Last week, at an LGBT summit held during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, leaders within the movement laid out their plans to attack religious freedom across American to advance their agenda.
According to reports from The Daily Signal, leaders intend to rewrite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “protections” over sexual orientation and “gender identity,” strip state Religious Freedom Restorations Act laws and other local so-called “anti-LGBT” legislation, and exploit the Americans With Disability Act to force private businesses to adhere to transgenderism (by using gender dysphoria as a disability).
These leaders’ endgame is pretty straightforward: Total destruction of religious liberty surrounding the LGBT movement. Dissent is not an option. You will comply.
The first and foremost goal of the LGBT lobby is to rewrite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by enacting the Equality Act, under which the Civil Rights Act would be amended to “include sexual orientation and gender identity among prohibited categories of discrimination.” According to Evan Wolfson, the former president of Freedom to Marry, the Equality Act is “unfinished business.”
Essentially, the re-writing of the legislation from over 50 years ago would void protection from private businesses under the 1993 RFRA signed under former President Bill Clinton. For instance, if you’re a business owner with deeply-held religious beliefs against participation in gay weddings, you’re out of luck (and First Amendment protections): get ready to bake that cake and take those pictures for Sam and John’s wedding.
Building on this attack, LGBT leaders plan on voiding all religious protections standing in the way of their totalitarian agenda, since, according to Wolfson, religion is the “excuse” that “people are bigots.”
“To defeat their opponents, LGBT groups plan to go state by state to strike down religious freedom measures and, instead, implement their own laws on sexual orientation and gender identity. They said they intend to do this until new federal law or court decisions negate that necessity,” reports The Daily Signal.
In other words, even local and state governments will be stripped of religious protections. For example, charities and even adoption agencies which reject same-sex marriage and transgenderism will be forced to comply with the LGBT agenda if such religious liberties are overturned.
Lastly, the LGBT lobby plans on exploiting the American With Disabilities Act to force private companies to “accommodate” trans people—people diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
Leaders have their eye on a case in Pennsylvania at the moment: Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail Inc. A trans “woman” is suing over the lack of accommodation he received as a person diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Such a win would be the “‘first of its kind litigation strategy’ with the potential of overturning exclusions for transgender individuals under the Americans With Disabilities Act.”
“If we’re able to remove or overturn this exclusion, then we’ve just opened up really important protections for transgender people in public accommodations,” said Janson Wu, the executive director of GLAD.
LGBT activists plan on teaming up with dominate progressive groups like Black Lives Matter to help advance their agenda. Gun-control advocacy and abortion “rights” are also on list of causes the LGBT lobby plans on co-opting for gain.
If these leaders execute their plans, religious freedom will be utterly null and void when it comes to deeply held beliefs concerning same-sex marriage and transgenderism. As usual the culture battle is being brought to conservatives; if they don’t fight back, swaths of American religious liberty could disappear before our eyes.