During the recent debates over passage of the so-called “Equality Act”, various Republican Congressmen voiced opposition. Of particular concern, the Act would force women’s sports, bathrooms, shelters, etc. open to biological men (identifying as women). The Act would also require doctors and other health care providers to perform transition procedures and abortions. Some in Congress argued the Act was in direct opposition to scriptural teachings of gender roles, and quoted the relevant Biblical passages. In response, Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler went on record as claiming “God’s will is of no concern of this Congress”. Quotes by Nadler and other Democrats have brought clarity to the level of antipathy to religion, and the importance of religion in countering progressive totalitarianism. Let me explain.
First, Nadler’s claim of Congress not being concerned about God’s will was in response to Republican Congressman Greg Steube. Steube began by quoting from Deuteronomy 22:5: “A woman must not wear men’s clothing nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this”. Steube the explained why the act went against scripture “It’s not clothing or personal style that offends God, but rather the use of one’s appearance to act out or take on a sexual identity different from the one biologically assigned by God at birth, when men or women claim to be able to choose their own sexual identity, they’re making a statement that God did not know what he was doing when he created them.”
The firestorm from Democrats, including Nadler, against Steube’s seemingly benign words was shocking. In addition to Nadler, Democrat Rep. Al Green blasted horrendous defamation against Steube in accusations of slavery and segregation: “You used God to enslave my foreparents. You used God to segregate me in schools. You used God to put me in the back of the bus. Have you no shame?” Others like Democrat Katherine Clark made similar attacks against Steube, twisting his scriptural argument against the Act into some kind of bigotry and prejudice against individuals. The Independent summed up the widespread Democratic antipathy: “(Steube’s) stance earned him an angry backlash from Democrats in the House.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Bill Connor
Bill Connor, an Army Infantry colonel, author and Orangeburg attorney, has deployed multiple times to the Middle East. Connor was the senior U.S. military adviser to Afghan forces in Helmand Province, where he received the Bronze Star. A Citadel graduate with a JD from USC, he is also a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College, earning his master of strategic studies. He is the author of the book Articles from War.