On April 2, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing for H.R. 5, the Equality Act. This legislation would reopen the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to redefine “sex” to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” as a federally protected classes. Jeff, Travis, and Chelsea welcome Andrew Walker from the ERLC’s Nashville office to discuss the cultural background of this bill and how the Equality Act would devastate the legal protections for sex, women’s equality, and the country’s first freedom of religious liberty. The group also gives an update on the movement happening with the Born Alive Act in the House.
Andrew T. Walker is the ERLC’s Director of Research and Senior Fellow in Christian Ethics. He researches, speaks, and writes about the intersection of Christian ethics, public policy, and the church’s social witness. He also oversees the ERLC's academic initiatives and directs the ERLC's Research Institute. Andrew holds a B.A. from Southwest Baptist University, and an M.Div., Th.M., and Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Christian, and they have three daughters. He blogs at andrewtwalker.com.
Resources from the Conversation
- Andrew’s TGC Article | The Equality Act Accelerates Anti-Christian Bias
- Issue Brief | ERLC Opposes H.R. 5 The Equality Act
- Advocacy Letters | ERLC joins coalition in opposition to H.R. 5, the Equality Act
- House Judiciary Committee Holds Historic First Hearing on the Equality Act
- Video | Full House Judiciary Committee Hearing on H.R. 5, the “Equality Act”
- ERLC | Capitol Conversation Podcast