Special protections for 'sex' – a threat to religious liberty

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

no religionLawmakers in Michigan will soon hear from disapproving state residents for giving special protection to homosexuals and individuals who are confused about their gender.

The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act already prohibits discrimination, but the five appointed members of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission last year expanded the measure's definition of "sex" to include homosexuals and those who identify as transgender. Doug Levesque of The Bible Nation Society tells OneNewsNow the Commission is trying to make both a civil right.

"The biggest threat is really a threat to religious liberty, because so much of the Scripture and so many Christians and Judeo-Christian ethic people in churches are adamantly opposed to the morality of the whole thing," Levesque comments. "So if that becomes a civil right, then they would gain an upper hand, and we would probably lose religious liberty."

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The Bible Nation Society is concerned that the Civil Rights Commission's interpretation might become law.

"That would give transgenders availability to public funding, and then you have the trouble of what about their kids, and what about transgenders in public schools … etc., etc.," Levesque warns. "If it becomes flat-out law, then localities and parents lose their leverage."

The Bible Nation Society is planning to hold a religious liberty rally on October 2nd. It will take place on the steps of the state capitol in Lansing, where both houses of the legislature will be in session.

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