Gays push proposed Equality Act aimed at destroying religious freedom in US

A rainbow-colored US flag flies in front of San Francisco's iconic Castro Theater during a street celebration following the US Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalised same-sex marriage throughout the country on June 26, 2015.Reuters

After the US Supreme Court legalised gay marriage in June, a new bill in Congress now seeks to provide more rights to members of the LGBT community.

The proposed Equality Act aims to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 "to include sex, sexual orientation and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation," WND reported.

The proposed law would change public school desegregation standards "to provide for the assignment of students without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity."

A Human Rights Campaign (HRC) event in Chicago recently discussed how they would work to pass the Equality Act.

HRC President Chad Griffing said it would be "the biggest legislative battle in the history of our movement," adding that the movement has 10 million voters "to decide elections."

The Equality Act aims to invalidate protections under the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, declaring that beliefs cannot provide a claim, defence or basis against the progressive agenda of the LGBT special interests.

The US Department of Justice is required to act if it receives a complaint from someone who claims discrimination.

It would also require employers to "recognise individuals in accordance with their gender identity if sex is a bona fide occupational qualification."

In his book, "Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage," author Paul Kengor warns that churches' biblical beliefs on sexuality would not be spared if the bill is approved and becomes law.

Kengor notes that the fringed concepts espoused by such radicals as Karl Marx, Margaret Sanger, Wilhelm Reich and Herbert Marcuse have become accepted and are now being used by leftists to destroy traditional marriage.

"I think we're already seeing what's next from the 'LGBT' and same-sex-marriage movement – that is, an aggressive and uncompromising push for forced acceptance, forced compliance, and forced acquiescence," Kengor says.

"For these people, 'tolerance' doesn't actually mean 'tolerance,' just as 'diversity' doesn't actually mean 'diversity.' What they want is a very selective tolerance and very selective diversity, which, of course, isn't actually real tolerance or real diversity," he says.

He warns that these people "are going to coerce those who disagree with their movement and their agenda, and that will include an aggressive attempt to force religious believers into full compliance with their movement and their agenda."

"For that, they will enlist the long arm of the state, and they will seek to do so with liberal politicians as their handmaidens. The force will take the form of fines, pickets, boycotts, demonisation and, in some cases, incarceration," he says.

He cites the jailing of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis as just one example.

For his part, Michael Brown, author of "Outlasting the Gay Revolution," warns that churches will be the targets.

He says Christian denominations, organisations, schools and individuals will be put under increasing pressure to affirm homosexuality or else lose their tax exemption or more.

The Equality Act "means an attack on all efforts to help those with unwanted homosexual attractions or gender identity issues, with a nationwide attack to ban any treatments for those struggling. It means the complete normalisation of transgender identity, imposing this on the rest of society," he says.