The popular South Carolina priest described the Equality Act as “the crown achievement” of the progressive movement, a movement “that hates organized religion” and “despises any true opposition.”
March 14, 2021
A Catholic priest recently called the Equality Act an “instrument of the devil” that would make religious organizations “target number one.”
“Our Congress is considering what is called the Equality Act, a massive exercise of irony. They want to push this Equality Act through and are making great efforts to do it quickly so that the American people don’t catch on,” said Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, pastor of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in South Carolina and a senior contributor at Crux.
The general intent of the bill, which passed the House last month, is to amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected classes under federal law. Critics, however, argue that the bill would be weaponized to “persecute those who don’t embrace newfangled gender ideology,” according to a report from The Center Square.
“The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity,” a summary of the bill states.