President Biden’s plan to pass the “Equality Act” could restrict your First Amendment freedoms
President Biden has said that he would be a unifier and president for “all Americans.” But the policies he supports suggest otherwise—proposals like the so-called “Equality Act.”
It’s a nice name. But it’s far from accurate, John.
It’s not equality when people of faith face government coercion and punishment if they live and work consistently with their beliefs.
It’s not equality when free speech is reserved for some people while others face government censorship and punishment for their ideas and expression.
And it’s not equality when female athletes are forced to compete on an unfair playing field against biological males.
These aren’t hypothetical scenarios.
Similar laws at the state and local levels have created these exact situations again and again. Like the “Equality Act,” these laws add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes to existing nondiscrimination laws.
It’s no secret that millions of Americans disagree on matters such as marriage and human sexuality. But disagreement is not discrimination.
The problem with the “Equality Act” is that it puts the government in the business of enforcing one view over another, and hurting women and girls. And such government overreach is antithetical to a free society.
The “Equality Act” would make government overreach the law of the land.
By definition, good laws respect our constitutional freedoms; they promote justice and fairness; they benefit society as a whole; and they support the common good—not just the interests of particular groups. Bad laws create victims. They create chaos.
The “Equality Act” is a bad law, John.
Passing the “Equality Act” could force churches to abandon their faith-based hiring standards, religious schools to abandon their faith-based admission standards, women to share private spaces with men, female student athletes to compete against men, and millions of Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other people of faith to violate their religious views on marriage and sexual morality or face punishment.
This is unacceptable.
ADF will stand against the “Equality Act” and any attempts to violate your constitutional freedoms—in Congress, state legislatures, and courtrooms across this country. And we are prepared to provide a winning defense for your most cherished liberties—all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
But this work is only possible with God’s blessing (John 15:5) and your faithful support.
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