We urge you to contact Senators Stabenow and Peters
To oppose discriminatory legislation.
The U.S. Senate is expected to debate and cast a vote on The Equality Act soon. A date has not been set, but President Biden has indicated he wants this legislation passed within his first 100 days in office. The bill was passed by the House at the end of February.
In contrast to its name, however, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith and threaten unborn life it is passed. Instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act discriminates against people of faith and the legislation would exempt itself from the Religious Freedom Act of 1994.
More specifically, the bill would:
– Punish faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities simply because of their beliefs.
– Force girls and women to complete against boys and men for limited opportunities in sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who identify as women.
– Risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions.
– Expand what the government considers a “public” place, forcing even some parish halls to host functions that conflict with Catholic beliefs.
Our religious liberty is at stake if this bill passes. This exemption is something that has never been at stake under federal legislation. We encourage you to do to write your senators and look into the additional resources below.
And above all else, pray. These are uncertain times.