TODAY the full House Judiciary Committee convenes for what is expected to be the first key "markup" vote on the anti-faith "Equality Act."
Those in favor of this radical redefinition of sex, gender, and family are calling today a "historic" day. These activists are ignoring the devastating impact this bill would have on people of faith as well as our families.
With markup happening NOW, Grassfire's "Stop The Anti-Faith Equality Act" FaxFire gives you an opportunity to get your message through to your members of Congress as well as the members of the House Judiciary Committee immediately. Go here to schedule your faxes NOW:
If possible, please select the "Bigger Impact" Level Two faxes and reach the entire GOP House Judiciary Committee!
+ + Petition Delivery underway
Today, Grassfire is also processing citizen petitions for delivery to the House. These petions will be HAND-DELIVERED directly to Congress.
This markup vote comes as Big Business is now pushing the radical same-sex agenda that puts people of faith on the wrong side of the law. Earlier this month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came out in support of the Equality Act and published an extensive report that was funded by gay high-tech billionaire Tim Gill's foundation. Of course, the Chamber's report strongly favored the Equality Act, even though many objective measures of business and economic growth do not favor states that promote gender identity rights.
+ + "Most invasive threat to religious liberty ever proposed"
Andrew Walker, Senior Fellow at the Ethics And Religious Liberty Commission, writes that this bill "represents the most invasive threat to religious liberty ever proposed in America." He says implementation of the Equality Act would "have sweeping effects on religious liberty" and would be "chilling."
Walker further explains:
"By codifying the ideas that (1) sexuality has no core ethical limits other than consent, and that (2) male and female definitions are psychologically based, rather than biologically based, the Equality Act must be interpreted as an assault on Christian institutions and especially on parental rights—since public education will be transformed to follow the law’s provisions."
Again, this bill is an ominous threat to faith and family. According to Walker,"The Equality Act equates Christian ethics with hatred and bigotry." Walker concludes:
"With the stroke of a pen, pillars of human history—the ideas that marriage is a complementary union of a man and a woman, and that male and female are immutable, biological realities—would be thrown into the dustbin of history."
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P.S. Markup is happening TODAY in the House Judiciary Committee. We need to let our voices be heard at every stage. That's why we're delivering petitions and encouraging citizens to let their voice be heard by sending faxes today. If possible, select "Bigger Impact" and reach the entire GOP House Judiciary Committee. Go here to send faxes: