The Travesty Called the “Equality Act”
The Travesty Called the “Equality Act”
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   03.14.19

Any lawmaker who supports the grossly misnamed Equality Act (H.R. 5)—the passage of which is U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top legislative priority—is either ignorant, cowardly, stupid, evil or all the preceding.

The Equality Act seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding “sexual orientation” (which really just means homosexuality and bisexuality) and “gender identity” as protected conditions. Further, it specifically addresses the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), essentially neutering it. According to the National Religious Broadcasters, the passage of the Equality Act, which “does not have an effective exemption for religious employers…. actually eliminates any appeal to RFRA in lawsuits arising from its new provisions.”

If passed the Equality Act would require that federal law recognize disordered subjective feelings and deviant behaviors as protected characteristics. Federal law would absurdly recognize homoeroticism and cross-sex masquerading as conditions that must be treated like race and biological sex, which are objective, 100 percent heritable conditions that are in all cases immutable, and carry no behavioral implications.

First, a word on words:

The term “sexual orientation” is a leftist rhetorical construction used to render identical heterosexuality and homosexuality. Leftists believe that the two conditions are flipsides of the sexuality coin and equal in moral status. But that view is an arguable assumption—not a fact. In truth, homosexuality (and bisexuality) represent the disordering of the human sex drive. In any objective sense, all humans are heterosexual in that the species reproduces heterosexually.

There is no objective defining feature of homosexuality. It’s just feelings, nothing more than feelings, and freely chosen sexual acts. And since it is, it won’t be long before other groups that place disordered sexual feelings and freely chosen sexual acts at the center of their identity and plea for inclusion as a “sexual orientation” in anti-discrimination laws and policies.

Why should homosexuals and cross-sex imitators be the only groups constituted by subjective feelings and volitional acts to be recognized as protected groups? Why shouldn’t Genetic Sexual Attraction (i.e., incest), polyamory, zoophilia (i.e., bestiality), BDSM, infantilism, voyeurism, and Minor Attraction (i.e., pedophilia and pederasty) be recognized as protected characteristics.

If people are ever going to understand correctly cultural issues related to homosexuality and cross-sex masquerading, they must stop using the terms “sexual orientation,” “gay,” and “transgender.” Those terms embody, espouse, and disseminate a set of false and destructive assumptions about the nature and morality of homoeroticism and cross-sex masquerading, and they’re used to transform our moral and political landscape, including eradicating First Amendment rights.

Once the law is enjoined to protect two groups based on their subjective internal sexual feelings and volitional sexual behaviors, we open a Pandora’s Box of evils that will inevitably result in conflicts between the spanking new legal rights of those who embrace sexual deviance as “identity” and 1. the First Amendment rights of those who reject sexual deviance, 2. the moral right of businesses to require restrooms, locker rooms, and showers to correspond to biological sex, 3. the right of businesses to refuse to hire or to fire a person who chooses to masquerade as the opposite sex, and 4. the right of public schools to refuse to hire or to fire an employee who chooses to impersonate the opposite sex.

There is nothing intrinsically unjust about treating people differently based on their volitional choices. There is nothing unjust about treating biological women as different from biological men who impersonate women. And it is manifestly just and proper for an organization or business to fire people like Thomas Donnelly, a defense and national security Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and BDSM aficionado who now masquerades as a woman named “Giselle.”

Just as the legal prohibition of discrimination based on homoerotic feelings and acts conflicts with the legal prohibition of religious discrimination, so will the legal prohibition of discrimination based on feelings about maleness and femaleness and acts related to those feelings set in motion conflicts with prohibitions of religious and sex discrimination. It is morally and intellectually untenable that subjective feelings and volitional acts supersede both biological sex and religion as a protected class.

Just slapping the word “equality” onto legislation does not transform it magically into something good or make it about equality. The Equality Act—like the ERA—is not about equality. The Equality Act—like the ERA–serves the tyrannical interests of the “LGBTQQAP” community. And both will be used to deny the rights of women and Christians.

Even radical feminists see the threat posed to women by the Equality Act. Kara Danksy, senior counsel with the ACLU’s Center for Justice and a board member of the radical feminist Women’s Liberation Front said this in a forum hosted by the Heritage Foundation:

If we construe the word sex to mean gender identity, what we are saying is that women and girls do not exist as a category worthy of civil-rights protection. Feminists have been fighting for hundreds of years in this country and for thousands of years in other places…  for the rights of women and girls in many arenas but, for my purposes, in the legal and policy arenas. And we have made really, really important wins. And I do not want to see those pulled back.

Does anyone look around the world and across history and see homosexuals and sexually delusional people as contributing more good than theologically orthodox Christians whose rights to exercise religion freely, speak freely, and associate freely are slowly eroding? When sexual deviants win the day, this will no longer be America, and the world will be a darker place.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send a message to your U.S. Representative to ask him/her to oppose the federal Equality Act (H.R. 5) which seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections for an individuals perceived sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. If you know the name of your local official, you can also call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask the operator to connect you with his/her office to leave a message.

Please speak out against this federal proposal as soon as possible. This special rights legislation would change more than twenty-five provisions of the U.S. Code and would effectively require high schools to allow boys in the girls’ locker rooms, strip elementary schools of the authority to dismiss a kindergarten teacher for transitioning from a male to a female during the course of the school year, and could force religious hospitals to provide sex-change operations and family-owned businesses to affirm such behavior.

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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children and nine grandchildren....
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