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