California restricts Christian discipleship

Apr 9, 2018 by

Michael Brown writing in LifeSite on April 5th warned of “California’s shocking “you must stay gay” bill”:

In a brazen assault on our most fundamental freedoms, California legislators are considering a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to receive professional help to resolve unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion. This would apply to people of all ages. People of all religious and moral convictions. It is an absolute outrage, and it must be opposed vigorously…Read here

On April 21st the Bill was approved by the California Assembly.  Greg Burt, California Family Council said that this amounts to a vote “to violate the 1st Amendment”:

The California Assembly approved a bill today 50-18 that tells churches and other with traditional beliefs about gender and sexual orientation that advocating for their views could get them sued. AB 2943, declares “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” is illegal under state’s consumer fraud law…The implications of this legislation spread far beyond regulating the type of counseling offered by licensed therapists, who are already banned from helping minors with unwanted same-sex attractions. Several legal experts have confirmed that by targeting financial transactions, AB 2943 threatens the ability of religious non-profits, churches, and pastors from selling resources that help people practice their faith. Read more here

More articles

Deceptive practices: a confusing bill on ‘conversion therapy’, by Nicholas  Wolfram Smith, Angelus

How California’s LGBT Therapy ban could ban Christianity itself, by Joy Pullman, The Federalist

Here’s the biggest flaw in California’s sexual orientation therapy ban [academics and lawyers don’t agree on what ‘sexual orientation’ actually is], by Glenn Stanton, The Federalist

California: the canary in the coal mine is trying to get your attention! By Stephanie Curry, Family Policy Alliance

Latest example of how gay ‘marriage’ affect you: banning books, by Jonathan van Maren, LifeSite

Snopes is a sneaky liar about California’s bill to ban Christian LGBT talk, by Robert Gagnon, The Federalist

LGBT Caucus Chair Introduces Bill to Declare Conversion Therapy a Fraudulent Practice

Watch: Sam Brinton Exposed – Therapy Bans are a cultural proxy attack against Pastors and Ministers

CA Bill to Censor Counseling from Liberty Counsel


Earlier articles from the UK scene:

Why we must stop the government from outlawing the ex-gay movement, by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern

Successful screening of Voices of the Silenced, despite protests, by Mike Davidson, Core Issues Trust

Voices of the Silenced: is it best to keep it that way, or should they be heard? By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream



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