Democratic House Representative, Jerry Nadler, has inadvertently exposed the inequality of his own party’s new legislation; the Equality Act, in a session last week.
In his response to points made by Republican Rep. Greg Steube, who quoted the Bible, Nadler declared that the will of God is of ‘no concern to this Congress’, confirming the fears that many Christians, and members of other religious groups in the United States, have regarding the new piece of legislation.
What is the Equality Act?
The Equality Act sounds good in name, but that is the only good thing about it, as it promotes more inequality than actual equality.
The act would enshrine into US federal law the general concept of gender identity, whilst amending federal law to ensure that discrimination on the basis of ‘sexual orientation and of gender identity’ will be outlawed. Sounds good right?
The Equality Act does more to push inequality than it does actual equality, according to numerous religious opponents.
According to them, the act will only affect a small margin of the population.
The Coalition of Jewish Values came out strongly against it, citing that if this act was to pass into law, then due to the nature of the Bible, reading it aloud in the streets would class as discrimination.
They argue that the act goes against the First Amendment; which states Congress cannot make laws that infringe on freedom of speech and religious expression, which they believe that this decision imposes.
The comments made by the Democrat Representative were hardly a surprise, given the party’s utter contempt for the majority religion in the United States.
However, he did show himself up rather amusingly.
He took on Republican Representative Greg Steube, who quoted the Bible in his arguments against the Equality Act.
The Congressman quoted from Deuteronomy 22:5, citing that the act will go against the religious beliefs of many Christians whilst forcing them to accept them, an infringement on their religious freedoms.
Steube also goes onto explain to the House that the ‘gender confusion’ of this modern-day society is a ‘clear rejection of God’s good design’
As a retort, Rep. Nadler asserted to Rep. Steube that the will of any God was of ‘no concern to this Congress’, an outright lie.
Apparently unbeknownst to Nadler, the phrase ‘In God We Trust’ is carved behind the Speaker’s rostrum in the House, something which Steube had to point out to him.
He also made it clear to the Democrat Rep that the term ‘God’ is used no fewer than four times in the Declaration of Independence; the founding document of the United States of America. References to God and religion lie throughout the entirety of the US political system and customs, so for an elected representative of the United States Congress to claim that the will of God has no place in government is incredibly misleading and incorrect for how the system is built and practiced.
Maybe Nadler needs to take another class in American politics to fully understand the job he is currently undertaking!