How Democrat’s ‘Equality Act’ will affect conservative Christian businesses, parents, kids
In 2021, President Biden pushed the Equality Act. Like SOGI for Filipinos, the bill aims to protect LGBTQ rights from discrimination and sex-based stereotypes. However, it also tramples on Christian parents’ rights, businesses, and eventual harm to confused minors.
A group of 57 Black Christian leaders opposed it to turn LGBTQ rights into a “sword against faith institutions” that legitimize immorality.
Since 2015, Conservative Christians have become the minority amidst the ascendancy of woke ideology as the prevailing norm. Here are examples:
- Christians cannot refuse service, even if it goes against their conscience.
- Parents may lose rights over their kid’s desire for gender transition.
- Parents who push for “gay counseling” are akin to child abuse.
- Children are encouraged to seek ‘gender transition.’
- Christian adoption agencies are forced to accommodate gay couples.
- LGBTQ and sex education included in the elementary curriculum
- It encourages “gay sex” among young people.
1. Christians cannot refuse service, even if it goes against their conscience
Rejection is discrimination
Christians who refused to accommodate services to gay couples have already been brought to court. Although they won, the Equality Act may overturn religious rights.
2. Parents may lose rights over their kid’s desire for gender transition
The Equality Act will prevent parents from stopping a child who wants puberty blockers or reassignment. In 2019, Democrat House Speaker Pelosi’s Equality Act may result in parents losing child custody if they wish to gender transition. [Emilie Kao]
California law will help the state take custody of children whose parents don’t support their efforts to change genders and allow minors to check into group homes without parental consent. [Free Beacon]
Sage Lily Blair was abducted for human trafficking and ended up in state custody. Her parents were charged with “child abuse” for using her birth name and female pronouns, despite her preference for male pronouns.
Some states already allow procedures for minors
State rules, such as in Delaware, already allow minors to choose their sex without a parent’s consent. Oregon allows teenagers as young as 15 years old to get a sex change without their parents even knowing about it. [HERC; Delaware]
In 2019, an Ohio judge removed a 17-year-old child from parents’ custody after refusing to allow doctors to help her “transition” with testosterone.
3. Parents who push their gay kids for “Christian counseling” may be interpreted as child abuse
The Equality Act may prevent a Christian parent from helping a child overcome gay struggles through Christian counseling. A minor child forced into it may be interpreted as child abuse.
Christian counseling therapy for child abuse?
Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones could be available for kids as young as 9. Parents who prevent chemical castration, upon the Doctor’s advice, may have legal repercussions. The law protects children’s rights.
3. Children encouraged to seek state-funded ‘gender transition‘
It will encourage more teenagers to seek reassignment surgery (sex mutilation) as state funding will be available to “help” kids transition. Sen. Rand Paul compared what the law called “transgender care” to “sex-gender mutilation.”
Encouraging top-bottom surgery for teenagers
Minors could then undergo irreversible “top or bottom” surgery currently allowed to 18 years old and above. Parents cannot stop a child who seeks to change their sex organs.
5. Christian adoption agencies may be forced to accommodate gay couples adopting a child
Adoption or foster care centers within a religious foundation (such as Catholic and Christian missions) may lose federal funding if they refuse to place a child with a same-sex couple. [Signal]
6. LGBTQ and sex education included in the elementary curriculum
A curriculum fashioned by left-liberal educators may introduce “gay and sex education.” The aim is to encourage “closet kids” to “come out” without fear of discrimination.
While the intention is good, it will also cause gender confusion for those whose “gay feelings” are merely a transition.
Those who fully embraced being gay may seek sex reassignment at a young age—which won’t help, explains the Heritage Foundation.
Teaching young kids gay families have values
The number of Americans who identify as LGBTQ has increased. In fact, a spike of 4,500 percent among teenage girls claiming gender dysphoria has alarmed officials in the UK.
They blame a social contagion brought by social influences, schools, and media who push an ideology.
7. It encourages permissive “gay sex” among young people
According to a study, same-sex experiences are rising and have become an acceptable norm. The Equality Act will seal the fact that “gay sex” or being a “trans child” is acceptable, except that it is not—among Christian conservatives.
Liberal politics behind “The Gaying of America“
In 2000 and 2011, President Clinton and Obama “upgraded” PRIDE Month. Transgender characters in cartoons and movie fuels the rise of young people seeking sex change, says a leading expert, Dr. Carmichael.
Love knows no gender
The Bible records Jonathan and David’s brotherly love as more wonderful than a woman’s. Likewise, Ruth declared love for Naomi. It doesn’t mean theirs was a sexual relationship.