to sign the petition:
Here are just a few of the ways this oppressive bill would affect churches and people of faith:
- It REJECTS any religious freedom exemption or claim!
- Churches could lose their tax-exempt status.
- Churches could be forced to host homosexual weddings.
- Churches could not defend as policy the biblical view of marriage as between a man and a woman.
- Christian colleges could be financially ruined as they will not be able to accept federally-backed student loans.
- Any Christian business that provides a "good, service, or program" would be forced to comply.
- Men who identify as women would have a LEGAL RIGHT to enter a women's restroom and sleep in same quarters as women at shelters or on church mission trips.
- Your sex at birth will become LEGALLY IRRELEVANT!
Again, the so-called "Equality Act" is one of the greatest threats to religious freedom we have ever seen. The bill impacts churches, religious organizations, Christian businesses and Christians schools by IMPOSING a radical same-sex agenda. It actually amends the Civil Rights Act and elevates gender identity to a protected status.
Thanks for taking action!
P.S. After you sign, please share this campaign with your friends and consider faxing Congess on this issue. Go here to sign:
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