June 13, 2019
A Need to Petition Both God and Man – The Equality Act
“The LGBT community, which likely represents a minority of the U.S. population, is credited with now pushing a narrative, one which maintains the position that they deserve total equality. This would include the right to be denoted as whichever gender they chose with all such rights accorded them — regardless of genetic endowments. Such an unrealistic comprehension of biology and social dynamics have led to U.S. House passage of HR5 – The Equality Act. A bill which erroneously does just that.
The bill’s preamble declares simply, ‘To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.’
This is laudable. But does this portend amending the 1964 Civil Rights Amendment which might be fine, but the substitution for sex with the words sexual orientation are not the same. Therefore, an undermining of the genetic and biological basis of human life and sexuality would hit both women’s issues and concerns hard.
By the same token HR5’s enumeration of inclusions state pregnancy, sexual orientation, or based stereotype, same-sex unions (with all associated ramifications), adoption of children by any person discounting any of these protected classes, the prohibition of ‘conversion therapy’, and personal behavior acts or any activity in which funding by the federal government is included, and are too numerous to fully detail.”1
From Intercessors for America: “The Equality Act, HR5, passed the House with total Democrat support and the crossover support of eight Republicans. Dubbed one of the ‘most disastrous bills’ in recent history, if implemented, HR5 would impact every area of civic life with favor for the LGBTQ agenda trumping freedoms of Americans. Click here to read more about this sweeping move of gender identity language that is already impacting many states and municipalities.”
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Intercede for individuals who have chosen a lifestyle within the LGBTQ community, especially those you know and love. Ask God to reveal Himself to save, heal, and deliver them.
- Pray that HR5 will not come to the floor of the Senate for a vote. Ask God to give Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a backbone of iron, resisting political pressure to entertain a vote on this bill.
- Contact your two U. S. Senators and ask them not to vote for HR5. It has passed the House and must go to the Senate floor for approval before becoming law.
- Ask God for the fear of the Lord to be on our elected officials. Pray fervently for your Senators and Representative to come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord, if they do not already know Him.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, You are a good Father. You love each and every human being, regardless of the life choices they have made. Please draw the lost to Yourself. Please heal and deliver those deceived by the enemy into believing they are something other than Your perfect design for them. You desire that we would choose life and godliness. We, Your Ekklesia, do choose that for ourselves, our families and our nation. HR5, “The Equality Act”, is unnecessary. It makes sexual preference and gender a protected class under the law. This could cause all kinds of confusion and sin in America, should it become a law. Its words would prevent counselors from helping those confused about gender issues. It is a trap. So, Lord, we ask You to intervene. We will do our part and call our Senators and let them know we do not want this to be the law of our land. We will ask them to vote “no” on this bill. Touch their hearts and minds, Lord. Don’t let them give into political pressure. We also ask You to encourage Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to prohibit this bill coming to the floor of the Senate for a vote. He can turn it away and we ask that he would. Lord, purify our hearts. Purify our country! Give us righteous laws. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The U. S. Senate will reject HR5, the so-called “Equality Act”, and it will fail to pass into law.