So, the House yesterday passed some sort of bill, the Equality Act, that would seem to give preferential treatment, indeed government protection to LGBTQ issues.
The bill would amend federal law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, among other things. It would expand the arenas in which non-discrimination law applies and explicitly gut religious freedom protections.
I know, locally, that there are a group of religious ministers who met several months ago, during the time that the government was imposing restrictions on church attendance, and decided that they felt that those restrictions were both unconstitutional and un-Biblical. As such, they agreed to ignore those restrictions.
I also know of one local pastor who has the stated goal of being the first pastor in the area to lose his church's tax-exempt status if there is a conflict between the civil law and the Biblical injunctions.
This Act would not only burden religious freedom, but would cause problems in women's sports.
We wait patiently to see how if fares in the Senate.