Democrats in Congress are moving quickly to advance Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar ‘Build Back Better’ plan, which threatens to impose a radical pro-LGBT, socialist agenda.
(LifeSiteNews) – Religious freedom and economic stability in Joe Biden’s America could take a major hit in the coming months.
Back from their summer recesses, Democrats in Congress are moving quickly to advance Biden’s radical, multi-trillion-dollar “Build Back Better” spending package. House committees have already finished drafting proposals for a record-breaking $3.5 trillion “human infrastructure” budget reconciliation bill strongly backed by the White House.
The bill, which watchdogs warn actually costs closer to $5 trillion, will likely come just before the House is scheduled to take up the Senate’s $1 trillion “bipartisan” infrastructure bill later this month, depending on infighting between far-left House progressives and “moderate” Democrats.
Taken together, the two bills, which rival the $4 trillion, in today’s money, that the U.S. spent fighting the entire Second World War, threaten to impose an extreme, pro-abortion, pro-LGBT agenda and a raft of socialistic economic policies to all but remake America as we know it.
Trampling religious freedom
A small section of the Senate infrastructure bill, titled the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), promises to devastate the liberties of American Christians and anyone else holding to a traditional, biological understanding of human sexuality and gender.
Page 2149 of the almost 3,000-page bill declares “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to be federally-protected classes, like race or disability:
No individual in the United States may, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that is funded in whole or in part with funds made available to carry out this title.
This provision “would severely undermine religious freedom in America, and tacitly affirm the pernicious, false message that the sexual morality historically taught by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is bigoted and akin to racism,” the Religious Freedom Institute has warned.
“Rural faith-based colleges and universities, small faith-based businesses, and religious hospitals and medical clinics, sometimes providing the only healthcare services for miles, could be forced to violate their religious conscience or be denied participation in the program.”
Every Democrat and 19 Republicans in the Senate voted for the IIJA, nevertheless, and did so even without reading the mammoth bill, which was released hours before a floor vote last month.
Those Republicans include Senate minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), as well as four senators up for re-election next year: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Sen. Mike Crapo (ID), Sen. Chuck Grassley (IO), and Sen. John Hoeven (ND).
“With this legislation, the proverbial camel is in the tent. The LGBT agenda will only be limited to the wildest imagination of the most liberal judge,” Abraham Hamilton, general counsel for the American Family Association, commented. “And when this happens, you can thank these 19 Republicans who created the roads and bridges that could jeopardize religious liberty in the name of sexual deviancy.”