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Extreme Agenda Hides in the Bluegrass

By Tony Perkins

If extremists in Missouri get their way, Hands On Originals will have plenty of company in that “diversity training.” A liberal contingent in Springfield is pulling out all the stops to pass an ordinance that locals can use as a club against Christians who oppose same-sex “marriage” or homosexuality. Under the city’s proposal, which is similar to the “bathroom bills” in San Antonio, Fayetteville, and Houston, it would be illegal for Springfield’s businesses to let their moral beliefs impact their hiring, leasing, dress code, bathrooms, locker rooms, or employment decisions. Like other cities, Springfield’s proposal gives grown men the opportunity to use women’s bathrooms and showers (and vice-versa) based on their “perceived” gender.

A group called Springfield Citizens United (SCU) is fighting the measure that would strong-arm organizations and businesses into celebrating same-sex “marriage,” homosexuality, and transgenderism — regardless of their religious beliefs. As we just witnessed in Lexington, Kentucky, these laws lay the groundwork to marginalize and penalize anyone with a legitimate concern over homosexuality and gender confusion.

Then, of course, there’s the issue of public safety. “There are several cases that have already happened,” SCU’s Calvin Morrow explained, “where sexual predators have taken advantage of this law based on orientation… (This) just opens the door.” If you live in Missouri — or another town considering this kind of oppression masked as “tolerance” — refuse to give in to the sexual tyranny of the Left! Get involved by contacting your local officials. Together, we can stand with cities like Springfield in their push to protect America from this assault on our fundamental freedoms.

Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.

(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)


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