Republicans Support Theocratic Dominance Over Constitutional Equality
Republicans inherently dislike the concept of equivalent rights for all Americans, however their hostility to equality fades in contrast to the theocracy crowd the GOP depends upon to remain in power.
It is a travesty that Democrats need to safeguard equivalent rights for all Americans by passing one piece of legislation after another. This is especially real due to the fact that preserved in the Constitution is one change that clearly mentions “all persons … shall not be deprived of equal protection of the laws.”
Republicans, theocrats, misogynists, and racists cannot and will never accept that every individual in America is equivalent and secured from the residue of the country: theocrats, misogynists and racists.
The current version of sleazebags battling frantically to deny other Americans of their constitutionally-protected equivalent rights are Republicans safeguarding the dominance of their most reliable ballot bloc – so-called individuals of faith.
At the minute there is a rash of contention and GOP opposition focused around H.R.5 (The Equality Act). The costs is essential “To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.”
The GOP and their spiritual masters oppose your home costs for restricting spiritual Americans from “depriving other Americans of their equal rights” as ensured by the 14th Change. Spiritual conservatives and their Republican lackeys oppose any restriction versus discrimination although the Supreme Court ruled less than 2 years ago that LGBTQ+ individuals are secured versus work discrimination. Nevertheless, their intense opposition to H.R. 5 is established on a part of the costs that prohibits the so-called faithful from taking legal action against to get judicial approval to lawfully victimize gay and transgender individuals.
That point was made very clear in an article penned by the public affairs director for Agudath Israel of America, Rabbi Avi Shafran.
Rabbi Shafran claims religious Americans feel threatened because:
“The White House, House of Representatives, and effectively, the Senate are all controlled by Democrats.”
He goes on the assert that “the Equality Act confirms their fears by undermining religious rights and portrays time-honored religious beliefs as un-American.”
Shafran says no people of faith want to discriminate versus gay or transgender individuals, but they demand the right to go to court to earn the legal right to discriminate against gay and transgender people. He also claims that “religious people need a means of challenging any government requirement that they feel impinges on their religious rights.” Shafran wrote regarding the Equality Act:
“It would override the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which gives people a way to challenge government requirements that they feel impinge on their religious rights. The religious freedom act was needed because of a Supreme Court ruling in 1990 that said First Amendment protections for religion couldn’t be invoked to challenge a law if the law itself wasn’t intended to specifically target religion (e.g., a measure like the Equality Act).”
The rabbi also stated:
“No spiritual American of goodwill wants to see gay or transgender individuals threatened in any way. But millions of religious Americans of goodwill have deep, faith-based convictions about marriage and sexual identity, including, for example, that marriage is a holy commitment made by a man and woman to each other before God and that the Creator bestowed DNA and morphology as the only arbiters of gender identity. By vilifying those ideas, the Equality Act would vilify all who hold them to be true.
Indeed, contrary to how it is often portrayed, the Equality Act wouldn’t simply amend the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Equality Act would go a step further — and herein lies the radical rub — by cutting off avenues of appeal for any penalties imposed under the act.”
To summarize the holy man’s remarks, religious people don’t wish to victimize gay or transgender individuals, they just want to be exempted from penalties for discriminating against gay or transgender individuals.
Look, no equal rights law targets religion or people of faith and if the people of faith weren’t inherently bigoted there would be no need for an equal rights law in the first place.
If the faithful want to be bigots in their homes, their churches, mosques, temples, or synagogues that is their right. Let them be as bigoted as their black hearts desire. They can even pray their vile hearts out that their god of love, or their personal savior JesusChrist, will comfort and bless them for being nasty bigots. The United States Constitution gives them that right to exercise their religion without intervention from anyone.
However, they cannot violate the Constitution and deprive any other American’s equal protection of the law; which is the one thing they desire more than the legal right to summarily execute anyone who fails to comply with their spiritual beliefs.
Audio engineer and instructor for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of women, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of faith and particularly, freedom of NO faith.
Born in the South, raised in the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look great.
Previous minister, long-lasting artist, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.