California Bill Threatens Religious Freedom of Those Who Oppose Homosexuality
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2018 Apr 13
A bill quickly moving through the California state legislature may threaten the religious freedom of those who object to homosexuality.
Jim Daly, the president of Christian ministry Focus on the Family, wrote a blog post alerting Christians to the implications of this bill, which is known as Assembly Bill 2943.
The bill amends California’s “Consumer Legal Remedies Act” to include “sexual orientation change efforts.”
Daly breaks down the implications of this bill and how it could adversely affect Christians.
“For example, a simple monetary transaction – buying a book about overcoming homosexuality, or paying a counselor for help with gender confusion – would trigger AB 2943.”
Thus, those who believe homosexuality is a sin could face legal repercussions from monetary transactions having to do with this belief.
“To put it simply,” writes Daley, “Christian schools, churches and others who hold to a traditional understanding of marriage and sexuality would be open to lawsuits for teaching biblical truth about homosexuality or transgenderism.”
Daly encouraged his readers to be aware of this issue, to fight for religious freedom, and to take action by visiting California Family Council.
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Publication date: April 13, 2018