Dear Parents, Faculty, and Staff,
Legislation with strong negative consequences for Christian schools is scheduled to be on the floor of the House of Representatives soon. It is important for the Christian school community to express our views to Congress.
Please contact your Congressman – personally if you know him or her – and urge your Member of Congress to vote against H.R. 5, the Equality Act, when it comes up for a vote.
You can click this link to send an email to your Representative. Everything you need is provided, including the text for an email (which you can edit) to send to your Member of Congress.
The Equality Act (H.R. 5) mandates one government-approved vision of human sexuality. It is my understanding it brooks no exceptions. It is so extreme that, unlike almost all state and local sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) requirements, the Equality Act allows no exemptions for religious non-profits.
The legislation even goes so far as to explicitly ban any appeal to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which merely gives a religious entity its day in court when faith and government policy conflict. The Equality Act forbids even that:
- The Equality Act destroys schools’ freedom to hire employees who agree with and live out our understanding of marriage, sexual morality, and the distinction between the sexes.
- Christian school health plans would have to include sex reassignment surgeries and other treatments for gender dysphoria that conflict with schools’ understanding of best medical practices.
- The legislation would compel Christian schools to allow mixed use of restrooms, locker rooms and other sex-separated facilities, including boarding school arrangements.
- The legislation could turn a school into a public accommodation which could, in turn, compel Christian schools to admit students who disagree with Christian convictions about how best to promote human flourishing and student conduct standards that reflect those convictions.
Please contact your Member of Congress today to express your concern. Simply urge your Representative to vote against H.R. 5, the Equality Act.