Is there a difference between equality and equity? Which is more important? When we talk about equity, we use terms like need, want, and earn. When we speak of equity, which is pertinent? When government gives someone what they need or want, is that the same as giving them what they have earned?
- Isn’t there an important difference between charity and a right?
- Isn’t there an important difference between forcing someone to accept our demands and their right to be left in peace.
In my last post, TOLERANCE VERSUS AFFIRMATION, we suffered a long and windy debate on same-sex marriage. Didn’t change any minds. However, I hope we at least have a better idea of why we believe we what what believe.
Why is this subject important? What Liberal Democrats propose constitutes a direct assault on religious liberty. The proof of that is in legislation they want to pass. Consider the S.1006 – Equality Act.
- NBC News covered the glorious announcement, Democrats reintroduce Equality Act to ban LGBTQ discrimination.
- We have Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s promise, The Advocate: The Equality Act Is Just the Beginning.
- We have “proof” from academia the bill is needed, Why the US needs the Equality Act (thehill.com).
- Because of the seemingly inevitable march of LGBTQ “rights”, some wonder why the legislation is needed, Congressional Democrats Reintroduce LGBT-Protecting Equality Act (reason.com).
- Others have more serious concerns. Don’t fall for the ‘Equality Act’ (washingtonexaminer.com).
Most astonishingly, the “Equality Act” includes next to no exemptions for religious liberty. While no Catholic priest could be compelled by the “Equality Act” to perform a same-sex marriage, for example, Catholic Charities would see any claim to federal funds eliminated as long as they enforced moral policies in line with Church doctrine.
- Others observe more mundane forms of insanity. Republicans slam Equality Act for its broad language, potential sports issues (washingtontimes.com).
- There is much bragging by Liberal Democrats about all the states that have adopted LGBTQ “protections,” but Conservatives suggest we look at the results carefully. Look to States for Preview of Havoc the ‘Equality Act’ Would Wreak (dailysignal.com).
- Fortunately, the Senate doesn’t seem interested in taking up the bill, even Joe Manchin won’t support LGBTQ protection bill (politico.com).
Note that if you search on this subject with Google or Bing the vast majority of the hits you get will be articles favorable to the passage of the S.1006 – Equality Act. What that proves is that the news media and perhaps even the search engines are heavily biased on this issue. Why? It seems to have something to do with a secularized education. The people in the news media don’t even seem to understand the concept of religious liberty.