Hi www.TCFamily.org Leadership Group, Friends, and Pastor Friends: May 9, 2019
Matt Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel, describes HR-5 (HouseOfRepresentatives-5) or S.788 (Senate), the so-called "Equality Act", as "…the greatest threat to religious freedom coming out of Congress…ever." It is currently being rushed through Congress now.
HERE IS THE BEST INFO I COULD FIND TO HELP IN STOPPING HR-5 THE “EQUALITY ACT” FROM PASSING:
1) Go HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION (www.lc.org/HR5) at Liberty Council’s website and see how great an attack on Religious Freedom this “Equality Act” is. [Takes about 1 minute or less.]
2) Go HERE (https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen3/19b/Stopping-Equality-Act/index.html) to see MassResistance’s great description of how dangerous to Christians the so-called “Equality Act” would be.
3) Go to the Crosstalk America “Equality Act Advances & State Dept. to Advance LGBT” article THAT I PASTED BELOW the ##### MARKS and listen to or download the excellent 48 minute interview.
They list phone numbers that you can use to call. (I called all 8 numbers in less than 30 minutes and
politely expressed my strong objections.) The State Dept. gave me an “Office of Public Engagement”
number to call (202-647-6575) where you can only leave a 30 second message – which I did – but I also made sure to call all 4 listed State Dept. numbers to politely hopefully help swamp them with strong pro-family and pro-religious freedom concerns.
4) Watch this “Sing a Little Louder” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofcs9Y7qL4s) YouTube (11min) – that Matt Staver recommended – to see what happens when we stay silent.
(I’ve also ATTACHED this letter as a PDF file just in case the formatting of this email as you receive it is messed up.)
Bill Wiesner / www.TCFamily.org Founder
Equality Act Advances & State Dept. to Advance LGBT
(2) HOW TO HELP STOP SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO’S PLANS TO MAKE A
PROCLAMATION DURING THIS MONTH OF MAY THAT WOULD PROMOTE LGBT
AROUND THE WORLD.
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Mat Staver is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. Mat has over 230 published legal
opinions, has authored 8 scholarly law review publications and 10 books. He’s filed numerous briefs
and argued in many federal and state courts including the U.S. Supreme Court where he has also
argued two landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
What is the Equality Act (HR-5)? To quote Mat, it’s, ‘…the greatest threat to religious freedom coming out of Congress…ever.’ It’s rapidly moving through the U.S. House where Mat believes it will pass.
From there it moves to the Senate and that’s where he feels it can be stopped.
The Equality Act amends a number of federal laws by elevating sexual orientation and gender identity to the same level as race in areas such as public accommodation, employment, etc. This expansion will cover every aspect of American life. In other words, anything you can’t currently do regarding race you won’t be able to do legally respective to LGBTQ. This includes cities, states, churches, religious organizations, all schools through the college and university level regardless of whether they’re Christian, public or private.
Looking at this more specifically, just as bathrooms can’t be segregated on the basis of race, under
this law a church, for example, couldn’t tell a man that he has to use the men’s restroom if that man
says or insists that he’s a woman and is entitled to use those facilities. To stop that individual would
be discrimination based on LGBT.
One of the proposed amendments to the bill was to strike religious freedom exemptions from it. That
failed by a vote of 22-10 which means there’s still no religious freedom protection in the bill as it
Jim played two quotes from the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler. One
addresses the matter of religious liberty in this matter and the other concerns transgender athletes
and their impact on women’s sports. In both cases, Mat referred to evidence that exposed the false
nature of Chairman Nadler’s statements.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced their support for HR-5. So if you’re a business
owner, you can let your feelings be heard on this issue by calling the executive vice president and
chief policy officer of the chamber at the contact information listed below.
While all this is going on concerning HR-5, Mat also noted that more than one credible source is
indicating that the State Department will issue a pro-LGBT directive this month to worldwide
embassies through Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. See the numbers listed below for contacting the
More Information for Action:
TAKE ACTION Phone Numbers you could call after listening to the 48 minute interview:
White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414
White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111
Senate Switchboard: (202)-224-3121 [TWO MICHIGAN U.S. SENATORS]
House of Representatives Switchboard: (202)-225-3121
STATE DEPT PHONE NUMBERS: [TO STOP MIKE POMPEO FROM PROMOTING LGBT
Lisa Kenna – Executive Secretary – (202)-647-8448
Eva Weigold-Schultz – Deputy Executive Secretary (202)-647-5302
John Sullivan – Deputy Secretary of State – (202)-647-8636
Katharine Nanavatty – Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary (202)-647-5290
U.S. Chamber of Commerce [BECAUSE THEY ENDORSED THE “EQUALITY ACT”]
Neil Bradley – 202-463-5310 firstname.lastname@example.org