In light of the very real threat posed by the Equality Act, a number of Christians have offered compromise solutions, most notably the Fairness for All Act. FFA would carve out exemptions for churches and certain religious organizations, though it’s unclear which ones. It would not, however, protect the religious freedoms of private Christian citizens who are medical professionals, business owners, bakers, florists, photographers, and so on.
The Equality Act's impact on religious freedom has led many Christian leaders to oppose it. One of those is Albert Mohler, who writes in a new analysis in The Public Discourse that the Equality Act “represents the greatest present threat to religious liberty in the United States.”
After Rep. Jerry Nadler of NY asserted that “God’s will is no concern of this Congress” during debates over the Equality Act on the House floor last week, Rep. Greg Steube from Florida issued a public response. In his response, Steube asserted that “If we're not on the shoulders of God as it talks about in scripture, then we're on the shoulders of somebody else that I don't care to be on the shoulders of."
First United Methodist Church of Denton, Texas started a GoFundMe campaign to help the Islamic Society of Denton pay for repairs to its building after it was damaged in the brutal winter storms the state experienced last month. This simple act could serve as a relational bridge across which the gospel can travel, bringing the good news of Jesus’ love to Muslims in our region?
The lesson we can learn from this act is both simple and profound: to win people to Jesus, we must love and serve them where they are, not where we wish them to be.