Texas Democrats Seek To Ban Christianity Using So-Called Anti-Discrimination Laws

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Once again the Democrats show they hate Christians and that they want to take away the first amendment rights. Only Democrats and their special interest groups get the protection of the constitution according to these laws

Dems Seek To Ban Christianity Using So-Called Anti-Discrimination Laws

The 86th Texas legislative session got underway a few weeks ago, and liberals are already going on the offense in the traditional conservative stronghold. Left-leaning legislators have formed Texas’ first LGBTQ caucus while promising a “transformative” agenda. This includes a number of proposed “sexual orientation and gender identity” laws (SOGI) that would attack people of faith so aggressively that they can justifiably be described as “Ban the Bible” bills.
“Ban the Bible” doesn’t have to mean confiscating physical Bibles. LGBT activists aren’t that obvious with their intentions (yet). But it does mean something even worse: stripping Texans of their right to practice biblical teachings in their day to day lives.

These bills would create new government power and protections that ban the free expression of biblically grounded beliefs, especially teaching on marriage and sexuality. Numerous bills seek to force people of faith to conform to others’ personal and political activities, while setting aside their own sincerely held religious beliefs. Those who do not comply will face fines, possible jail time, or other criminal charges.
Bigoted Bills Disguised As ‘Anti-Discrimination’
These proposals try to fly under the radar as “anti-discrimination” bills, because who doesn’t want to stop bullying? But such so-called anti-discrimination laws turn law-abiding Christians into criminals and Texans can’t stand by and watch it happen. H.B. 244, for example, creates a $100 per day fine for any violation. H.B. 188 includes a Class A Misdemeanor, the same punishment for a DUI or domestic violence, which could lead to a year in jail if the anti-discrimination policy is not followed.
These policies are similar to ones used against Christian cake baker Jack Philips in Colorado. Jack, of course, famously won at the U.S. Supreme Court, but that wasn’t enough to stop liberals from trying again.
Other bills would force religious homeless shelters, colleges, and universities to allow biological men to sleep next to women. This includes in shelters for abused women and small dormitories. Think that’s a little farfetched? It’s already happening in Alaska.

As if that’s not bad enough, these same bills would be used to force private business owners to allow men into the most intimate spaces designed for women. This includes places like showers and locker rooms at a gym, or any public bathroom. Again, if you think this is farfetched, it has already happened in Seattle, and a Planet Fitness in Michigan revoked membership to a woman who merely complained there was a man in the women’s locker room.
It’s one thing if a corporation wants to voluntarily create SOGI policies for their business. After all, corporate activism seems to be all the rage these days. Target famously changed its bathroom policy to allow guests to use the bathroom of their “gender identity.” They also saw reported incidents of sexual offenses spike in Texas and across the nation right after that policy change. The bills in front of the Texas legislature, however, would force all business to adopt these radical LGBT policies, even those owned by people who oppose them for religious or safety reasons.
But it doesn’t end there. A third bill, H.B. 517, would allow the government to punish counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, or any other mental health providers licensed by the state who help people from a Christian perspective. If these providers in any way discourage homosexual behavior, or the desire for a “gender transition” (including at the request of the client), they would face disciplinary action by a regulatory committee.
It’s truly shocking to see how far the left is willing to go on this issue. This bill frames the issues as “unprofessional conduct by mental health providers who attempt to change the sexual orientation of a child.” Talking to people about what the Bible says and their unwanted feelings now constitutes “unprofessional conduct.”
 
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Good luck with that in Texas. A couple of pockets run by this ilk do not control the legislature or the state.
 
Jun 2012
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The seats ebb and flow. The disticts are set. A lot of the Democrat seats are Hispanic, not gay liberals. They have their own brand of liberalism. This is concentrated in a few urban areas.
 
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The seats ebb and flow. The disticts are set. A lot of the Democrat seats are Hispanic, not gay liberals. They have their own brand of liberalism. This is concentrated in a few urban areas.
This is who the Democrats are. Hate Christians and love the immoral
 
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Once again Christians crying over the fact that they can no longer discriminate against people their fantasy book tells them its OK to discriminate against. They continue to think that their religion allows them to be above the law. It’s really satisfying when they are told no.
 
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Once again Christians crying over the fact that they can no longer discriminate against people their fantasy book tells them its OK to discriminate against. They continue to think that their religion allows them to be above the law. It’s really satisfying when they are told no.
It seems that the northern liberals are confused about the LGBAJOUTCOOEUHFBISISTALIBAN's irrelevancy in Texas other than a few liberal areas.
 

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