Target in full support of bill threatening religious freedom

Friday, May 6, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Target emblem with rainbowTarget, which has a policy the permits men entering women's bathrooms and changing room facilities to satisfy gender-confused people, is also pushing legislation to upend federal laws and which especially impacts Christians.

American Family Association launched a boycott of Target for its bathroom ideology, arguing it could pose danger to women and little girls when those restrooms are used for violent acts against women and molestation of children. Now it has been revealed that Target is one of many major corporations pressuring Congress to pass the Equality Act. Target has stated on its website that it its gender-inclusive bathroom decision arises from its support of the Equality Act.

Mandi Ancalle of Family Research Council explains the dangers to religious freedom in the Equality Act. 

Ancalle

“It not only provides special privileges for people based on subjective characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity, but also explicitly undermines current law that protects religious exercise by essentially saying that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act no longer applies,” she tells OneNewsNow.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a federal law that prevents government from intruding on religious freedom unless there is a compelling reason. According to Ancalle, there's more to be concerned about with the Equality Act.

“Basically, it would alter 25 current laws to include special protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, and it would undermine religious freedom of religious objectors,” she says.

Passage of the Equality Act, she believes, would be a major coup for homosexual and transgender activists who have purposed to destroy or minimize the influence of Christianity in the U.S. Ancalle says it's a serious threat because the bill already has numerous sponsors in the House and Senate.

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