The Equality Act, recently passed by the House of Representatives, is now in the hands of the U. S. Senate. Many of us hope it will be stopped there by legislators who take seriously the awesome responsibility they have been given in determining America’s future.
Conservative legislators have promised the act will be amended to accommodate the religious beliefs of Catholics, Muslims, and the Evangelical community, but that gives little comfort to those of us who remember what happened in 1973. When Roe v. Wade became law voices of caution were ignored and less than forty years later, pushing the statute to its limit, the State of New York determined the life of an unwanted child can be taken on the very day of its birth. It may be lawful, but infanticide by any other name is still infanticide.
It is difficult to know how to respond to the Equality Act. Countless organizations and writers have outlined the dangers and changes that will come to America if the Act becomes law. The House of Representatives, however, passed it 236 to 173, when 58% of our legislators capitulated to political expedience.
This is serious business, America. We are at the crossroads of history. This is a red-letter moment in our country. We are allowing our legislators to make a decision that will have a profound impact on all segments of our society. Business, medicine, the church, education, and sports will be forced to make changes that violate principles of conscience, limit parental rights, challenge established practices, permit government intrusion, and violate fundamental principles that have made America great
It is with reason that some of America’s most revered institutions are justifiably worried. Such organizations as the Women’s Liberation Front, Focus on the Family, the Alliance Defending Freedom, Concerned Women for America, and the Heritage Foundation, have all come out against the bill. Adoption and foster care agencies, women’s shelters, Christian businesses, church schools, and medical professionals, have banded together to oppose this legislation. And that is to say nothing of those from whom we have yet to hear: the prison system, the police, and the courts.
So … where do we go from here? We have been told you cannot legislate morality, and that is true, but it works both ways. And the fact the Christian community opposes this legislation does not brand us as the pariah of this generation. We want what is best for America, and that includes all Americans. This, however, is not it!
It is likely the Act will not get through the Senate, but progressives and liberal extremists will continue to advocate for change in America’s social landscape. You have heard this from me before, and you will hear it again, but this is what happens when you get away from an objective standard of right and wrong. When your definition of truth is determined by popular consent, when you ignore the guidelines God has given us in His Word, sooner or later there will be hell to pay.
Take note, America. There is only one way out of the morass into which we find ourselves, and it is God’s way! Ignore Him, and you cannot win, but take Him into your confidence, and you will find the happiness and satisfaction that can be found only in Him. It is high time, America. We need to get back to God.
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