10 amendments to keep the pro-LGBT ‘Equality Act’ from persecuting Christians

May 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Well, they did it. Nancy Pelosi’s rogue lawmakers passed the anti-Christian, anti-health, anti-morality, anti-child “Equality Act” (H.R. 5). And so now it heads to the Senate.

Where timid, compromised Republicans wait to offer amendments they can hide behind. We can hope Mitch McConnell never brings this bill to the floor.

But watchfulness is needed. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) is chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Keep an eye on Rob Portman (Ohio); Mitt Romney (Utah); Richard Burr (N.C.); Susan Collins (Maine); possibly Martha McSally (Ariz.); and of course, Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). There’s more than enough to worry about.

And Trump has stated he has reservations but has not committed to a veto.

But hold on. Maybe there are amendments that would make H.R. 5 (and its Senate version, S. 788) acceptable. Here’s a possible list:

1. Let’s see an amendment that upholds religious liberty: “Nothing in this act will infringe upon the First Amendment religious freedom rights of any citizen, nor bar RFRA (the Religious Freedom Restoration Act) as a defense for a cause of action.”

The Human Rights Campaign along with Joe Biden calls religious objections “a license to discriminate.” But let’s not worry about them as we remove a bit of  totalitarianism from S. 788.

Let’s continue, because much, much more is needed.

2. In the spirit of truth over mythology, let’s amend the bill’s definitions with a crucial clarification: “Nothing in this bill is to imply that ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’ (‘LGBTQ’) behaviors are immutable like race. Fourteenth Amendment defenses are therefore inapplicable. Nor are those who identify as ex-homosexuals or ex-transgenders to be subject to unconstitutional First Amendment or civil rights’ violations.”

But wait! There’s more.

3. Another amendment should remove all barriers to counseling choice. Period. The act at present would accelerate bans on talk therapy (pejoratively labeled “conversion therapy”) for all teens and even adults. The act labels such help “discrimination.”

Because no one ever chooses this counseling willingly, right? No teen in the history of the world has ever logically observed that human bodies don’t fit “LGBT” or “Q” behaviors and then sought freedom from disordered desires. If a teen undergoes counseling to overcome homosexual attractions or gender confusion, it’s always under heavy pressure by redneck, right-wing, Bible-thumping parents, right?

Incorrect. Without such therapy, one writer says he would have killed himself as a teen.

But we are not done.

4. “It shall not be considered an act of ‘discrimination’ under this Act to reveal in a classroom or for other educational purposes, the high risks and medical consequences of ‘LGBTQ’ behaviors. This may include citing HIV/AIDS surveillancedata on ‘males who have sex with males’ or the high correlation found in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (CDC) in 9th to 12th graders who identify as ‘gay, lesbian or bisexual’ with early sexual activity, substance abuse and other behavioral risk factors; or by noting the potential health hazards of opposite-sex hormones on adolescent growth and development; or the overall negative outcomes of a ‘transgender’ identity, including the higher prevalence of suicide ideation.”

Let’s continue that line of thought:

5. Concerning parental rights, one amendment should allow parents to remove their children from any school discussion of “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” And if lesson plans feature condoms; chemical castration; oral and anal sex; and all the deviant elements the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) insists belong in an “inclusive” sex ed curriculum, parents and also school boards have the right to bring these lessons to a halt without being labeled as bigots and haters, being trashed in the local media, having their phone numbers given out so they and their children get threatening phone calls, or having their employers contacted so they get fired.

Speaking of endangering other people, there’s another action needed:

6. The Equality Act could definitely use an amendment that removes the entire “transgender” (“T”)  sub-group of the “LGBTQ” coalition. Isn’t it kind of an albatross? The whole “non-discrimination” measure would be sleeker and speedier minus disputes about bathrooms, female sports, women’s shelters, and the obvious dangers to women (and sanity) that some progressives suddenly don’t see.

And as the gender rebellion lobby screams from coast to coast, let’s deal with the assault on biology and the unborn.

7. Clarification: “Nothing in this bill is to be construed as overturning federal restrictions on abortion funding, or altering current definitions of ‘sex’ in federal law. This definition shall continue to rely on biological sex as determined at birth.”

And:

8. “An employee shall not be found to have committed employment discrimination as a result any of the following: social media postings outside  work time, profession of evangelical Christian faith, unwillingness to verbally affirm ‘LGBTQ’ behaviors or same-sex unions, starting an employee group for Christians or conservatives, professing support for a known conservative political figure, or for refusing to be a vendor for a same-sex ceremony or other homosexuality-affirming event.”

