Two lap dogs, Ted Cruz’ lap dog Mike Lee, and Donald Trump’s lap dog Ted Cruz are preparing the first anti-civil rights bill they believe Trump will be happy to sign. As usual, the two lying sacks of shit are camouflaging the anti-civil rights bill under a name they believe will fool their followers.
The Bill is being called the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). They chose this name because Defense of Religious Freedom has already been used. But, don’t be fooled by the name. This bill, FADA, is nothing but an attempt to discriminate against one specific group of people.
The bill would prohibit the federal government from “discriminatory action” against any business or person that discriminates against LGBTQ people. The bill would allow discrimination based on two sets of beliefs: “(1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.
It is basically saying that it is a First Amendment right to discriminate against one group of people. It says that civil rights don’t exist for that group of people, therefore you cannot be punished for discriminating against them. It is also defying the Supreme Court with their first principle about marriage. The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal and protected as such.
The bill bans the government from taking any form of action to curb such discrimination—including withholding federal funds from institutions that discriminate. FADA allows individuals and businesses to sue the federal government for interfering in their right to discriminate against LGBTQ people and would mandate the Attorney General defend the businesses.
The discrimination can take various forms. It could be denying service to LGBTQ people. It could be refusing spousal health care insurance for same-sex legally married couples.
This un-American bill was first introduced in 2015. It got only one hearing in the House and died away. However, with Trump being elected as our next president, Cruz and Lee seem to believe that the bill will “sail through Congress” and get signed into law by Trump.
These two morons don’t realize that this bill also makes it possible to discriminate against heterosexual couples who live together but are not married and single mothers. That comes under part two of their terms. “sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”
In other words, sexual relations cannot be proper unless they are under the “sanctity” of heterosexual marriage. Therefore, if you are living with a partner and have sex with that partner, you are subject to being discriminated against by the company you work for and there will be nothing you can do about it.
If you are a single mother and was never married, you are also subject to discrimination by your company and there will be nothing you will able to do about it. Since there are no exceptions, I suspect that will include single women who became pregnant from a rape or unwanted incest.
Mississippi passed a bill HB 1523 that is almost identical to FADA. It is tied up in court right now and is waiting for a hearing with the 5th circuit court of appeals. That law has three sets of religious beliefs:
Marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman; sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage; and male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth.
What you may not know about the law suits to kill this bill is that one was brought by Mississippi religious leaders who allege the state law actually violates religious freedom by determining that religious belief necessitates anti-LGBTQ discrimination. The group of ordained ministers suing the state said in the lawsuit, Barber v. Bryant, that Mississippi violates its right to freedom of religion “because persons who hold contrary religious beliefs are unprotected—the State has put its thumb on the scale to favor some religious beliefs over others.”
What is really going on here is that the Conservative Christian Cult wants the right to deny civil rights to LGBTQ. They want every LGBTQ to be declared as second class citizens. They also want very much to enforce their narrow-minded, some may say delusional, religious beliefs on everyone else.
That is exactly what the group of ordained ministers in Mississippi challenging their law is saying. The FADA is nothing but a defacto attempt to name Christian Evangelicalism as the official religion of the United States. Which is clearly in violation of the very amendment they claim to be trying to defend.
They are telling you that if your religious beliefs do not match theirs, you don’t really have religious beliefs. You are wrong, they are right, and that is all that matters.
This is the first shot at our constitutional rights. There will be more. That is what these evil people have been pushing with their anti-abortion laws, their anti-LGBTQ laws, their voting suppression laws, and their anti-women laws.
Their sick, pathetic religious beliefs are to be swallowed by the rest of us whether we like them or not. When you actually look at the entire world, what can you name as an example of this policy?
Many are going to be offended by this comment, but these laws and these people are mirroring exactly what ISIS is trying to do in the middle east. ISIS has killed far more Muslims than Christians to date. They kill these Muslims because they don’t adhere to ISIS narrow interpretation of their religion.
The Conservative Christian Cult is attempting to do the same thing here, except they haven’t gotten around to murdering people yet. They are doing something that is just as bad. They are trying to intimidate and legally discriminate against anyone who doesn’t believe what they do. They are trying to set up different classes of citizens.
They are attempting to force their beliefs on you. They are trying to codify their beliefs into civil law. That is clearly unconstitutional. The real terrorism being conducted against Americans is being done by the Conservative Christian Cult.
This attempted law is a direct attack on our way of life. It is a direct attack against our very liberties. It is step one towards an authoritarian government. The lap dogs are barking and Trump is handing out the dog treats.