Another California legislator has introduced a bill to punish religious organizations for codes of conduct considered discriminatory. Last year, it was Senator Ricardo Lara’s SB 1146, which sought to take away Cal Grants from universities with policies espousing a historically Biblical view of gender and sexuality. This year, the attack targets faith-based codes of conduct related to abortion, contraception, and sex outside of marriage, but instead of just affecting universities, this bill (AB 569), as it is currently written, applies to any organization or business, including churches.
An expanded version of a California law passed in 2011, requiring the acknowledgment of LGBT historical figures in K-12 history and social studies curriculum, is being forced on school districts throughout the state, according to the National Center for Law & Policy. Parents, teachers, and Christian leaders need to act quickly before the new curriculum, hostile Christians and a Biblical view of sexuality and family, is a permanent part of K-12 education.