We cannot forget to add this one:

9. “‘Public accommodations’ in this bill are not to include church facilities, church property, religious organizations, synagogues, or any church camp or faith-based wedding venue. Public accommodations are not to include schools, youth-related organizations, camps, or any locale where children or teens gather, because of the documented adverse effects and destabilizing influence of homosexuality and gender confusion on youth.”

Last but not least:

10. “Nothing in this act shall prevent a health care professional from refusing to provide puberty-blocking medications to nine-year-olds, or from refusing to prescribe testosterone to teen girls or estrogen to teen boys, or from declining participation in surgery to amputate the healthy breasts of 13-year-old girls, or the penises of 16- year-old boys. Health care conscience freedom is not to be infringed by the inequalities embedded in the ‘Equality Act.’”

Okay, I might be dreaming — but then, I dream of an America where homosexuals and gender anarchists are not in charge.

What’s left in H.R. 5/S. 788? It’s been pretty well stripped bare. That’s perfectly okay with me and millions of other Americans. (Click to Source)

Linda Harvey is president of Mission America.

 
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The Deep State Is Draining Its Own Swamp

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Trump has turned the tables on the Deep State. And this will be in evidence in the upcoming State of the Union message. One of the President’s spiritual advisors, Pastor Pena, told me last year how this first year of Trump’ Presidency was going to turn out. Pastor Pena was stunningly accurate when he said that by the end of the first year, President Trump’s presidency would start to turn the corner. Trump’s positive actions have begun to drain part of the swamp. However, as this article will point out, the swamp has also begun to drain itself. And this latter fact certainly explains why Google, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter are practicing extreme censorship as they are trying to slow down the rate of decline of the Deep State.

Without Democrats In Charge The New World Order Takeover of America Slows to a Crawl

David Rockefeller, who died last year at the age of 101, must be rolling over in his grave as he is wondering  if the current cast of Democratic leaders is the best that the Deep State and the Democratic Party can do in an effort to cause the collapse of a Constitutional Republic and replace it with an autcratic, socialist dictatorship.

The Democrats lone remaining card to regain a democratic majority among the voting public is to grant amnesty to 36 million illegal aliens and that is not going to happen in the near future. And the Democratic spokespeople, as well as their front-runners are alienating the American public with their anti-American rhetoric. This article briefly outlines why in the present climate, the Democrats cannot win a general election. It indeed can accurately be said that the “swamp” has begun to drain itself.

Nancy Pelosi Plays the Worn Out Race Card

President Trump’s generous offer to provide amnesty to 1.8 million DACA participants comes at a rate that is 600% more in the number of participants than anything Obama ever proposed. But that has not kept the worn out race card of the Democrats from being played again. This time it’s Nancy Pelosi who, again, has called President Trump a racist because he is only proposing letting 1.8 million illegal (DACA) immigrants to become citizens.

On Saturday, I attended Arizona’s State Republic meeting. While at that meeting I spoke with Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar (Personal Communication, January 27, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ) who said that the magic number that the Democrats have come to realize that they need to regain control of American politicas is to achieve a minimum of 10 million illegal aliens to become citizen via the amnesty route and the President’s 1.8 million DACA participants does not come close to that threshold.

Even Democratic West Virginia senator Joe Manchin criticized House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for dismissing a new White House immigration plan as a way to “make America white again”.

The civil rights issue of our time has become “how many Dreamers does it take dominate US politics” and Trump is limiting his generosity to humanitarian interests and is not interested in 30 million new Democrats being added to the political landscape.

Discredited Maxine Waters to Speak Against Trump’s State of the Union

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), is scheduled to speak at the top of a BET News special after Trump delivers the State of the Union.  The program is entitled “Angela Rye’s State of the Union.”  This show will produce 4 news programs with a sharp focus on issues facing black Americans. Highlighting the first show will be Maxine Waters.

Waters and other activists will provide an impromptu analysis of the President’s first year in the Oval Office. The program is scheduled to air following the State of the Union speech which is delivered by the President.

Has BET bothered to look at Waters background? Do they know that she is the Al Capone of her district? Does BET actually expect America, people of any color, to take this corrupt politican seriously?

Several months ago, I challenged how a person on a $170,000 public servant’s salary could afford to live in a home that costs nearly $5 million  dollars. It seems now that many others are asking the same question. Waters fellow congressman have found more substantial evidence of financial impropriety. Predictably, she has already labeled the investigation as “racist”.

BET, is this the best you can do.  This is the family member that you hide in the garage when company visits.

