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July 5, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — As promised, the Biden Administration’s aggressive push to implement the LGBT agenda continues. To commemorate the last sacred day of Pride Month, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the State Department would permit Americans to self-select their gender on passport procedures by preference. Previously, the State Department had required medical certification to confirm gender if the passport applicant was undergoing transition or an attempted sex change.
This move, Blinken gushed, is another sign of the Biden Administration’s “enduring commitment to the LGBTQI+ community today and moving forward.”
“The department has begun moving towards adding a gender marker for non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming persons applying for a passport or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad,” said Blinken. This was, of course, promised by Biden on the campaign trail.
You’ll notice the acronym continues to expand and change and is frequently different from politician to politician, and that there were a number of things that Blinken did not explain. For example, why a non-binary person — who rejects identifying as either male or female — needs “a gender marker.” Or why gender identity needs to be presented on government ID. Or whether self-selecting gender eliminates the usefulness of ID in the first place. Or if government documents are really the best place for self-expression.
The State Department is still trying to figure out how to create a non-binary option, and will likely just go with an “X.” They are also grappling with the impact this will have on the vast government record systems.
The so-called 'Equality Act' contains deadly poison for Christian democracy in the United States. And, its harmless-sounding name tries to hide this insidious reality.
But, unfortunately, Pelosi and company have JUST PASSED this morally repugnant bill in the US House of Representatives.
Pro-life and pro-family organizations, as well as Christian churches and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and freedom-loving groups everywhere, are now sounding the alarm.
Wake up, America, this is RED ALERT time!
This petition, therefore, calls on every US Senator to vigorously oppose and reject this bill.
Yes, it's THAT important.
The bill has nothing to do with "equality," or with extending the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which is how it is being touted by the leftists in the mainstream media.
It is, rather, one of the MOST EXTREME anti-life, pro-LGBT indoctrination bills ever proposed.
It has been described as a short-list of the worst possible elements of the Radical Left's agenda in Congress...and, REMEMBER, it has just passed the House!
We need to tell all US Senators, in no uncertain terms, that WE WILL NOT ACCEPT this outrageous attack on our freedoms and on life, itself!
SIGN AND SHARE THIS URGENT PETITION, TODAY!
And, after you have signed this petition, please CLICK HERE to DIRECTLY CONTACT YOUR U.S. SENATORS, and tell them to oppose this assault on our freedoms of thought, speech, conscience and religion.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Below are some of the devastating critiques of 'Equality Act,' leveled by some of the best conservative, Christian minds in the country.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), has written that the 'Equality Act' will include, "the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion this country has ever seen.”
"Under this big new umbrella of 'discrimination,'" continued Perkins, "any American who doesn’t want to fund, offer, perform, or participate in abortion on demand will have no real choice. They can conform — or they can be punished."
"Every wall that’s been built between abortion and the government would come crashing down, including the Hyde Amendment, the pro-conscience Weldon Amendment, and several international barriers that keep our country from exporting abortion."
ON CHRISTIANITY, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and LGBT INDOCTRINATION:
Lloyd Marcus, of the American Thinker publication, has written about the 'Equality Act' in the following terms:
"LGBTQ enforcer and homosexual Democrat congressman David Cicilline is sponsor of the Equality Act. Cicilline's evil bill is the most aggressive assault on our constitutional religious liberties in U.S. history...If the Equality Act becomes the law of the land, every outrageous, tyrannical demand [of LGBTQ activists/enforcers] will become reality."
And, Liberty Counsel Action, a law and policy education, training and advocacy organization which, among other things, advances religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family has extensively criticized the 'Equality Act'.
On their webpage, dedicated to analyzing the 'Equality Act', which you can access below, Liberty Counsel Action state: "The 'Equality' Act' elevates 'sexual orientation and gender identity' to the same protected category as race. It will violate the religious freedom of Americans in numerous ways."
The go on to list the areas of life which this will affect: "It will impact all employers, including religious and non-profit organizations; contractors; houses of worship; public, private, and religious schools; curriculum; bathrooms; sports; daycare providers; shelters; hospitals; places of gatherings; entertainment providers; counselors; foster care and adoption; biological parents; landlords; anywhere providing a “good, service, or program,” including those advertised online; transportation drivers; and all local, state, and federal entities and many other areas."
And, as they note: "[T]here is NO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION to this bill!"
Taking into account all of these potential threats to Christian democracy, Life and religious freedom, it is easy to see how the so-called 'Equality Act' has been called a "poison pill."
It is imperative that the US Senate vigorously reject this bill, AND EXPOSE IT FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS.
Please SIGN this urgent petition, TODAY!
The following links will take you to more information about the 'Equality Act'
The House version of the so-called 'Equality Act' (HR 5): http://lc.org/PDFs/Attachments2PRsLAs/2019/031819EqualityActHR5.pdf
Liberty Counsel Action's full analysis of the so-called 'Equality Act': https://www.lcaction.org/HR5 and https://lc.org/newsroom/details/022421-equality-act-guts-religious-freedom-1
LifeSiteNews opinion and analysis of the so-called 'Equality Act':
LGBT activists, of course, claim that this move is an essential one — something they claim about each and every one of their demands. “Having accurate passports and consistent ID is critical to daily life,” claimed Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen of the National Center for Transgender Equality. “Inaccurate IDs open transgender people up to harassment and discrimination.”
In fact, trans activists want the process sped up, and a handful of Democrats asked Biden to use his executive powers to create a “gender-neutral” option on federal IDs.
Only a handful of other countries — including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada in the anglosphere as well as Nepal, India, Denmark, and Argentina — have permitted these options thus far. The United Kingdom scrapped plans to do so earlier this year.
As gender confusion increases, the number of those identifying as “non-binary”— an imprecise and nonsensical category — is increasing sharply. According to a June study on CNN, there are 1.2 million people identifying as non-binary in the United States:
More than half of nonbinary adults are White, at approximately 58%, but 16% are multiracial, 15% are Latinx, 9% are Black, and 2% are AAPI, American-Indian or belong to other groups, the study said. Researchers found that 42% of nonbinary adults identify as transgender, 39% identify as cisgender lesbian, bisexual or queer, and 19% identify as cisgender gay, bisexual or queer.
In other words, “non-binary” means precisely nothing. It has no defined meaning, and simply provides those utilizing the term with a label that allows them to identify on the rainbow spectrum. As U.K. commentator Douglas Murray said when pop star Sam Smith came out as “non-binary”: “What’s the difference between coming out as non-binary and just shouting ‘look at me’?”