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Rep. Gohmert: Dem’s Equality Act is “All About Power,” Eviscerates First Amendment

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke today at a House Freedom Caucus press conference and on the House Floor and warned of the dangers of the Democrats’ radical Equality Act (H.R.5):

 “You don’t have to take our word for it. Let me just read this from page 25 of the bill: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 shall not provide a claim concerning, or a defense to a claim under, a covered title, or provide a basis for challenging the application or enforcement of a covered title,” said the Congressman at the press conference. “What’s worse: it doesn’t mention what it eviscerates really, and that is the First Amendment.”

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During today's floor debate in consideration of H.R.5, Rep. Gohmert said,  “What this bill, the so-called Equality Act is really about, it’s not about giving rights, this is about taking away rights. This is saying, that part of the First Amendment which states ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;’ that’s gotta go!”

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