On February 25, 2021, Congress again passed an attempt to legislate immoral morality, the “Equality Act.” One wonders, is this act from Animal Farm or the funny farm. It would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” as protected classes in areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, education, federally funded programs, credit, and jury service. Imagine the implications.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” As if taking a cue from George Orwell’s book, biological women in a Christian college who think entering a women’s restroom should be limited to persons with female body parts will be less equal than persons with male body parts who identify as women and want to enter the same restroom.
Because biological women must comply against their will with sharing their vulnerable private times with biological males, and Christian college leaders must enforce that compliance. Biological females will no longer have an equal right to protect their physical and emotional privacy or safety, and neither will their college administrators.
I won’t even bother to mention which animals are more equal on the sports’ field.
Whom will this Act make more equal? Certainly not people of faith.
Amending the Civil Rights Act to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes would institute a challenge to Christian colleges in a variety of ways: Federal Student Financial Aid (Title IV) and hiring practices could be impacted as well as issues pertaining to freedom of speech and sincerely held religious beliefs.
To keep the less equal animals in line, the Equality Act prohibits use of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to claim exceptions to this brave new definition of fairness and equality.
Will the bill pass?
It already passed the Democrat-dominated house on February 25, 2021 by a vote of 224 to 206. The question now is the Senate. Ten Republican votes will be needed.
IF the Senate passes it, will President Biden sign it?
In 2016, Biden officiated at a same-sex wedding. He praised the Equality Act and urged Congress to pass it quickly, which they did.
In the media, the more equal animals, the “sensible” ones, are those who see the most radical LGBT protections as more equal than religious freedom protections. So, as the debate heats up, prepare for the media to paint those opposing Equality Act as “Jim-Crow White Supremacists.”
If the Senate passes the Equality Act, the battles will shift to the courts. This could inflame the calls for court packing.
Yes, prayer is needed and so are calls and emails to Republican senators.
Lord, help us!