HR 5 Petition Delivery Today--See How Many!

May 29, 2019

Today Liberty Counsel, along with its sister organization Liberty Counsel Action, is delivering more than 50,000 petitions to the U.S. Senate in opposition to the dangerous and deceptively misnamed "Equality Act."

And it's not too late for you to sign, too! We'll continue to fight the intentionally misnamed "Equality Act" until we have driven a stake through its heart and it is six feet under. For that reason, I invite you to sign our "Stop the Attack on Religious Liberty" petition NOW!

But right now, with just two days left in May, I am asking for your help to catch up on a difficult budget deficit for the month. Your gift today--of any amount--will help us fight the outrageous "Equality Act" and defend liberty in courts across America!

Please prayerfully consider a gift today to help us overcome this funding shortfall.

See below for what I told Mike Huckabee about the dangers of the so-called "Equality Act" recently on his TV show -Mat.

I spoke a few days ago with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Huckabee, his popular weekly TV program that airs nationally on TBN.

The Governor nailed it right at the outset when he declared that HR 5, the so-called "Equality Act," elevates personal sexual choice and gender identity to a superior status.

In other words, it puts LGBT rights above our First Amendment protected religious freedom. And there is NO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION in this bill. That has some very dire consequences. Under this radical law...

  • Churches would be forced to host same-sex ceremonies.
  • Churches would be forced to hire staff involved in LGBT conduct.
  • Cross-dressers could demand that they be greeters, ushers, Sunday School teachers and more.
  • Those who share their own story of finding freedom in Christ from homosexuality in a book or speaking engagement would be committing a criminal act.

+ + "Equality Act" Crushes Religious Liberty

As I told Gov. Huckabee, "Houses of worship, since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, have been able to make hiring decisions based on religion. Catholics can hire Catholics, Baptists can hire Baptists, Jewish synagogues can hire Jews. But under this particular law... you cannot even choose someone who is consistent with your religion."

As the openly homosexual House sponsor of the bill, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), put it: "We cannot allow claims of religious freedom to be used to discriminate against an LGBT individual."

LGBT rights will trump yours if this bill ever becomes law--and, alarmingly, it could. House Democrats UNANIMOUSLY approved it a few weeks ago.

And that's why I'm grateful today to be delivering the names of more than 48,000 people to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to kill this bill.

We won't stop fighting this assault on liberty until the coroner puts a tag on its toe. And you can help make that happen. I'd like to include your name in our next petition delivery.

For that reason, I invite you to sign our "Stop the Attack on Religious Liberty" petition NOW!

+ + Fighting for Freedom in American Courtrooms

But even as we fight to expose the extreme danger posed by HR 5, Liberty Counsel's team of talented and dedicated attorneys are defending life, liberty and the family in cases across America.

Just last week we...

  • Filed a motion for summary judgment against abortion giant Planned Parenthood. We are asking a California federal court to dismiss the abortion chain's vindictive 15-count civil suit seeking $16 million from pro-life hero Sandra Merritt.
  • Filed a Reply Brief asking the Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court's denial of a preliminary injunction against a "buffer zone" ordinance passed by the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This "no free-speech zone" prohibits pro-life speech on 70 feet of public sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood abortion center.

In addition, we have many pro-life cases in court - from crisis pregnancy centers in California to sidewalk counselors in Washington, DC, and everything in between. We filed a brief at the Supreme Court in a huge pro-life case that could overturn Roe v. Wade.

And we have multiple suits ongoing to overturn laws banning counseling to help people overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors and gender confusion.

+ + $100,000 Challenge Grant Effectively DOUBLES your gift!

With help from friends like you, we are going head-to-head against the titans of the Left in America's courtrooms. We are battling Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center and other radical activists in pivotal cases impacting our nation.

But to keep on fighting, I am asking for your help now. With just a few days left in May, we face a serious financial shortfall.

Will you help with a generous gift of 35, 50, or 150 dollars?

And right now every gift will be effectively DOUBLED thanks to a marvelous $100,000 Challenge Grant. Please make your gift now and be as generous as you can.

The fight for religious freedom is a battle for the heart and soul of our nation. If we lose our religious freedom, then we have lost America to tyranny.

But we can't fight this battle alone. Please make your gift today!

Thank you for your prayers and financial partnership to close the gap on our giving shortfall!

For life and liberty,

Mat Staver