May 16, 2021

Equality Act… What About the Equal Rights Amendment?

Now that President Biden is in the Oval Office, we can expect that there will be renewed pressure on religious liberty that we did not have with the previous administration. Specifically, when it comes to situations where religious liberty runs headlong into the morality of the day and cancel culture.

One of the tools that President Biden hopes to use is the Equality Act:

House Democrats passed the Equality Act in 2019, but the proposal died in the Republican Senate.

During his 2020 presidential campaign, Biden promised to make passage a top priority of his first 100 days. One of his first Executive Orders applied the Equality Act to federal housing policies and programs.

The Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, held that sexual orientation and gender identity cannot be used to justify terminating an employee from a business or a non-profit.

But Biden seeks to go beyond even what the high Court ruled by essentially giving free rein to government to apply the public accommodation label as widely as possible.

Deceptively Titled ‘Equality Act’ Would Be Giant Step to Destroying Religious Freedom

But that would only be the first step. The change in the Senate of Virginia from Republican to Democrat saw that State approve the Equal Rights Amendment. The Amendment had expired in the Congress, so the ratification was considered moot, but if they were able to get this amendment working through Congress again, these concepts would be enshrined in the Constitution and we’d effectively become a different country.

Thankfully then-President Trump saw a lot of judges placed on the Federal bench that will follow the Constitution and not legislate from it, but if a Constitutional Amendment happens, we can expect that all of these judges would follow the law… and that means that Christians can expect a lot more real persecution.

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