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Va. Catholic leaders urge opposition to ‘Equality Act’

The Virginia Catholic Conference issued an action alert March 18 calling on Catholics to urge their U.S. Senators to oppose the Equality Act (H.R. 5), legislation that the VCC said would “discriminate against people of faith, punish faith-based organizations and even risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions.”

The controversial measure passed the U.S. House of Representatives Feb. 25. 

Speaking ahead of that vote on his “Walk Humbly Podcast,” Bishop Michael F. Burbidge echoed those concerns.

“We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity,” Bishop Burbidge said. “We recognize every single person as a child of God.”

Yet H.R. 5 “does the opposite in many ways,” he noted. “Clearly, it needs to be opposed.”

Find out more

Go to /vacatholic.org/action-center/?vvsrc=%2fCampaigns%2f82648%2fRespond%3fvvcgUT%3d5KN2DY6U9jR3CbI1dRCk-Q%26vvcgRD%3dBzGGWqGUPEfrrfM%26vvsbr%3dJMCtVFa5bKj8E6FioSWq3w.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2021