Christians Are Rallying to Stop California Bill That Could Restrict Religious Freedom
Elevate Christian Network :: News and Events
The California bill declares books and conferences dealing with biblical views on homosexuality or transgenderism as fraudulent under the state’s consumer fraud statute. Ultimately, it could penalize those who encourage and promote biblical views of marriage and sex.
The bill was approved by the state assembly last Thursday and now goes to the California Senate for a vote.
“There are churches that want to have everyone in their congregation making phone calls to their state senators. And there are also some people who want to have effective and persuasive news conferences. Nothing is official yet,” Randy Thomasson, founder of SaveCalifornia.com told CBN News.
California Bill AB 2943
“Both Alliance Defending Freedom and Liberty Counsel have spoken out on AB 2943 and are likely to mount federal lawsuits if and when it passes,” Thomasson said. “Such a lawsuit could take three years to get to the US Supreme Court and its success would very likely depend on one or two unconstitutional, liberal judges retiring or dying. The high court’s votes have to change, and we need at least four judges who vote to accept the case since the court has repeatedly turned down taking cases like this.”
Meanwhile, many Christians are voicing their anger on social media. | Read the full story…. cbn.com
- The passage of a controversial ban on gender confusion counseling and speech in California (AB 2943) has prompted action by Christian groups.
Social Media Comments:
PLEASE RT! If you value your 1st Ammendment rights this bill must be stopped. California is attempting to criminalize people for assisting ppl with transgender/homosexual issue. Plus they WILL ban certain religious books!#Rights #AB2943
STOP AB 2943! https://t.co/qmVRVixJKk
— Timothy Bayer (@TimothySBayer) April 29, 2018
I don’t think California is going to raid Christian Bookstores but even liberal law school professors & journalists agree that CA bill AB 2943 paragraph 28 (which includes books, pamphlets, etc.) opens the door to ban materials regarding sexual orientation viewpoints https://t.co/oUZD1ftvi7
— Larry Taylor (@larrytaylorpca) April 29, 2018
California bill AB 2943 could subject clergy, counselors, even bookstores to legal action for promoting traditional marriage or opposing gender ideology. https://t.co/XykqZtE259 pic.twitter.com/DaM1viVFul
— Catholic League (@CatholicLeague) April 28, 2018