Fear, Silence and Inaction: Eroding Catholic Civil Rights

The Lepanto Institute | 10/30/2008 | Michael Hichborn
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On October 30, 2008, Barack Obama said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” The legal policy changes wrought under the Obama Administration paved the way for the so-called Equality Act, HR 5, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 17, 2019 by a vote of 236 to 173. The Equality Act would fundamentally and radically alter Civil Rights Law to prohibit “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” in the same way racial discrimination is prohibited. Analysis by Pro-life and Pro-Family organizations, as well as the U. S. Catholic Bishops, have warned that the Equality Act would:

Require Faith based hospitals, doctors and nurses to participate in and/or to perform or assist with abortions or lose their medical licenses;

Require - Tax - Funding - Abortions - Restrictions

Require tax funding of all abortions without restrictions;

Mandate that any entity that provides health care for pregnancy and childbirth be required to provide abortion as a “related medical condition;”

Force - Women - Share - Spaces - Men

Force women to share private, intimate spaces with men who “identify” as female including in bathrooms, lockers, schools, hospitals, prisons, gyms, military barracks and homeless shelters;

Disallow Catholic and private school single sex sports teams from competing against public school sports teams which will no longer be permitted to have “discriminatory” single sex teams;

Decertify - Catholic - Christian - Schools - State

Decertify Catholic and Christian schools from satisfying state compulsory attendance laws if they refuse to adopt LGBTQ policies, treating religious schools as “hate groups” comparable to the Ku Klux Klan;

Forbid groups like the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Charities or Christian non-profits from receiving Community Block grants from local governments for housing for the disabled or seniors unless they accommodate the LGBTQ agenda including hiring those who identify as homosexual or transgender;

Prohibit - Catholic - Schools - Parishes - Construction

Prohibit Catholic schools and parishes from obtaining construction loans from federally chartered banks or savings institutions unless the schools and churches...
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