By Michael Snyder
In America, we are supposed to be able to say whatever we want and believe whatever we want. Unfortunately, freedom of speech and freedom of religion have been eroding for decades, and now a new bill that is being railroaded through Congress could change everything. If it gets signed into law, and there is a very good chance that it will be, many of those that choose to take a principled stand against the alphabet agenda in the future could have their lives ruined by those that wish to use this new law as a weapon. This is one of the most important bills that has gone through Congress in decades, but most Americans don’t even know about it.
It is called the “Respect for Marriage Act” and we had been told that it was supposed to codify the Obergefell decision.
Unfortunately, we are now being warned that it goes way beyond that.
On Wednesday, this bill faced a key procedural vote in the U.S. Senate, and it was able to clear that hurdle…
Passage of a measure that would protect gay marriage rights nationwide crossed a key threshold Wednesday when the Senate defeated a filibuster and set the stage for final approval shortly.
Senators voted 62-37 to move the Respect for Marriage Act to the Senate for an up-or-down vote in the near future. Sixty votes were needed to overcome the filibuster and send it to the floor.
Democrats could not have won that vote by themselves.
60 votes were necessary, and 12 Republican senators ended up joining the Democrats…
- Roy Blunt (Mo.)
- Richard M. Burr (N.C.)
- Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.)
- Susan Collins (Maine)
- Joni Ernst (Iowa)
- Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.)
- Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
- Rob Portman (Ohio)
- Dan Sullivan (Alaska)
- Mitt Romney (Utah)
- Thom Tillis (N.C.)
- Todd Young (Ind.)
Remember those names.
U.S. Senator Mike Lee is one of those that voted against moving the bill forward, and he explained that if it ultimately becomes law many Americans of faith could be exposed to “potentially ruinous litigation” and that “the tax-exempt status of certain charitable organizations” could be at risk…
“I voted against the motion to proceed to the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ because the religious liberty protections were severely anemic and largely illusory,” Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee said in a statement. “While I respect the efforts and emotions surrounding this issue, the bill does not simply codify Obergefell as its proponents claim.”
“And despite the proposed amendment from Senators Collins and Baldwin, the religious-liberty protections are woefully insufficient,” he added. “Religious Americans will be subject to potentially ruinous litigation, while the tax-exempt status of certain charitable organizations, educational institutions, and non-profits will be threatened. My amendment would have shored up these vulnerabilities. It is a shame it wasn’t included.”
There is still much that needs to happen before this bill becomes law.
The Senate will take a final vote on the bill and it will be sent back to the House.
But unless something very dramatic happens, it is very likely that it will eventually end up on Joe Biden’s desk, and he will sign it.
And once it becomes law, it will be virtually impossible to overturn.
Our nation is being fundamentally transformed, and nobody can deny that it is happening.
According to a Gallup survey that was conducted last year, Americans that belong to Generation Z are more than 20 times as likely to identify as LGBT as Americans that were born before 1946 are.
And survey after survey has shown that approximately two-thirds of all Americans now approve of gay marriage.
But if you go all the way back to 1988, that figure was sitting at just 11 percent.
The trends are very clear.
America has become a radically different place, and there will be no turning back.
Of course if we stay on the path that we are currently on, there is no future for our country.
We desperately need to rediscover the values that this nation was founded upon, but right now that simply is not happening.