A Message from Father Sebastian on the Equality Act

Father Sebastian encourages the faithful of St. Joseph’s to take action by contacting our Senators to oppose the passing of the Equality Act.

For more information on the Equality Act, he is a brief memorandum from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that describes what the exact seeks to impose:

“Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. The Equality Act, which has now passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is being actively considered in the Senate, in many ways does the opposite and needs to be opposed. Instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith. The Equality Act would: punish faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities, simply because of their beliefs; force girls and women to compete against boys and men for limited opportunities in sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who identify as women; risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions; force people in everyday life, and especially health care workers, to support gender transition; and expand what the government considers a “public” place, forcing even some parish halls to host functions that conflict with Catholic beliefs.”

Also, a one-hour national briefing about the Equality Act will take place this evening, March 22 at 8 p.m. The webinar is brought to you by the Archdioceses of Los Angeles and New York, the Dioceses of Arlington and Green Bay, together with the Catholic Conferences of Colorado and Virginia, in collaboration with Catholic dioceses throughout the country.