H.R. 5: The Sodom & Gomorrah Act
Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place! 13 For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” ~Genesis 19:12-13, NKJV
by Shari Dovale
The current Marxist regime in Washington DC has decided to gut religious freedom in America. This horrendous bill passed the House 224-206, almost completely along party lines.
The Equality Act is anything but equal. It should be renamed the Sodom & Gomorrah Act, as it opens the doors to all kinds of depravity being forced on God-fearing Americans.
H.R. 5 will attack faith-based beliefs, like traditional views on marriage, as well as parental rights to decide how their children are taught. Children will be forced to learn “politically correct” terminology as well as being encouraged to experiment with their sex at a very early age.
As usual, the Commies named the bill the exact opposite of what it actually accomplishes. It does NOT provide equality, instead it destroys the rights of anyone that opposes their viewpoint, making it punishable under the law.
It will decimate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) but the left wants you to believe that it will only water it down a little. Don’t be fooled. This was the basis for the Hobby Lobby case, in which the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious freedom. The RFRA is also being cited in defense of bakers and florists that choose not to service same-sex weddings. This will all go away if H.R. 5 becomes law.
Additionally, this travesty will force doctors to perform abortions and transgender surgeries, and will expand taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.
The Democrat Comrades that put this catastrophe together have cited Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia as the basis for allowing them to give the middle finger to the US Constitution, yet they fail to realize that the Bostock case only dealt with discrimination in the work place. It did not attempt to change the course of parental rights, women’s rights, the rights of the unborn and even more!
“On occasion, Congressional leaders will purposely misname a piece of legislation to disguise its true intention. The Equality Act is the epitome of this misrepresentation,” said Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), who voted against the bill.
“The Equality Bill, if made law, will be used to attack faith-based communities who publicly hold traditional views of marriage. The First Amendment should guide our policy, and Freedom of Religion is one of our most basic rights and one that I have sworn to protect,” said Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) in a statement.
Ten Republican Senators would need to sign on to this fiasco for it to reach the 60 vote threshold that it would require to be passed and sent to His Fraudulency, China Joe. The left has their sights on 2 that they can usually count on, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney.
Collins, who was the only Republican Senator to co-sponsor the legislation during the last Congress, said that she will not do so again because it failed to include certain revisions she had requested.
Romney, the Senator from Utah that continues to skewer all things conservative, has not indicated that he will vote in favor of the Sodom & Gomorrah Act.
Heritage.org has summarized the sentiments of this disastrous bill:
The proposed Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. 5) would make mainstream beliefs about marriage, biological facts about sex differences, and many sincerely held beliefs punishable under the law.
The Equality Act makes discrimination the law of the land by forcing Americans to conform to government-mandated beliefs under the threat of life-ruining financial and criminal penalties. Presented as a bill with commonsense and decent protections against discrimination, H.R. 5 is anything but.
The Equality Act politicizes medicine and education and demolishes existing civil rights and constitutional freedoms.
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