Because the bill says
“Discrimination by State and local governments on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations, and in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance, violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”
What this bill is saying is, if you want to keep receiving federal grants, student aid, and other federal monies you can not continue to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Even if you wanted to make the argument that denying LGBTQ people housing, or equal access to your schools, etc. Was a deeply held religious belief you are willing to defend. You would then have to make the decision of federal funding versus your desire to discriminate. Without taking federal funding you are free to continue to discriminate.
Thus the concerns about this bill is not about “religious liberties” its about if Adventist institutions can both have its cake(federal tax payer dollars) and eat it too.(continue to discriminate against LGBTQ people.)
The governments position is that it cannot. Well the Houses position is that it cannot. Like i said in my first post here this bill is DOA in the Senate.