There are those who are not fond of the faux-Equality Act.  Like Laurie Higgins, the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer who believes the federal Equality Act is a dead on attack against Christianity and women in America. 

The federal Equality Act, was just passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and if passed into law will gut First Amendment protections and effectively ban Christianity and any other religions that teach that homoerotic acts and cross-sex impersonation are immoral, writes Higgins in a beautifully worded article called, Banning Christianity:  U.S. House Passes Faux-Equality Act.  Higgins writes about family values and is very concerned about the long term affects the Equality Act will have on our families if it is made into law.

Otherwise known as H.R.5, the Equality Act seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  It includes protections for an individual’s perceived sex, “sexual orientation,” or “gender identity.”  Many don’t believe sexual identification equates to as high a legal threshold as the assurances of Constitutional rights for African Americans or women being guaranteed equal rights to those of men.

“Just as the legal prohibition of discrimination based on homoerotic feelings and acts conflicts with the legal prohibition of religious discrimination, so will the legal prohibition of discrimination based on feelings about maleness and femaleness and acts related to those feelings set in motion conflicts with prohibitions of religious and sex discrimination,” writes Higgins in her article for illinoisfamily.org.  “It is morally and intellectually untenable that subjective feelings and volitional acts supersede both biological sex and religion as a protected class.”

Higgins says Pastor and theologian Doug Wilson  “makes clear the totalizing and totalitarian impulses and goals of LGB and T activists a schism among whom is growing”):

            [T]he sexual revolutionaries are not interested in anything shy of total and complete victory.

THE SEXUAL REVOLUTIONARIES ARE NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING SHY OF TOTAL AND COMPLETE VICTORY

And that is what the faux-equality act is about: total and complete victory over theologically orthodox Christians, which necessarily means eradicating their freedom to speak freely, assemble / associate, and exercise their religion.

Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008 with purpose in message and the skills to deliver it.  Prior to working for the IFI, Higgins worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois.  Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country.

In her article she writes about Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon, Professor of Theology at Houston Baptist University, who provides a troubling list of effects that will ensue from the passage of what Higgins calls “the pernicious” Equality Act—which speaking in the strident voice of cultural regressives, “Dr. Gagnon facetiously calls the ‘Get the Homophobic and Transphobic Bigots Act.'”

According to the article, Dr. Gagnon lists the faux-equality act’s mandates as many:

1.)  Nationwide “LGBTQ” indoctrination in school curricula and in workplaces, where you and your children will regularly learn and relearn that anyone who is not a cheerleader for all things “gay” and “transgender” is a hateful, ignorant, and indecent bigot who has no place in society (note that Christian teachers in public schools will be forced not only to listen to such presentations but also to make them for students).

2.)  State social services to take your children away from you if you oppose your child’s “right” to transition to a person of the other sex or enter homosexual sexual relationships.

3.)   Affirmative-action hiring of people who identify as “transgender” and “gay” throughout industry and academia.

4.)  Speech that embraces the faux gender identity of “transgenders” under penalty of fines and imprisonment.

5.)  “Transgender female” (i.e., male) access to female restrooms, showers, locker rooms, dressing rooms, shelters, dormitories, and sports.

6.)  Use of all commercial talents (photographers, artists, bakers, wedding planners, printers, etc.), including forced speech (lettering, messages) to promote transgenderism and homosexual intercourse, under pain of fines and imprisonment.

7.) The firing of white-collar employees who express any religious or secular views deemed “hateful” by “LGBTQ” radicals, even if that view is expressed outside the workplace, say (for example) in social media.

8.) Loss of federal financial aid, science grants, and ultimately accreditation for Christian colleges and universities that maintain “discriminatory” policies toward LGBTQ behavior and relationships, whatever short-term, bait-and-switch exemption is offered to get the bill passed.

9.) Doctors and Catholic hospitals to perform “sex-change” operations on children and to treat all “trans” patients not as their real biological sex but as the sex that they pretend to be.

10.) Law enforcement agencies, courts, and medical research studies to categorize “trans-persons” by their pretend sex.

11.) Censorship, with punitive penalties imposed if at all possible, on all speech and publications that make homosexual and transgender persons “feel unsafe” (essentially all speech critical of homosexual intercourse and transgenderism).

Higgins says that it’s not too late to act.  But we have to listen first and understand what’s going on. 

Just slapping the word “equality” onto legislation does not transform it magically into something good or make it about equality, Higgins writes.   The Equality Act—like the ERA—is not about equality.  The Equality Act—like the ERA–serves the tyrannical interests of the “LGBTQQAP” community.  And both will be used to deny the rights of women and Christians.

We have been amply warned.  The question is, What will we do about it?