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May 19, 2021 (Family Research Council) – As the country faces a crossroad of crises, from a national gas shortage to rising inflation, President Biden has made clear his priority is the liberal social groups that got him elected not the American people.
On Monday, to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Biden doubled down on his support for the Equality Act. He argued that the Equality Act is necessary because “COVID-19 and rising authoritarianism around the world continue to widen economic, social, and safety gaps for LGBTQI+ people.”
People on both sides of the aisle from the Women's Liberation Front to a group of African-American clergy have made clear that the Equality Act would allow LGBT rights to be used as a sword against people of faith rather than a shield to protect those facing discrimination.
Furthermore, how damaging the Equality Act would be to life, family, and religious freedom cannot be reiterated enough. This bill impacts nearly every facet of American law, and there is no fix or compromise that will prevent this bill from threatening First Amendment freedoms.
While the administration did not offer any evidence that people who identify as LGBT have faced further discrimination under COVID-19 in their public statement, there's more than enough evidence to show that people of faith – both at home and abroad – have been threatened during the virus. At the height of the pandemic last year, there were reports of countries like India using the coronavirus as a means to further persecute Christian minorities. Christians were put on the front lines with the most contagious because they were considered expendable.
Looking back at 2020, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) detailed the impact of the pandemic on religious minorities worldwide. In Sri Lanka, authorities required those that died from COVID-19 be cremated – including Muslims whose religious beliefs prohibit the use of cremation. In Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, officials blamed the spread of COVID-19 on Shi'a religious communities. Around the globe, Jewish communities faced the same accusations. The list could go on and on.
Despite USCIRF's own report listing examples of ways the COVID-19 pandemic has been used to discriminate against people of faith, the Biden administration has not lent any strong support to protecting religious freedom.
More specifically, President Biden has yet to announce a replacement for Sam Brownback, who served as the Ambassador for International Religious Freedom under President Trump. Furthermore, President Biden was the first president since 1952 to offer an address on the National Day of Prayer that did not reference God.
People of goodwill can disagree about the safety, efficacy and religious implications of a new vaccine for the coronavirus.
But, everyone should agree on this point:
No government can force anyone who has reached legal adulthood to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Equally, no government can vaccinate minors for the coronavirus against the will of their parents or guardians.
Please SIGN this urgent petition which urges policymakers at every level of government to reject calls for mandatory coronavirus vaccination.
Fear of a disease - which we know very little about, relative to other similar diseases - must not lead to knee-jerk reactions regarding public health, nor can it justify supporting the hidden agenda of governmental as well as non-governmental bodies that have apparent conflicts of interest in plans to restrict personal freedoms.
The so-called "public health experts" have gotten it wrong many times during the current crisis. We should not, therefore, allow their opinions to rush decision-makers into policies regarding vaccination.
And, while some people, like Bill Gates, may have a lot of money, his opinion and that of his NGO (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) - namely, that life will not return to normal till people are widely vaccinated - should not be permitted to influence policy decisions on a coronavirus vaccination program.
Finally, we must also not allow the rush by pharmaceutical companies to produce a new coronavirus vaccine to, itself, become an imperative for vaccination.
Unwitting citizens must not be used as guinea pigs for New World Order ideologues, or Big Pharma, in pursuit of a vaccine (and, profits) which may not even protect against future mutated strains of the coronavirus.
And it goes without saying that the production of vaccines using aborted babies for cell replication is a total non-starter, as the technique is gravely immoral.
However, if after sufficient study of the issue, a person who has reached the age of majority wishes to be vaccinated with a morally produced vaccine, along with his children, that is his business.
But we cannot and will not permit the government to make that decision for us.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition, urging policymakers at all levels of government to reject mandatory coronavirus vaccination.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bill Gates: Life won’t go back to ‘normal’ until population 'widely vaccinated' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bill-gates-life-wont-go-back-to-normal-until-population-widely-vaccinated
COVID-19 scare leads to more digital surveillance, talk of mandatory vaccine 'tattoos' for kids' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/covid-19-scare-leads-to-more-digital-surveillance-talk-of-mandatory-vaccine-tattoos-for-kids
Trudeau says no return to ‘normal’ without vaccine: 'Could take 12 to 18 months' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-says-no-return-to-normal-without-vaccine-could-take-12-to-18-months
Trudeau mulls making coronavirus vaccine mandatory for Canadians - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-mulls-making-coronavirus-vaccine-mandatory-for-canadians
US bishop vows to ‘refuse’ COVID-19 vaccine if made from ‘aborted fetal tissue' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishop-vows-to-refuse-covid-19-vaccine-if-made-from-aborted-fetal-tissue
** While LifeSite opposes immorally-produced vaccines using aborted fetal cell lines, we do not have a position on any particular coronavirus vaccines produced without such moral problems. We realize many have general concerns about vaccines, but also recognize that millions of lives have been saved due to vaccines.
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Through his first few months in office, Biden has taken dozens of actions through executive orders, memos, and agency guidance to further a radical sexual ideology and the LGBT agenda. Meanwhile the number of actions taken to protect religious freedom pale in comparison. These actions make Biden's priorities extremely clear: while the economy struggles, wars break out, and people of faith are discriminated against, President Biden and Vice President Harris's priorities are canned speeches in support of the socially liberal groups that put them into office, not protecting faith, family, and freedom at home and abroad.
Reprinted with permission by Family Research Council