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FRC Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Asks Minions To Pray To Save The Filibuster. It’s The Only Thing Protecting Us From the “Evil” Democrats and Gays

FRC Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Asks Minions To Pray To Save The Filibuster. It’s The Only Thing Protecting Us From the “Evil” Democrats and Gays

This Week in God, 1.27.18

Via email blast from hate group leader Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council:

Blowing up the filibuster wouldn’t just end debate and bipartisanship, it would open an express lane to the Left’s most evil policies: the Equality Act, H.R. 1, permanent and unlimited abortion, gun control, open borders, amnesty, Medicare for All, D.C. statehood, and every other horrible idea on Joe Biden’s wish list.

This is a critical moment in our nation’s history. Everything that’s happening in Georgia, in woke corporate America, in the cancel culture, and the far-Left all traces back to this one Democratic goal: destroying a 100-year Senate tradition that paves the way to permanent power.

We cannot wait until the next election to fight this. We need to be praying now. Join Tony Perkins, Senator Young, and Pastor Jim Garlow as we bring our nation before the Lord and ask Him to intervene and protect us from the Left’s wicked schemes. 

Let them pray all they like. Sometimes the answer is “no” but we have to work to make it “no” and for HR 1 and the Equality Act to pass.

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Tony Perkin's FRC Hate Group Prays Against The Equality Act, Uses Death to Gays Bible Scripture

Tony Perkin’s FRC Hate Group Prays Against The Equality Act, Uses Death to Gays Bible Scripture

Via the Family Research Council website:

The Bible’s Teaching on Homosexuality – Romans 1:18-32 – The apostle Paul explains that humanity has rejected God, exchanging the truth about Him and the things He created for a lie. While describing the sinful “exchanges” men and women have made, Paul uses the term para physin, which means “unnatural” or “against nature.”

Homosexuality is unnatural because it is a departure from God’s design for sexuality. According to the passage, homosexuality is also a consequence of humanity suppressing God’s truth and refusing to honor Him. Other verses, including 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, reinforce this teaching.

Father, we know that we are a nation on the “precipice of judgment.” The very discussion of these things, and efforts to force men to deny their conscience, shows how very far we have come. Is this not what the communists are doing?

Lord, please stand up for your people. Despite the split within the Senate, Lord, intervene! Prevent this bill from passage and turn the tide.

May our prayers turn the battle with the principalities and powers at the gates. With you is an army of intercessors and at least 10 righteous men and women in the land. It is time for you to act, Lord, your law is being broken. Take pity upon your people!

The full scripture reads: “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

It’s funny though how they never quote the “stone the adulterers” and “thieves in the temple” passages

WTF?! - ACLU Leaves Gays & Lesbians Out of the Equality Act

WTF?! – ACLU Leaves Gays & Lesbians Out of the Equality Act

Since 1974 when it was first introduced gays and lesbians have been the focus of and have fought tooth and nail to get the Equality Act or some incarnation of it passed in the United States Senate. Yet somehow the ACLU managed to leave both groups out of a tweet supporting it after its most recent passage in the House of Representatives.

We have reached out to the ACLU for comment.

At the time of this posting we have received none.

"Christian" Hate Groups Form Anti-LGBTQ Equality Act Coalition For The Children Of Course

“Christian” Hate Groups Form Anti-LGBTQ Equality Act Coalition For The Children Of Course

Via NBC News:

A new initiative backed by a coalition of right-wing organizations is courting lawmakers and parents in an effort to stop the passage of the Equality Act — a federal LGBTQ rights bill — and promote policies targeting transgender Americans at the federal and state levels.

Backed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Policy Alliance, Heritage Foundation and other national and local groups, the Promise to America’s Children coalition says it is fighting “a culture – and sadly, a government – around us seek to sexualize our children for the sake of a political agenda.”

On its website, the Promise to America’s Children coalition says anyone who signs the pledge is not signaling support or opposition to legislation, “with the exception of the federal Equality Act, which clearly violates all principles of this Promise.”

This incarnation of the Equality Act was approved by the US House this week along in a party-line vote with 3 Republicans breaking ranks, but the EA faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where it will surely be met with a filibuster effort.

The first version of the Equality Act was introduced to Congress in 1974 by the late Bella Abzug.

Michigan LGBT Rights Ballot Initiative Falls Short Of Signatures Needed

Democrats Reintroduce The LGBT Equality Act…… AGAIN.

