Joe Biden said he’d make passing the so-called Equality Act a legislative priority if elected president. This unnecessary measure would give the homosexual agenda priority over the First Amendment freedoms of other Americans, especially Christians. It would amend civil rights laws to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as classes protected from discrimination.
Biden also would restore Barack Obama’s “transgender” directive for government schools to allow boys pretending to be girls to enter girls’ private facilities like restrooms and locker rooms. President Trump decided not to enforce it.
Senator Chuck Schumer recently said he agreed with Biden’s scheme to violate the privacy of girls in government schools and allow boys to compete against girls in physical sports “in accordance with their gender identity.”
Sen. Schumer says “I agree” with Joe Biden’s plan to give transgender students in federally funded schools access to “sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 1, 2020
If the Democrats gained a Senate majority, all of these things could become law. They’d need 60 votes to stop a filibuster. For example, 10 Republicans would have to vote with them on the Equality Act — unlikely, but possible. Even if Democrats didn’t have the votes, Biden simply would sign executive orders to accomplish his goal to deny Christians their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and religion.
The Trump Administration has been proactive in protecting these rights. Examples:
— The U.S. Department of Education issued a rule to protect freedom of speech and religion on college campuses. President Donald Trump said that his administration rejects “oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness, and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas…Instead, we believe in free speech, including online and including on campus.”
— President Trump signed an executive order in 2017 to promote free speech and religious liberty.
— The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created the Conscience and Religious Freedom division in 2018 to protect health care professionals who oppose killing unborn babies, performing “gender reassignment” surgery, participating in “assisted suicide,” or many other objectionable procedures may refuse to undertake based on religious beliefs or conscience.
— The U.S. Department of Justice created the Religious Liberty Task Force in 2018 to protect religious individuals and groups whose beliefs conflict with government regulations.
— The Trump administration supported churches during the COVID-19 crisis. Attorney General William Barr issued a letter to prosecutors urging them to be diligent in protecting Americans’ constitutional rights, and the U.S. Department of Justice issued letters of support in cases where churches have sued the government to protect their rights.