Some Thoughts on the So-Called “Equality Act”

House democrats (and 3 spineless republicans) just passed one of the most godless bills in the history of the US congress. Let us hope that it doesn’t pass in the senate because the word is that President Biden will sign it into law if they do.

It is called the “Equality Act,” but don’t be fooled by the title. In typical misleading fashion, the title is a misnomer. It is another instance of “calling evil good” (Isaiah 5:20). We are reminded of the expression “pro-choice,” which sounds very noble and patriotic but actually represents baby-killing pro-abortionists who have advocated for the deaths and slaughter of over 60 millions babies.

We usually think of “equality” as a good thing. People should be treated equallyregardless of their gender, color, race or creed. However, this bill is not about equal rights or equal pay. We already have laws governing these areas. This bill actually destroys the great progress that we have made in legitimate areas of difference (such as gender, race or color). The Equality Acts seeks to establish “equality” in areas where things are obviously not equal. For example, it allows a biological male the legal rights of a female by merely claiming to “identify” as a female. He is a man but he thinks of himself as a woman and he wants to be treated like a woman. By no known definition is this “equal.” It is not fair to biological females (women and girls) for men to be given the legal rights of females, such as participation in women’s sports, women’s restrooms, dressing rooms, locker rooms, showers.…etc. This will be very dangerous for young girls. While many so-called “woke” and progressive-minded people might think it cool that a teenage man will be able to shower with teenage girls, I predict that biology will prevail and young girls will be raped. I also predict that the moms and dads of those poor girls won’t think it so cool and cute when this happens.

Science Versus “Gender Identity”

Liberals are great hypocrites. They constantly invoke their god of “science” until it doesn’t tell them what they want to hear. We have seen this for the past year with Covid-19. Science proved that children were at minimal risk from Covid and that schools could be opened. A Swedish study said that only 14 of 100,000 students were hospitalized from Covid and that 4 of those 14 already had serious underlying illnesses. Of course, the liberals who run the teachers’ unions still said no to in-person classes. Science said the same thing about business closures, but power-mad governors and mayors did not care about the science. The same is true on the issue of “gender” and “gender-identity.” Science says one thing and liberals say another. They only use science when it helps to advance their humanistic and socialistic causes.

There is a huge difference between “gender” and gender “identity.” One’s gender is simply what one is biologically. It is a matter of anatomy — it is a matter of science and reality. One is either male (XY chromosomes) or female (XX chromosomes). Just thinking of oneself as the opposite sex does not alter one’s DNA or anatomy. Progressive liberals reject science by saying that males and females are whatever they claim to be, regardless of their anatomy. Gender “identity” is based upon a mere claim, not reality. A biological male does not become a female by merely claiming to be a female. A biological female does not become a male by merely claiming to be a male.

The Bible Versus “Gender Identity”

God made mankind “male and female” (Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:4). He did not make them “male that identify as female” or “female that identify as male.” Science actually confirms the Bible on gender identity. Males are physically different than females. They have different sex organs. Their hormones and other chemistries are different. These are observable and provable facts. A recent study as to why men are more severely affected by Covid than are women revealed that it was a matter of genetics. Particularly, the role of the Y chromosome in men. A man wishing to minimize the effects of covid upon himself can “identify” as a woman all he wants to but such thinking will not remove his Y chromosome and replace it with another X.

The Bible also assigns different roles to men and women based upon their gender and gender characteristics. Ephesians 5:21-33 discusses the different roles of men and women in marriage (see also 1 Peter 3:1-7). Titus 2:1-6 addresses specific areas relating to men and women. 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34 place restrictions upon women relating to religious teaching, preaching and leading.

The so-called “Equality Act” will also regulate churches and faith-based organizations. This means that a woman could “identify” as a man and a church would be legally obligated to accept her in church roles that are designated for men only. For example, the roles of elder, deacon, preacher and other religious leadership roles, such as song leader are male roles (1 Timothy 3:2, 11; 2:12). The Equality Act will directly impact a church’s ability to follow God’s law.

The apostle Paul provides us with examples of using legal channels to defend what is right and of opposing civil mistreatment and injustice (Acts 16:35-40). We are within our rights to contact our representatives and senators over such matters. In the sad event that such godless bills become law, we will simply have to say no to their implementation (Acts 5:29).

—Tim Haile

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