A screenshot of a press release introducing the Equality Act from Rep. Cicilline and Sen. Merkley. The introduction says: U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) today announced the introduction of the Equality Act, comprehensive civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community in the areas of employment, education, credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations.

Via Lambda Legal:

Today, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced the introduction of the Equality Act, bipartisan federal legislation that will update existing federal nondiscrimination laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act, to confirm that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful discrimination based on sex. The Equality Act clarifies sex discrimination laws to prohibit LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, credit, education, and other areas, and explicitly extends sex discrimination protections to public accommodations and federally funded programs.

Lambda Legal applauds the re-introduction of the Equality Act, long past-due federal legislation which provides clear, comprehensive, and explicit protections for LGBTQ people in federal law. Coupled with President Biden’s early action applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County to all federal laws currently prohibiting sex discrimination, we can see true equality on the horizon. And it can’t happen soon enough: the LGBTQ community has been asking Congress for protections since Reps. Bella Abzug and Ed Koch first introduced the Equality Act of 1974, 47 years ago, and nearly fifty years of waiting is long enough. (Click the highlighted link to read the history of The Equality Act.)

Unfortunately the Republican Party’s evil puppet masters – the evangelicals – will not allow the Equality Act to pass the Senate. It’ll be filibustered there.

Eliminate the filibuster and this has a chance of finally after almost 5 decades becoming law.

Tony Perkin's FRC Hate Group Prays Against The Equality Act, Uses Death to Gays Bible Scripture

LIES & GARBAGE: Family Research Center Hate Group Attacks “the so-called Equality Act.”

Via email blast:

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While many across our country are facing severe winter weather crises, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is creating a different type of storm in our nation’s capital as they try to push through one of the worst bills imaginable – the so-called “Equality Act.”
 
I realize that by now you may be tired of hearing about the Equality Act and the problems it poses. Yet we have been warning about it for some time because it represents a grave threat – not just on one issue – but to many of the values that our nation holds dear.
 
And the threat is truly serious. The Equality Act would overhaul our federal civil rights framework to mandate abortion access and special privileges for sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), leaving many to suffer the consequences, including women, children, medical professionals, and people of faith.
 
The Equality Act mandates an anti-life, anti-family, and anti-faith agenda upon all Americans.
 
Please contact your Representative today to tell them NOT to cosponsor and NOT to support the Equality Act.
 
Here is a brief overview of some of the problems with the Equality Act:
 
The Equality Act jeopardizes women’s privacy and safety.
 
The Equality Act’s expansion of the Title II “Public Accommodations” definition means that females would no longer have privacy in public bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, or even battered women’s shelters. State and local laws to this effect are already causing fallout: A kindergartener was assaulted by a boy in her school bathroom. A rape survivor was forced to quit her job when her employer began allowing men into women’s private facilities. A man was allowed residence in a shelter, and nine women are suing because they were sexually harassed.
 
The Equality Act unfairly penalizes female athletes by allowing biological men to compete in women’s sports.
 
For example, biological boys won first and second place at a Connecticut girls’ high school indoor track championship. As a result, two biological girls fell below the threshold to advance to the next meet, inhibiting their ability to be seen by college recruiters and obtain scholarships. Scholarships are sometimes the only avenue students have to pursue higher education, which could lead to better job opportunities and better pay.
 
The Equality Act would undermine real civil rights gains women have made.
 
For example, the Small Business Administration Office of Women’s Business Ownership, whose mission is to “enable and empower women entrepreneurs through advocacy, outreach, education and support,” would have to give biological men who identify as women access to its programs.
 
The Equality Act would interfere with the medical profession.
 
It would force doctors and others who provide legitimate hormone treatments and surgical procedures for patients with certain physical conditions to offer those treatments for individuals with gender dysphoria. Their moral or medical opinions about assisting individuals in physically altering their bodies would be disregarded. Medicine would be politicized despite science telling us these treatments are actually harmful. A 2011 Swedish study, one of the most robust on the issue, found that post-surgery individuals had a suicide completion rate 19 times higher than the general population. The risk of psychiatric hospitalization was 2.8 times higher even after adjustment for prior psychiatric disease. Additionally, death by neoplasm (a benign or cancerous mass) and cardiovascular disease was 2 to 2.5 times higher. There is also evidence that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones can cause cancer, heart disease, diabetes, blood clots, stroke, and more. The Equality Act’s requirements would override a doctor’s concern about any of these points.
 
The Equality Act could erode parental rights.
 
