The Republican Party is about to betray Christians and destroy the traditional family by Raymond Wolfe for Life Site News
Five Republican senators have already suggested they will support Democrats’ radical new same-sex ‘marriage’ and polygamy bill.
It’s one of the worst betrayals conservatives have ever suffered at the hands of the Republican Party.
On Tuesday, the House passed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act with a stunning 47 Republican votes and the blessing of GOP House leaders, and the bill is now rapidly gaining traction with Republicans in the Senate, shocking even Democrats and the liberal media.
The Respect for Marriage Act would enshrine same-sex “marriage” into federal law, override duly-enacted laws and constitutional amendments in 35 states, require the federal government to recognize polygamy or any other redefinition of marriage that a state may come up with, and open the door to a wide range of new threats to religious freedom.
The bill, largely intended as a Democratic messaging stunt before the midterms, is nothing less than a declaration of war on the family and Christians, and a gift to the radical LGBT movement and Democrats’ far-left base.
Conservatives could naturally expect that the representatives they elected to defend their values against just this kind of attack would reject the woke Respect for Marriage Act out of hand.
But as of Monday, five Republican senators have indicated that they will support the bill when it comes before the Senate, already giving Democrats half of the GOP votes they need to get it to Joe Biden’s desk and hand him his first major legislative victory on LGBT issues.
And Republican Senate leaders have made clear that they currently have no plans to oppose the bill.
“I’m going to delay announcing anything on that issue until we see what the majority leader wants to put on the floor,” Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday.
Sen. John Thune, the Republican Senate whip, added that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the bill gets significant bipartisan support in the Senate, and later said that Republican leadership probably won’t urge members to vote against it.
“My guess is on something like that, it’s probably a vote of conscience,” he said.