• Agnostics, Orthodox Jews, Catholics, Evangelicals Agree: ‘Equality Act’ Dangerous to Human Rights

    Surge Summary: How much of a threat to genuine religious liberty is the misleadingly titled “Equality Act” currently being proposed for legislative passage in the U.S.? Religious observers from many different stripes – and even a feminist agnostic – are standing together against it!

    by Michael Brown

    The Newsweek article by Natasha Chart and Rabbi Yaakov Menken begins with these words: “It would be hard to accuse an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and an agnostic feminist leader of walking in lockstep.” All the more would this be true if you added Catholics to the mix, then threw in some evangelicals. What cause could bring such disparate people together, all united as one?

    Religious Rights and Women’s Rights at Stake

    As Chart and Menken wrote, “We agree entirely that the Equality Act is a fatally flawed, and even hateful, piece of legislation.” Or, as expressed by the chairmen of five U.S. bishops’ committees, the Equality Act will “discriminate against people of faith” — meaning, of Christian faith or other faiths.

    As summed up by evangelical leader Mat Staver, “HR 5 is a bill that pushes the LGBT agenda on all people and targets Christianity in every area of life — including the church. There will be an increase of instances where Christians and others are being punished unless they violate their beliefs in order to comply with such a law. And that is just the beginning of unconstitutional chaos in America.”

    In short, not only would religious beliefs be trampled in the name of “equality,” but simple human rights — most specifically, women’s rights — would be trampled as well. (As Chart and Menken wrote, “Women, check your ‘privilege.’”)

    That’s why many people of faith and non-faith are uniting together against the so-called Equality Act.

    Just consider what it would mandate across the nation, with no possibility of religious exemptions.

    Here are some potential scenarios.

    What Might Soon be Illegal “Discrimination”? Plenty.

    An out and proud gay schoolteacher wants to teach at an Orthodox Jewish day school. Under the Equality Act, the school could not refuse him a job because his out and proud lifestyle violated Jewish law. That would be discrimination. As for Orthodox Jewish synagogues, if challenged, they would not be allowed to have separate seating for men and women at public events. Discrimination again!

    What if a biological male … Keep Reading the Rest @ Agnostics, Orthodox Jews, Catholics and Evangelicals Agree: ‘Equality Act’ is Dangerous to Human Rights

     

    Agnostics, Orthodox Jews, Catholics and Evangelicals Agree: ‘Equality Act’ is Dangerous to Human Rights

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