When Ohio parents declined hormone treatment for their child, the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati involved child protective services, and the parents were ultimately stripped of their parental rights.
 
The Equality Act would severely erode religious freedom.
 
The Equality Act expressly exempts itself from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), our flagship religious liberty law.
 
The Equality Act’s expansion of public accommodations could require churches and houses of worship to violate their beliefs regarding how they use their facilities.
 
Its changes to employment law would prohibit some houses of worship from ensuring their clergy and employees abide by their doctrines or beliefs about marriage, sexual behavior, and the distinction between the sexes.
 
Federal aid could be denied to students attending faith-based institutions unless those institutions abandon policies and practices reflecting their sincerely held beliefs about marriage and sexuality.
 
The Equality Act would inhibit faith-based charities’ ability to operate.
 
Faith-based organizations and others play a vital role in the adoption and foster care system and generally receive funding under Title IV of the Social Security Act to help do their important work. The Equality Act would force them to violate their beliefs or shut down, displacing children like the thousands left hanging in Illinois when Catholic Charities was shut down under a similar law.
 
The Equality Act could be the most pro-abortion legislation to pass the House in a decade.
 
Not only would this bill expand “public accommodations” to include health care providers, but it would add sex discrimination as a protected class. It would then define prohibitions on “sex discrimination” to include preventing treating “pregnancy…or a related medical condition” (which can include abortion) less favorably than other physical conditions. This change would essentially create an abortion mandate. In conjunction with the RFRA exemption and expansion of what constitutes a public accommodation, this also jeopardizes long-standing federal conscience laws that protect those opposed to abortion. The Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion, would also be in jeopardy.
 
The Equality Act shamefully attempts to usurp the civil rights movement’s history and legacy.
 
In no way are one’s sexual conduct and inclinations equivalent to skin color. Suggesting or implying as much diminishes the hard-fought gains of this movement. Indeed, scientific evidence shows that “sexual orientation” is quite fluid and that “gender identity” is not fixed. But if the Equality Act becomes law, its backers may use the courts to force its ideas into public school curricula around the country. Indeed, the idea that these notions are equivalent to skin color is false, and failure to recognize this falsehood only harms all affected.
 
The Equality Act mandates an anti-life, anti-family, and anti-faith agenda upon all Americans.
 
Please contact your Representative today to tell them NOT to cosponsor and NOT to support the Equality Act.

Gird your loins boys and girls because this is the type of pure bullshit every homophobe and hate group across America will be spewing over the next few months. We cannot be passive and hope Congress does the right thing.

WE MUST FIGHT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE EQUALITY ACT FINALLY PASSES!

Nancy Pelosi Calls Passage Of LGBT Equality Act A 'Priority'

Nancy Pelosi Calls Passage Of LGBT Equality Act A ‘Priority’ Despite Biden Team’s Backpedaling

A few weeks ago we reported that the Biden administration backpaddled on the LGBT Equality Act and the promise Joe Biden made during his election campaign that the Equality Act would be one of the first bills that would be passed and signed into law during his first 100 days because now they fear that they don’t have enough votes in the Senate to pass the bill with the razor thin new Democratic majority.

Regardless of the worry about Senate passage this week House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called passage of the Equality Act a “priority.” and that the House could vote on the legislation as early as March.

“I’m optimistic about it because I do think we will get strong bipartisan support in the House and in the Senate. We passed it in the last Congress. No success in the Senate. It went to Mitch McConnell’s graveyard, the ‘grim reaper,’” ” Pelosi said

Pelosi called the Equality Act “an early priority for us.” “And again, it’s about ending discrimination,” she added.

The Equality Act has faced a long and hard road since it was introduced it’s first time in Congress in 1973 by Bella Abzuz. Since then it has gone through, different incarnations: Notably as The Civil Rights Amendment of 1975 and since 1994 The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). ENDA was introduced in every Congress from the 110th. to the 115th. without passing.

Now almost 50 years later the Equality Act will be introduced once again in the hopes of it becoming law. Will this finally be the time that it passes both the House and the Senate and makes it to Joe Biden’s desk to sign?

Only (more) time will tell.

Michigan LGBT Rights Ballot Initiative Falls Short Of Signatures Needed

Biden Administration Backpaddles on LGBT Equality Act Promise: It Might Take More Than 100 Days

Last October Joe Biden made a promise to the LGBT community on the campaign trail.

