Protecting Our Religious Liberties

Religious Freedom Week 2019

USCCB's Religious Freedom Week is celebrated at the end of June. Simultaneously, the U.S. Senate is considering the Equality Act, a piece of legislation that would discriminate against people of faith. 

As Catholics, we believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. The Equality Act, however, in many ways does the opposite and needs to be opposed. The Equality Act would: punish faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities, simply because of their beliefs; force girls and women to compete against boys and men for limited opportunities in sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who identify as women; risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions; force people in everyday life, and especially health care workers, to support gender transition; and expand what the government considers a "public" place, forcing even some parish halls to host functions that conflict with Catholic beliefs. In our latest edition of Messenger, and during a recent episode of MCC from the Capitol, we discuss the Equality Act and its problems in depth. 

Yesterday we sent you a message linking to a USCCB Action Alert asking your Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley to oppose the Equality Act. If you haven't yet done so, please send the alert today!

June 15, 2021 - 12:44pm
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