The Alliance Defending Freedom, a powerhouse of civil and religious rights advocacy, has joined other groups in denouncing the Equality Act proposed in the Democratic-majority House as a threat to faith.
"Essentially, the Equality Act gives people of faith an ultimatum: Change your faith-based practices or face government punishment," wrote ADF's Sarah Kramer.
WND reported it would amend the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit and the jury system.
And it would specifically prevent Christians from relying on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to uphold their religious rights.
Washington watchdog Judicial Watch has warned it would effectively eliminate single-sex "public multi-stall bathrooms, domestic violence or rape crisis shelters, drug rehabilitation centers, jails, juvenile detention facilities, homeless shelters, locker rooms or group showers."