During an appearance last Friday on the Bombshell podcast, former GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann warned that if Joe Biden is elected president, he’ll pass the Equality Act, which expands federal civil rights laws to include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. According to Bachmann, the Equality Act would be a frontal assault on the civil rights of Christians in America.
“Joe Biden has said the very first thing he would do as president of the United States is to put in place the Equality Act,” Bachmann said in a video clip flagged by Right Wing Watch. “It’s really the Inequality Act, because the Equality Act would add the words ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ’65. And that would completely upend the Civil Rights Act, which was meant to give equality to Blacks in all areas of life in the United States, which was a good thing. This actually, in my perspective, harms all people because it really is about punishing. It gives special rights to certain people who practice certain behaviors. It’s about giving rights to feelings, not to immutable physical characteristics.”
According to Bachmann, if the Act is passed, “we all will lose rights.”
“Those who believe in a biblical standard, we will be punished,” she said. “We will no longer be able to verbally or practice life in the way that we used to practice life because we’ll be punished for what the Bible says. If we speak what the Bible says, we’ll be punished.”
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Former Rep. Michele Bachmann warns that the Equality Act "gives special rights to certain people who practice certain behaviors" and that Christians will "be punished for what the Bible says" if it becomes law. https://t.co/p3L3f41bCZ pic.twitter.com/eHS5erfnQ7
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