Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin AKA General Jerry has sent out an email on behalf of the hate group, Family Research Council, titled: It Could Happen in America. Boykin is famous for his transphobic and homophobic views and comments.
Referring to trans girls Boykin is quoted as saying: “The first man who goes in the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery.” Boykin is an odious bigot which makes him a perfect fit for Family Research Council.
Jerry Boykin is equally bigoted towards Islam. The marginally sane retired general has described Islam as “a totalitarian way of life” and said that Islam should not be protected under the First Amendment. Aside from the obvious bigotry, that is evidence of Boykin’s adherence to Christian privilege and Christian supremacy.
Boykin’s “be afraid:”
Imagine an America where religious hospitals are forced to perform abortions. Where Bible-believing churches could be forced to hire pastors and other employees who don’t follow the teachings of the church and could be required to host same-sex wedding ceremonies. Where Christian schools are forced to cater to the preferences of students who identify as transgender, threatening the privacy and safety of young girls.
“That’s right. Boykin is lying to his own supporters.”
First of all, none of the above is remotely possible. The First Amendment allows for free exercise of religion. Furthermore, it is established law that no house of worship will ever have to hire pastors who are not full adherents. Churches are constitutionally protected and (absent a constitutional amendment) do not have to engage in activities that are not in line with their beliefs.
Moreover — and I warned you that Boykin is a raging bigot — transgender females pose no threat whatsoever to cisgender girls. Never have. Never will. Jerry cannot cite an instance where that has ever occurred.
Why is Bokin trying to frighten people with dishonest rhetoric?
That’s why FRC Action’s goal is to raise $50,000 by midnight. If the U.S. Senate passes the “Equality” Act, this is the future that could lie before us.
- Boykin knows perfectly well that — at least for now — the Equality Act is — sadly — a dead issue. We do not have the 60 necessary votes in the Senate.
- Ergo, the money he is trying to raise will not be used to prevent passage of a bill that cannot pass.
- Furthermore, the Equality Act would not cause any of the “terrifying” things that Boykin is using to deceive potential donors. That’s right. Boykin is lying to his own supporters.
While touted as “equality,” this legislation would be more appropriately named the “Inequality Act.”
It aims to expand numerous civil rights laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to create protected classes based on sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby positioning the government to lord over churches …
“Boykin is lying about non-existent consequences to a measure that cannot pass. Moreover, he is lying to supporters …”
The Equality Act has no effect on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 other than to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. Furthermore, race and religion are already protected classes. Nevertheless there are many anti-Semitic and racist Christian Identity churches across the nation.
Therefore, the Civil Rights Act has no effect on churches now. It has had no impact on churches in the past. The Equality Act would have no impact on churches in the future.
Keep in mind that Boykin is lying about non-existent consequences to a measure that cannot pass. Moreover, he is lying to supporters in order to raise money:
If passed and signed into law, it would cause a significant loss of religious freedom in America, and every Bible-believing citizen will suffer the consequences.
This bill is an egregious attack on the freedom to believe, and it must be stopped!
I personally (I think) put FRC in a bind. I sent four referrals to the IRS that FRC was engaging in political activity which is prohibited by law. I notice that more and more of FRC’s fund raising (including the subject email) is on behalf of FRC Action. Donations to FRC Action are not tax-deductible.
Boykin’s diatribe goes on at some length but you get the idea. Whatever happened to “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” (Exodus 20:16)? According to King Solomon, false witness is one of the six things that God hates. Jesus said that false testimony is among the things that defile a person.
“… the Civil Rights Act has no effect on churches now or in the past. The Equality Act would have no impact on churches in the future.”
Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin AKA General Jerry believes that Christian privilege extends to more than just supremacy over other religions. Christian privilege, in his view, licenses mendacity. “Lying for the Lord” is evil regardless of its motivation. Moreover, Boykin couples the dishonesty with bigotry. The self righteous Jerry Boykin is not a very decent person.