The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT activist group, announced that more than 400 major U.S. corporations have signed onto its “Business Coalition for the Equality Act.”
In essence, this means that well-known, big businesses like Aflac, Coca-Cola, Food Lion, General Mills, Home Depot, Macy’s, Tyson Foods and Xerox care more about appeasing LGBT activists than they do about religious freedom.
It means that Bank of America, Chobani, Facebook, Kellogg, Mattel, Pepsi, Target and UPS are more concerned about being “woke” than about protecting privacy and safety in restrooms, changing rooms and locker rooms.
It means that Albertsons, Capital One, Domino’s, Hershey, Nestlé, Pinterest, Smucker’s and Walt Disney believe that abortion should be a protected “civil right.”
There are more companies that support this radical, detrimental agenda. You can read the whole list of 416 companies, here.
HRC President David Alphonso said, “We are seeing growing support from business leaders because they understand that the Equality Act is good for their employees, good for their businesses and good for our country.”
As previously reported by The Daily Citizen, the erroneously named “Equality Act,” H.R. 5, adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, threatening key issues of concern for Christians.
“Sexual orientation” is very subjective, referring to numerous changeable aspects of a person, including sexual and romantic thoughts, feelings, attractions, experiences, behaviors and identity. “Gender identity” refers to how people think about themselves as male or female, some combination of the two, or neither. According to gender idealogues, an infinite number of “genders” exist.
The Equality Act elevates these characteristics to the same level as race, religion, and sex. The act goes so far as to redefine “sex,” which meant being male or female back in 1964, to include: “a sex stereotype; pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition; sexual orientation or gender identity; and sex characteristics, including intersex traits.”
“Pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition” includes abortion. Adding this language to nondiscrimination laws means health care providers and health insurance would have to provide abortions – or risk lawsuits for being discriminatory.
The act has already passed the House, by a vote of 224 to 206. It has not come up for a vote in the Senate, after a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 17. There, Senators heard about female athletes who lost competitive opportunities and awards to boys who believe they are female. They heard about the threats to religious freedom, as the legislation would negatively affect faith-based adoption and foster care agencies, homeless shelters, food banks and domestic violence shelters.
The Senators heard about the risks to privacy and safety, as male prisoners who claim to be female are housed with female prisoners, and as girls and women’s restrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms are opened to biological males who say they are women.
One wonders if any of these businesses are paying attention to what the legislation actually does, rather than what the Human Rights Campaign says it will do.
While announcing the support from corporations, Alphonso said, “Thank you to every company that is speaking up and advocating for the passage of the Equality Act. It’s time for the Senate to listen to the business community and the public and pass this long overdue legislation.”
Only a slim margin keeps the Senate from pushing for a vote on the legislation. With big business supporting LGBT activists, it’s important for Christians and conservatives to let the Senate know what they think about this harmful legislation.
Related articles and resources:
Concerned Women for America: Equality Act Erasing Women – Take Action
Family Policy Alliance: Contact Your Senators to Expose the Equality Act Today!
Heritage Action for America: Equality Act Toolkit
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