It is not an exaggeration to claim the Equality Act, currently under study by the U. S. Congress, would have a devastating impact not only on the Christian community, but on America as well. The bill, which would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under federal civil rights law, would impact public facilities, sports, the medical profession, and the business community.
The Equality Act is forcing Christian businesses and, they would hope, churches, to give gay Americans the same benefits given to the heterosexual community. This is serious business, America. The secularization, the de-Christianization of our national lifestyle, establishes the precedent for further moves away from the religious heritage and moral foundation that made America great.
Where this is headed can be seen in an article posted by Action Alert on Mon, Feb. 22, quoting Chai Feldblum, the former commissioner of the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “I’m having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win. … in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner.”
This legislation, if passed, would make business owners subject to a radical LGBT agenda. If the Act were fully implemented, 1). Public facilities would be desegregated; 2). Women’s sports would be devastated with the participation of transgender men; 3). Health care providers would be required to perform sex changes; 4). Adoption and foster care agencies would be forced to place children into same sex households. And that is to say nothing of the impact the Act would have on religious colleges and universities, church schools, and faith-based hospitals.
I realize many will not want to hear this, but the Scriptures are clear. In a day much like our own, when homosexuality was rampant and socially acceptable, the Apostle Paul wrote, “No … homosexual … will inherit the Kingdom of God.” I didn’t say that; the Apostle Paul said that. You either accept it for what it says, or you don’t. And once you have chosen to re-chart the Scriptures to square with twenty-first-century thought, you have destroyed the Bible as a standard of ethics and moral responsibility.
There are some who believe present trends in America may well precipitate an act of divine judgment. Frankly, I don’t believe God needs to do anything. The directives He has given were given because He knows that, left to ourselves, we are prone to self-destruct. All He needs to do in this case is leave us to our own devices.
I realize that at first glance it would seem I am overstating my case, fear-mongering to make a point. But hold steady, America; we aren’t through this thing yet and the pandemic may, indeed, be but the tip of an iceberg. History has shown repeatedly you cannot turn your back on God and survive intact. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “Be not deceived; God cannot be mocked. Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” That is a law of life and ignoring it will not make it go away!
I cannot imagine facing the future without my faith in His promise that “all things work together for good to them that love God, who are called according to His purpose.” If you have not already done so I invite you to turn your life and your future over to the only One who knows what lies ahead, to the One who can give purpose to your journey and bring sunshine out of rain: His Name is Jesus.
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