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April 1, 2021 (Family Research Council) — Yesterday, President Joe Biden proclaimed it to be “Transgender Day of Visibility.” Decrying the supposed systemic discrimination of those who identify as transgender, Biden's proclamation only exposed just how out of touch he is with much of America.
President Biden used the opportunity to push Congress to pass the Equality Act, a piece of legislation that we know would corrupt the family, advance abortion, and harm many people, including women, medical professionals, religious schools, and even the very members of the LGBT community that the bill claims to protect. If Biden truly cared about equality, he would advance religious freedom, not advocate for a bill that mandates government-imposed inequality by requiring acceptance of a particular ideology, suffocating public debate about issues that deserve thoughtful discussion.
Urged on by Biden, the complete abandonment of biological reality in the media and culture only grows more apparent by the day – despite what we constantly hear about social conservatives “denying science.” Commenting on developments in South Dakota, the latest of which is Governor Kristi Noem offering a watered down version of her women's sport policy through executive order, one reporter wrote, “The orders also reference 'biological sex,' a disputed term that refers to the sex as listed on students' original birth certificates.”
Calling “biological sex” a disputed term is laughable. But it is also tragic for those who are forced to adopt and espouse such moral and factual confusion. Despite the aggressive efforts of LBGT advocates, we know that sex isn't really “assigned at birth.” One's “sex” is a physiological state of being either male or female, and is objective and observable well before birth.
The difference between the sexes is instinctively understood, even by children. Kids know the difference between mom and dad, and they can pick up on the different ways that boys and girls interact. When supposedly “enlightened” progressive adults contradict something so obvious, the results are harmful – both for children who don't understand and adults who must live their lives denying biological reality.
Thankfully, Americans are not ready to give up this cultural fight against truth and reality. Courageous state legislators in Arkansas are taking a stand. The Arkansas legislature recently overwhelmingly approved the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, a bill sitting on Governor Asa Hutchinson's desk right now that prohibits doctors from performing gender transition surgeries on minors and bans taxpayer funding from covering them.
Gender transition surgery often comes with harmful consequences, sometimes leaving children permanently sterilized or disfigured, changing the course of their lives forever. The SAFE Act protects minors from irreversibly altering their bodies during a stressful time of life in which they are not yet mature enough to make such long-term decisions.
For minors who grow up to regret their decision to transition, the effects are devastating. Victims like Keira Bell say medical professionals should have challenged her when she claimed she wanted to transition. But she acknowledges, “When you are that young, you don't really want to listen.” Legislation like the SAFE Act would have protected impressionable young people like Keira from making similarly harmful mistakes.
In a culture where questioning LGBT ideology can get you “canceled,” reasonable legislation like the SAFE Act is exactly the type of the protection that minors need. The bill has been sent to Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to sign. He should do so promptly for the sake of Arkansas' children who are navigating a confused culture that is increasingly in denial about biological facts.
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':
To tell Governor Hutchinson to sign this bill into law, visit here.
Printed with permission from Family Research Council.