To help achieve our vision of equality, I will make enactment of the Equality Act a top legislative priority during my first 100 days — a priority that Donald Trump opposes. This is essential to ensuring that no future president can ever again roll back civil rights and protections for LGBTQ+ individuals, including when it comes to housing.”

This week on a conference call with a group of unknown LGBT activists the Biden transition team is now stepping back from that promise. One of the main concerns sources from the call said is the incoming administration now fears that they don’t have enough votes in the Senate to pass the bill with the razor thin new Democratic majority,  That coupled with Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, the confirmation of Biden’s cabinet, and the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is what Biden’s transition team is blaming on the possible delay.

The transition team was quick to point out that that Biden on his first day in office Jan. 20 would direct the Defense Department to dismantle the transgender military ban and that it may take an entire year before the Pentagon is completely able to undo the ban, which Trump initiated by tweet in July 2017.

It’s noted that many of the LGBT activists were accerpting of the delay with minimal pushback. One activist did say . “The notion that our government can only focus on one thing at a time isn’t acceptable. You can’t have the agenda and policy goals that Biden does and not have the process to move faster.”

The original version of The Equality Act was introduced to Congress in 1974 by Belka Abzug and has been used as a campaign promise by Democratic Presidential hopefuls for over the past 40 years and while introduced to Congress in one form or another has always failed.

Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver: The Equality Act “Opens Door To Pedophilia”

Liberty Counsel Hate Group Money Beg: We Need $$$’s To Defend LGBT Hate Crime Perpetrators and Defeat The Equality Act

Via press release from Liberty Counsel hate group leader Mat Staver:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1990 that burning the American flag is First Amendment protected speech. But if you burn an LGBT flag, it’s another story. An Iowa court just sentenced a man to 16 years in prison after he torched an LGBT flag.

That’s a hate crime in Iowa, which means Adolfo Martinez, who stole the pro-homosexual banner off a church and used lighter fluid to set it aflame, will spend the next decade-and-a-half behind bars.

What he did was wrong, but no one was hurt or verbally threatened. Sixteen years is an extreme and disproportionate sentence. It’s also an ominous signal of LGBT power and the growing threat it poses to your freedom and mine.

That’s why—with your help—we fought throughout this year to STOP the radical LGBT assault on freedom misnamed as the “Equality Act.”

What Mat Staver doesn’t mention and what many don’t know is that Martinez got such a long sentence because Iowa has a three strikes-style mandatory sentencing guideline passed by the Republican state legislature. Not only because he torched a rainbow PRIDE flag.

Hate Group Christianity 101

Invent a threat, leave out pertinent information to justify your hate, invent a solution, ask for money.

Easier than working.

You can see the Liberty Counsel’s 990 Tax return by CLICKING HERE

Republicans Introduce the Fairness for All Act (FFA) aka. Equality Act Lite. All the Discrimination, Half the Equality

Republicans Introduce the Fairness for All Act (FFA) aka. Equality Act Lite. All the Discrimination, Half the Equality

To counter the Democrat backed Equality Act that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to provide housing, employment, and public accommodation protections to millions of LGBT American citizens a Republican congressman on Friday introduced legislation he says will balance the rights of the religious and LGBT people.

The Fairness for All Act (FFA), introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, would still make sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) protected classes under the federal Civil Rights Act. But would still allow the right to discriminate aka. religious freedom, exempting churches and religious nonprofits from the anti-discrimination rules. Only for-profit business owners would be subject to the rules, unless they have fewer than 15 employees.

“The Equality Act was written in such a way that a religious person like myself couldn’t vote for it,” said Stewart, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “[Democratic legislators] wrote it so that they could say to LGBT people, ‘No Republican voted for it; they don’t care about people like you,’ which just isn’t true.”

Congressman, Sean Patrick Maloney of New York’s Hudson Valley, warned the public to avoid getting fooled by the FFA bill that he said has nothing to do with fairness.

“The bipartisan Equality Act is the only bill in the House that will bring equal protections under the law for LGBT people. This weak legislative stunt by the Republican Party won’t deter us in our fight for true equality.”

The American Civil Liberties Union’s national political director Ronnie Newman said in a written statement that “this bill facilitates efforts to allow taxpayer-funded discrimination, undermines existing civil rights protections, and gives a green light to turning LGBT people away from jobs, health care, housing, and more.”

He continued, “The bill would change the critical balance between our fundamental values of religious liberty and prohibiting discrimination that Congress already struck in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in order to license more discrimination. There’s no reason laws prohibiting discrimination should be different for LGBT people.