We warned that the LGBT would force Christians to choose between their faith and eventually the law at some point. The warning signs were everywhere, such as when the LGBT began the process of forcing Christian colleges to choose between their faith or government monies to function (source), and then colleges went out and chose the money over principle (source). The warning was there when they proudly announced they were going to force businesses to close down and pass laws to serve their interests that would intentionally infringe on the religious beliefs of Christians (source). It was there when homosexuals threatened a Christian pastor for criticizing homosexuality and politicians from the state government stood with the homosexuals (source). It was there when the 2nd US Appeals Court declared that homosexuals are a protected class under law (source). It was there when in the past election the first ever 100% LGBT city council was elected (source).
Now legislation has been passed that can ban books that help people fight homosexuality in California:
The California Assembly passed legislation today broad enough to ban the sale of books that address helping people overcome unwanted same-sex attractions.
AB 2943 cleared the chamber by a “bipartisan” vote of 50-14, CBS Sacramento reports.
The measure adds “[a]dvertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” to the state’s list of illegal “unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer.”
“Sexual orientation change efforts” are defined as “any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation.” Other states have enacted narrower bans on “conversion therapy,” also known as reparative therapy, for minors, but CBS Sacramento that California’s is the first in the nation that would also prevent adults from voluntarily obtaining the treatment.
“The State of California has no right to deny its residents the resources to help them find happiness or to shut down counselors, schools, and religious organizations that provide those services,” California Family Council president Jonathan Keller said of the vote. “Every person experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria must be allowed to pursue help in achieving their desired goals and outcomes.”
The bill is unprecedented for another reason, too: by classifying the subject under prohibited “goods,” which critics say means it would go so far as to ban the sale of books endorsing the practice, as well as other forms of constitutionally-protected speech.
“At its core, AB 2943 outlaws speech,” Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) legal analysis of the bill reads. It says that licensed counseling, religious conferences, book sales, and paid speaking engagements could all potentially face legal penalties for promoting ways to reverse unwanted attractions or for expressing traditional Christian teachings on sexuality.
ADF further notes that the section of California’s civil code pertaining to “deceptive acts or practices” expressly “commands that it be ‘liberally construed and applied,’ Cal. Civil Code § 1760, resulting in prohibitions against [sexual orientation change efforts] potentially being applied beyond the confines of a traditional counseling relationship to many other constitutionally protected activities.”
The Associated Press notes that some lawmakers questioned Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, who introduced the bill, as to its implications. Low claimed that preaching and other forms of speech would be safe; only advertising or selling conversion therapy would be illegal.
“This is a bill that would be overturned by a higher court on the grounds of the First Amendment,” Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper said, unconvinced.
The United States Constitution expressly forbids laws “abridging the freedom of speech” or “prohibiting the free exercise” of “religion. The California Constitution declares that “[e]very person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects,” and that “[f]ree exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed.”
The bill now moves on to the state Senate for consideration. If the Senate passes it, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign it into law. (source)
The Bible, mind you, is the most anti-homosexual book which there is, as it is the word of God and instruction in the truth.
Don’t say it could not be banned, because if you do not think that is what the LGBT is planning, you need to look again.