A proposed bill in Congress, "The Equality Act" found here, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “to include sex, sexual orientation and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation.” It would gut the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act so LGBT-based discrimination complaints could be brought against churches that follow the Bible's teaching that homosexual behavior is a sin. It would unilaterally change public school desegregation standards “to provide for the assignment of students without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity.” Churches that hold to biblical beliefs about sexuality would theoretically not be immune.
At a recent event in Chicago hosted by the “gay”-rights group Human Rights Campaign, LGBT leaders discussed their agenda, according to a report from Windy City Media Group. One aim is passing the Equality Act. HRC President Chad Griffing predicted it would be “the biggest legislative battle in the history of our movement.” And he claimed the movement has the strength “to decide elections,” with its “10 million” voters.
He also charged that Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., was attacking families with his plan for the First Amendment Defense Act, which would protect people and groups from unwarranted attacks and lawsuits when their actions are based on their religious beliefs about marriage. The Equality Act, sponsored by Rep. David, Cicilline, D-R.I., has been referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. It guts the protections written into the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, declaring that beliefs cannot provide a claim, defense or basis against the progressive agenda of the LGBT special interests. Violators would answer to the U.S. Department of Justice, which would act if it receives a complaint from someone who claims to suffer discrimination.
It becomes clearer every day that it was never about "equal rights" for homosexuals, but about forcing evangelical Christianity from the public square.