Equality Act Information

The Equality Act of 2021, also known as H.R. 5, was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in a 224–206 vote. The bill is now in the hands of the U.S. Senate. If signed into law, it will have a significant and wide-ranging impact on Christian churches, schools, institutions, and individuals.  Among its tenets, H.R. 5 challenges the biblical understanding of God’s creation of humans as male and female. The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), has issued a statement on this bill and its potential consequences for the church.  A link to the statement can be found here: https://blogs.lcms.org/2021/lcms-presidents-statement-on-the-equality-act/.
Additional resources related to The Equality Act may be found here:

·          Heritage Foundation — 11 Myths About H.R. 5, the Equality Act of 2021
·          Alliance Defending Freedom – What You Need to Know About the Harms of the Equality Act

For questions or concerns related to the impact of The Equality Act on the church, please contact Pastor Ed.