American Family Association: ‘Equality Act is a Wrecking Ball to Religious Liberty’
TUPELO, Miss.—The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the controversial Equality Act (H.R. 5), which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include extrinsic qualities, sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. The Hill reports that eight Republicans sided with Democrats on the issue.
After the vote, the American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) released the following statement:
“The Equality Act is designed to wield a wrecking ball to religious liberty,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “The bill has nothing to do with equality, but everything to do with punishing Christians’ religious liberty. The result will unleash radical liberals to attack those whose faith teaches that marriage is only between one man and one woman, and that sexual identity of male and female is a fixed, biological fact. As the Democrat Party’s platform states, ‘We support a progressive vision of religious freedom that respects pluralism and rejects the misuse of religion to discriminate,’ it’s clear party members have clearly laid out their intent to force Christians into subjugation to radical sexual deviancy.”
AFA had previously written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to voice its opposition to the measure, as well as sent an Action Alert on the subject to its nearly 1 million friends and supporters.
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