On Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM ET, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 5, the poorly named Equality Act, which is a bill in Congress that is a direct assault on religious freedom, the family, and the sanctity of human life. The Equality Act specifically overrides the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, removing legal protection for Christians who want to exercise their right of conscience.
If this bill passes, you can likely say goodbye to religious freedom, as we know it.
The Equality Act would amend every major civil rights law to add sexual orientation and gender identity right alongside race, sex, and religion. Every protection given to race would be extended to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Here are a few reasons we MUST act now…
First, the ideology enshrined in the Equality Act—which falsely equates one’s sexual conduct with immutable characteristics like skin color and ethnicity—is a falsehood that openly contradicts the scriptural mandates we were given for our good (1 Thess. 4:3-8).
Second, the Equality Act would gut religious freedom protections—even the freedom currently enjoyed by houses of worship. Under its changes to the employment nondiscrimination provisions in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, some houses of worship would be barred from ensuring their leaders and other employees abide by their beliefs about marriage, sexual behavior, and the distinction between the sexes.
Third, the Equality Act is unacceptable because it is anti-life and creates a right to demand abortion from health care providers.
Join me in TAKING ACTION!!
1) we must PRAY!
Pause now and pray this prayer with me. Then, let’s continue to bombard heaven until this bill is defeated.
Father, I pray, as Jesus did, that Your Kingdom come and Your Will be done – here and now – as it is in Heaven!
I ask you now to defeat the plans of the enemy, who would come to steal, kill, and destroy through this so-called Equality Act!
In Your Word, You said that ‘righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a condemnation to any people’ (Proverbs 14:34).
Let Your righteousness prevail in our legislation! In Jesus’ Name, I bind the plans of wicked people and those who would seek to undermine the truth of God’s Word and the freedom of God’s people!
Holy Spirit, release Your power and ‘raise up a standard’ against the enemy! Saturate the hearts of the House of Representatives with the wisdom and fear of God. Cause Your good plan to succeed and every purpose of the unrighteous to be frustrated!
Thank You for hearing Your people and answering our prayer!
In Jesus’ Name! AMEN!
2) we must ACT!!
Please, take a moment right now to contact your representative and tell him or her how you want to be represented on this issue.
We expect the House of Representatives will vote on this harmful bill this Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM ET.