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Hiding HR 5 in The Budget

Jul 3, 2019

For over 25 years, your missionary team at Faith & Liberty has worked tirelessly to advance a culture that respects the sanctity of human life, that upholds the sanctity of the family as God defines it, and that promotes the fundamental Constitutional right of religious liberty.

This week, as we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July here in our nation’s capital, Faith & Liberty is preparing for the upcoming Ministerial Summit to Advance Religious Liberty. As part of this event, Faith & Liberty will host the Nigerian delegation for an important discussion on the persecution Christians are facing in Nigeria at the hands of Muslim extremists.

The fight for religious freedom demands constant vigilance. And, today that fight is more important—and more intense—than ever.

Because of the actions of friends like you, the radical, House-passed "Equality Act" is hitting significant resistance in the Senate. Sensing the mounting opposition to their extremist agenda, the LGBT activists and their allies in Congress are now trying to pass their outrageous agenda on the sly.

Radicals are inserting parts of HR 5, the dangerous, so-called "Equality Act," into other bills.

This deceptive ploy is their cynical attempt to hide the assault on your liberties concentrated in the horrendous "Equality Act." And that's why we are asking you to join us in calling on key members of the House and Senate to defeat these measures. You can do that right now by sending Faith & Liberty's fax to Congress.

+ + Here's where the LGBT agenda is hidden...

You'll be astonished and alarmed by the legislation leftists have lined up to push portions of the so-called "Equality Act" through Congress:

1.  Customer Non-Discrimination Act (HR 2687)
If it was honestly named, this bill should be labled the "Women Beware Act." It opens all restrooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms, etc, to anyone who claims to be the gender listed on the facility door. That means a man claiming to be a woman gains access to women's facilities—and this applies nationwide.

The bill comes with teeth. It punishes the use of biological distinctions by enabling "discrimination" lawsuits. Critically, this bill also victimizes churches, too, because religious freedom exemptions are explicitly denied.

2.  Stronger Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (HR 2480)
Combating child abuse is critical and to be lauded, but this bill goes beyond that by venturing into social engineering. First, it endorses LGBT taxonomy by adding "sexual and gender minority youth" to its list of benefited parties. Such youth are defined as homosexual, lesbian or bisexual individuals.

In addition, there is proposed language that would deem it "child abuse" for parents or guardians to refuse to give a child hormones or so-called "sex reassignment surgery." And when parents refuse, the child could be removed from the home.

"MegaBus #1"—Four Appropriations Bills Combined in HR 2740

This is the biggest threat because it is part of "must-pass" legislation, meaning it is part of a vitally important measure that Congress must enact. Already approved in the House, the massive "Megabus #1" appropriations bill is awaiting action in the Senate. And that's where we must call on senators to strip out provisions that push the LGBT agenda.

We discovered pro-LGBT language that can be used to attack our freedom, hidden in four sections of this bill (numbers reflect sections of the bill):

3.  Labor HHS (Division A)

4.  Defense (Division C)

5.  Energy and Water (Division E) and

6.  State and Foreign Ops (Division D) Here, LGBT advocates inserted text requiring the State Department and USAID to study, track and report on LGBT laws around the world in its annual Human Rights Report. It also requires both State and USAID to document and report their own efforts to promote LGBT behaviors.

And let me quickly list two more stealth attacks:

Do No Harm Act, which attacks religious freedom exemptions (HR 1450), and

Refund Equality Act, which will give more than 55 million dollars to same-sex couples (HR 3234 or S 1564)

+ + Defend freedom and make your voice heard!

LGBT forces, along with their allies in Congress, are relentlessly aggressive. And we must be, too! That's why I'm asking you now to join me in sending a strong and unequivocal message to key members of the House and Senate.

You can do that by using our fax to Congress service which gives you a pre-written letter you can send right away!

Will you act now to make your voice heard in Washington in order to defect these attacks on faith, freedom and the family?

While we will continue to vigorously oppose the "Equality Act," we can't ignore these new, stealth attacks on our freedoms—especially those hidden in must-pass appropriations bills!

Please act right away! Your generosity as you do will boost everything we do in Washington, DC, and nationwide to defend liberty, life and family!

Thank you for your friendship and the REAL impact you make with your voice and your gifts!

Your missionaries to Washington, DC,

Peggy Nienaber, Vice-President
Mat Staver, Chairman
Rev. Gregory Cox, Lead Missionary