WND: The Democrats’ Equality Act “explicitly targets” the Bible with provisions that erase any allowance for differences between men and women, warns Yaakov Menken, the managing director of the Coalition for Jewish Values.
He explained in an article for The Federalist that just before COVID-19 limits were imposed, some 100,000 observant American Jews filled MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and other locations across the country.
The gatherings honored religious education, called “The Siyum,” meaning “the completion.” They recognized the thousands of men – and women – who finished a seven-and-a-half year program of Torah study. The program has been held regularly since 1931.
So what’s the issue?
The Equality Act would ban Jews from gathering to celebrate such religious education “or any other occasion, in accordance with their beliefs.”
“The reason is simple: not only prayer services, but family lifecycle events of all kinds – from circumcisions to bar mitzvahs to weddings to funerals – are commonly divided by biological sex in traditional Orthodox Judaism. This is true whether or not ceremonies are held in synagogues,” Menken explained.
But the bill classifies virtually all venues, from restaurants to catering halls and funeral homes as “public accommodations,” subjecting them to a mandatory ban on division by sex.
“This directly forbids traditional Jewish practice in any such location,” he said.
“Stripping this protection from religious practice cannot be described as incidental. The Equality Act claims the notion that marriage is between a man and a woman is merely a ‘sex stereotype,’ and that opposition to same-sex marriage is inherently discriminatory. Any ‘discrimination’ on the basis of ‘gender identity’ is likewise prohibited, even in the private sector,” said Menken.
“Thus, the Equality Act explicitly targets the Bible, calling it a bigoted document filled with discriminatory stereotypes. These include the idea that male and female sexes are biological, not psychological (Genesis 1:27), created with procreation in mind (1:28), and that marriage is the unique, holy contract between man and woman forming the environment in which that procreation is intended to take place (2:24). And one cannot forget that which the Bible proscribes as an ‘abomination‘ in Leviticus 18:22. Read More
Opinion: If I had to find just one word in all of Scripture that infuriates and rallies LGBT leftists to shut down Judeo Christian values, ‘abomination’ would be it. But there are more in the New Testament: vile passions/against nature (Rom.1:26) burned with lust (Rom.1:27) and reprobate mind (Rom. 1:28) completes the list.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
The Equality Act Passed the House on February 25, 2021, and now is waiting for a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Assuming a Democrat sweep, 10 Republicans are all that that are needed for passage.
Judeo Christian beliefs hang in the balance.