Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Supreme Court Rules: Sexual Behavior Same As Skin Color

Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Associated Press is reporting:
"The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court."

Does a "conservative court" actually believe that sexual behavior and skin color are the same thing under the law?

The implications of this ruling is an assault on confused children and should be on people of color.

Be informed.

The ruling.

AP says:
"The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBT workers."

Unfortunately, a Trump appointee to the Court, Neil Gorsuch, voted with the far-Left activists on the Court. So did George W. Bush appointee Chief Justice Roberts.

Gorsuch, writing for the majority opinion, wrote,
"An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids."

Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Clarence Thomas dissented.

Alito strongly disagreed. He wrote:
"The Court tries to convince readers that it is merely enforcing the terms of the statute, but that is preposterous. Even as understood today, the concept of discrimination because of 'sex' is different from discrimination because of 'sexual orientation' or 'gender identity'."

Brett Kavanaugh wrote in a separate dissent that the Court was rewriting the law to include gender identity and sexual orientation, a job that "belongs to Congress."

If you're an LGBTQ activist or enabler, this was a ruling to celebrate.

However, this won't be the last ruling on normalizing homosexual behavior. Lawsuits are pending over transgender athletes' participation in school sporting events, and sex-segregated bathrooms and locker rooms, and employers who have religious, biblical objections to employing LGBTQ people due to their deeply held beliefs and the nature of their business.

This case was the first on LGBTQ rights since Justice Kennedy's retirement and replacement by Kavanaugh. Kennedy usually was a voice for gay rights and was the author of the ruling in 2015 that made same-sex "marriage" legal throughout the United States.

Gorsuch noted that other concerns, such as religious objections are impacted, but said: "None of these other laws are before us; we have not had the benefit of adversarial testing about the meaning of their terms, and we do not prejudge any such question today."

Originally civil rights laws did not include sexual behavior as being equivalent to ethnicity.

But during the Obama years, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) changed the long-standing interpretation of civil rights law to include discrimination against LGBTQ people.

The law prohibits discrimination because of sex but has no specific protection for sexual orientation or gender identity.

Until recent years the prevailing belief in American culture held to the idea that God created humans. And He created two kinds. Male and female.

That belief is based on this:
"Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle , over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So that God created man in His Own image; in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them" (Gen. 1: 26,27).

And if either male or female were confused about their identity, we lovingly gave then help. Today, the confused simply blame God, claiming to be "born that way" and demand legal, cultural, and constitutional affirmation of their chosen behavior. They even demand the Christian Church affirm their behavior---behavior that the Bible condemns.

Now the US Supreme Court has declared that the US Constitution provides the same civil rights to homosexuals, lesbians, and transexuals as blacks and other ethnic minorities.

The highest court in the land has said, "Ethnicity and sexual behavior are equal."

Some consequences

The Court's 6-3 ruling revises the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII and extends from covering male and female discrimination to cover LGBTQ workers.

Liberty Counsel published a lengthy press release yesterday in response to this ruling. The press release includes this from Justice Kavanaugh: "Like many cases in this Court, this boils down to one fundamental question: Who decides?"

He emphasized that Congress, not the Supreme Court are given the task of "making" laws."

He said:
"When this Court usurps the role of Congress, as it does today, the public understandably becomes confused about who the policy makers really are in our system of separated powers, and inevitably becomes cynical about the oft-repeated aspiration that judges base their decisions on law rather than personal preferences. The best way for judges to demonstrate that we are deciding cases based on the ordinary meaning of the law is to walk the walk..."

The majority ruling on this case further sets the stage for a collision between religious freedoms and homosexual activists both in and outside the courts.

The story of a young confused transgender girl who was enabled by activist doctors.

Tony Perkins tells this story:

Keira Bell can never get her childhood back. And her body, a scarred and mangled reminder, tells her every day. “I am living in a world where I don’t fit in as male or as female. I am stuck between two sexes.”

Now 23, she’s dedicated her life to stop teenagers from making the same mistake. And suing the clinic responsible is step No. 1.

Bell was just a child when she walked into England’s Tavistock Clinic and declared she wanted to be a boy. The staff didn’t blink. Despite just starting her periods and having no other real psychological evaluation or therapy, Tavistock prescribed her the puberty blockers that ultimately ruined her life.

It's a heartbreaking story.

Perkins says "here in the US, the battle over puberty blockers and transgender advocacy is just as intense."

Bell describes how she had her breasts removed, at no cost to her, thanks to the government, how she was given puberty blockers that shut down the part of the pituitary that stimulates puberty and suffered through menopause, all because of her confusion and a medial community that wouldn't tell her the truth.

Perkins says,
"Yet no one in the medical community seems to have the nerve to call everyone together and demand scientific research on this---something that would be routine on any other treatment."

So along with the killing of the unborn, Perkins concludes, we are now seeing an embrace of a separate track to make generations completely infertile. All the while keeping parents---as it usually does---in the dark.

This ruling by the Supreme Court moves us further down this destructive path.

When President Obama and the Supreme Court pushed so-called marriage on our country in 2015, Ben Shapiro said this:

"Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest arbiters among us---the Supreme Court, President Obama---against traditional religion."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.