Bernie and Oprah

Almost two weeks ago, I noted how the Democrats are in deep trouble because of their unwavering support of Deep State politics. I stated that mainstream America is seeing right through their treason and anti-American stances and that the failure of the Democratic Party is in evidence when we look at their two top candidates as we close in on the campaign season for the 2020 election, namely Bernie Sanders and Oprah Winfrey. What a joke! If there was ever a better case made that the communists are controlling the Democratic Party, they would have to no further than these two extremists.

These two are certainly not getting any help from  Hillary Clinton when she gave a bizarre shout out to “activist bitches supporting bitches” emerged just hours after she responded to claims she protected a campaign adviser accused of sexual harassment. She made the comments last Friday night in a video posted to Twitter by Huffington Post commentator Alex Mohajer. Hillary is like the bad cold that will not go away.

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The Deep State Needs the Democratic Party to Complete Its Mission to Destroy America In Its Present Form and They Are Failing Miserably

Soros bands with donors to resist Trump, ‘take back power’

Major liberal funders huddle behind closed doors with Pelosi, Warren, Ellison, and union bosses to lick wounds, retrench.

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George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed door meeting to retool the big-money left to fight back against Donald Trump.

The conference, which kicked off Sunday night at Washington’s pricey Mandarin Oriental hotel, is sponsored by the influential Democracy Alliance donor club, and will include appearances by leaders of most leading unions and liberal groups, as well as darlings of the left such as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison, according to an agenda and other documents obtained by POLITICO.

The meeting is the first major gathering of the institutional left since Trump’s shocking victory over Hillary Clinton in last week’s presidential election, and, if the agenda is any indication, liberals plan full-on trench warfare against Trump from Day One. Some sessions deal with gearing up for 2017 and 2018 elections, while others focus on thwarting President-elect Trump’s 100-day plan, which the agenda calls “a terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements — and our progressive vision for an equitable and just nation.”

Yet the meeting also comes as many liberals are reassessing their approach to politics — and the role of the Democracy Alliance, or DA, as the club is known in Democratic finance circles. The DA, its donors and beneficiary groups over the last decade have had a major hand in shaping the institutions of the left, including by orienting some of its key organizations around Clinton, and by basing their strategy around the idea that minorities and women constituted a so-called “rising American electorate” that could tip elections to Democrats. (Click to Article)

Soros Intensifies His Funding For Riots and Unrest: “Plotting to Resist Trump Behind Closed Doors”

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George Soros and other liberal mega-donors are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed-door meeting where they will discuss opposing Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office.

According to Politico, the meeting, which began on Sunday night at Washington’s Mandarin Oriental hotel, is sponsored by the influential Democracy Alliance donor club and will include darlings of the left such as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison.

Politico reports:

The meeting is the first major gathering of the institutional left since Trump’s shocking victory over Hillary Clinton in last week’s presidential election, and,if the agenda is any indication, liberals plan full-on trench warfare against Trump from Day One. Some sessions deal with gearing up for 2017 and 2018 elections, while others focus on thwarting President-elect Trump’s 100-day plan, which the agenda calls “a terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements — and our progressive vision for an equitable and just nation.”

Yet the meeting also comes as many liberals are reassessing their approach to politics — and the role of the Democracy Alliance, or DA, as the club is known in Democratic finance circles. The DA, its donors and beneficiary groups over the last decade have had a major hand in shaping the institutions of the left, including by orienting some of its key organizations around Clinton, and by basing their strategy around the idea that minorities and women constituted a so-called “rising American electorate” that could tip elections to Democrats. (Click to Article)

WHY THE FOUNDING FATHERS MATTER

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It has become typical in school text books, in public discussions, and in the smug wisdom of Progressives, to diminish the words and actions of those who led the founding of the United States. However, now that the nation has gone through what Al Gore called a “wrenching transformation” away from limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty (all major ingredients to making the US the freest and most prosperous nation in history) it’s time to listen again to their wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson warned us to …
Avoid Sustainable Development: “When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

Avoid the Welfare State: “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

Avoid Massive Government Debt: “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

Avoid Government Over-regulation: “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

Avoid Control of Individual Gun Ownership: “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

Avoid Compulsive Taxation of Income: “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

Avoid the Federal Reserve: “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

Keep the Founding Documents Intact: “May (the Declaration of Independence) be to the world, what I believe it will be, to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all, the signal to assume the blessings and security of self-government.” His last written words June 24, 1826

The Founding Fathers are irrelevant? Every one of these issues is in the forefront of today’s political debates. Our Founders understood government and its dangers to our liberty. They feared it above all other threats and tried to create a system of self government through which we could protect ourselves from its tyranny. When their warnings are ignored we get Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and a government of lies, oppression and national bankruptcy.

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