Rep. Jerry Nadler On Equality Act: What Traditions Think Is God’s Will “Is No Concern Of This Congress”


Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) offered harsh pushback against a declaration by Rep. Gregory Steube (R-FL) that the controversial Equality Act would place America directly in rebellion against God, responding that what is believed to be God’s will “is of no concern to this Congress.”

According to PolitiFact, Nadler, who is Jewish and who represents one of the nation’s most heavily Jewish districts, contested his Republican colleague’s warning about the controversial bill.

Rep. Steube was one of few voices speaking against the bill, quoting Deuteronomy 22:5 to support his stance, which reads: “A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.”

“It’s not clothing or personal style that offends God, but rather the use of one’s appearance to act out or take on a sexual identity different from the one biologically assigned by God at birth,” Steube declared. “In His wisdom, God intentionally made each individual uniquely either male or female. When men or women claim to be able to choose their own sexual identity, they are making a statement that God did not know what He was doing when He created them.”

Steube proceeded to quote from Dr. Tony Evans’ commentary on the verse, claiming that the “gender confusion” permeating American culture represents a “clear rejection of God’s good design.”

“Whenever a nation’s laws no longer reflect the standards of God, that nation is in rebellion against Him, and will inevitably bear the consequences,” Steube said before being interrupted by shouting Democrats within the chamber. Order was restored to the chamber, allowing Steube to proceed.

“Whenever a nation’s laws no longer reflect the standards of God, that nation is in rebellion against Him and will inevitably bear the consequences,” Steube repeated after the interruption. “And I think we are seeing the consequences of rejecting God in our country today. And this bill speaks directly against what is laid out in scripture.”

“Mr. Steube, what any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress,” Rep. Nadler responded after Rep. Steube had concluded his time.

Folks, I weep for the nation once founded and governed by men who, though sinful in nature, knew that Scripture was the light by which America would be rightly guided. We have fallen so far, and we may only be restored in turning with our whole hearts to Christ!

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