Continuing news in religious folks thinking it is their god given right to judge homos.
Thanks Mormons. Might as well be honest. Get on in there with the Southern Baptists and the Roman Catholics.
May 13, 2019, 4:10 PM EDTBy Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its opposition Monday to a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that faces long odds in Congress, saying the legislation doesn’t “meet the standard of fairness for all,” contending it would strip key religious freedom protections.
The faith said in a statement that the Equality Act would “threaten religious employment standards, devastate religious education, defund numerous religious charities.” The church pointed out the importance of religions and religious schools having the right to create faith-based employment and admissions standards.
The Southern Baptist Convention and the Roman Catholic Church are among others that oppose the measure.
“While providing extremely broad protections for LGBT rights, the Equality Act provides no protections for religious freedom,” the statement said.
The legislation would add gender identity and sexual orientation to existing federal nondiscrimination laws covering such things as employment, housing, education, and public spaces and services.
The bill has widespread Democratic backing and seems certain to pass the House, but the chances appear slim in the Republican-controlled Senate.