Democrat bill to ban public expression of Biblical morality passes California assembly

Young people seem to like gay marriage more than they like individual liberties
Young people seem to like gay marriage more than they like individual liberties

I hate California, and would never live there. I would never pay money to Sacramento Democrats to waste it on their secular, socialist priorities.

California is banning the free speech rights of Christians. That’s not my headline, that’s sensible David French in National Review:

[…][T]he California State Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would actually — among other things — ban the sale of books expressing orthodox Christian beliefs about sexual morality.

Yes, ban the sale of books.

Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an “unlawful business practice” to engage in “a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”

The bill then defines “sexual orientations change efforts” as “any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.” (Emphasis added.)

This is extraordinarily radical. Christian orthodoxy is simple — regardless of a person’s desires (their “orientation”), the standard of right conduct is crystal clear. Sex is reserved for marriage between a man and a woman. When it comes to “gender expression,” there is no difference between “sex” and “gender,” and the Christian response to gender dysphoria is compassion and treatment, not indulgence and surgical mutilation.

Put another way, there is a fundamental difference between temptation and sin. California law would intrude directly on this teaching by prohibiting even the argument that regardless of sexual desire, a person’s sexual behavior should conform to Biblical standards.

This bill has actually passed in the California assembly.

I just want to point out that David French has a JD from Harvard University. He’s not an idiot – this is what Christians of all walks of life are expected to believe. I’m not quite as successful as David is, but I haven’t even kissed a girl on the lips. I certainly would never have sex with a woman outside of marriage – what would that even communicate to her? So yes, we really do take these rules seriously, and not because we’re stupid or poor or ignorant.

When I say that people should not be having sex outside of marriage – gay or straight – I walk the walk. And I ought to be able to freely speak my view. I ought to be able to lend someone a book expressing my view, too. I ought to be able to buy a book that takes the Biblical view of sexuality seriously. This bill outlaws all of that – and violators would be persecuted using money taken from them in taxes.

You can read more about the bill here, on the California Family Council web site.

Can people change their “sexual orientation”?

A friend of mine decided to post some peer-reviewed evidence that people can and do change their “sexual orientation”.

Here is what he wrote:

Here’s the data I’ve seen:

“Among the 14% of Dutch adult males who reported ever having physical attraction to other males, about half noted that these feelings disappeared later in life”
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-006-9088-5

“Only 38% of exclusive same-sex attracted females stayed in this group with the rest moving into ‘occasional’ same-sex attraction (38%) or exclusive opposite-sex attraction (25%). One half of female and one third of male 21-year olds with occasional same-sex attraction only had opposite-sex attraction as 26-year olds.”
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-006-9088-5

“Although most (97%) heterosexuals maintained their heterosexual identity, nonheterosexuals frequently changed their identity label over the life course: 39% of gay males, 65% of lesbians, 66% of male bisexuals, and 77% of female bisexuals.”
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-006-9088-5

“The instability of same-sex romantic attraction and behavior (plus sexual identity in previous investigations) presents a dilemma for sex researchers who portray nonheterosexuality as a stable trait of individuals”
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-006-9088-5

“in a 5-year study… of young adults (Dickson et al., 2003)… only 65% of the men with same-sex attraction and 40% of the women with same-sex attraction did so [maintained a consistent rating of attraction over 5 years]”
http://midus.wisc.edu/findings/pdfs/1153.pdf

“in a longitudinal study of women who identified as lesbian, bisexual, or unlabeled at the first time point, 67% had changed their identity at least once over a period of 10 years (Diamond, 2008).”
http://midus.wisc.edu/findings/pdfs/1153.pdf

“Research shows that women’s sexuality tends to be more responsive to normative influences [peer pressure] than men’s sexuality (Baumeister, 2000)”
http://midus.wisc.edu/findings/pdfs/1153.pdf

If non-heterosexuals change their attraction that much on their own, I think it’s worthwhile to rigorously study therapy to find the best practices and see what can be done.

That’s the science. As a Christian, I have every reason in the world to speak about this evidence to people who are experiencing unwanted same-sex attractions. I have a right to read it in a book. I have a right to buy a book that says it. I have a right to give someone a book that says it. California would take my money and pay themselves to prosecute me for all of that. If you’re a Christian, it’s the wrong place to live. Pay your taxes in a state where the politicians respect your liberties.

7 thoughts on “Democrat bill to ban public expression of Biblical morality passes California assembly”

  1. This is what happens when “We The People” become “We The Sheep.”
    This shouldn’t be happening in any part of the USA.
    California, at least the loud parts, have inverted into sheep. I fear that New York may be next, since– like California– NYC and Buffalo are mindless, screeching sheep.
    I blame our Public Schools, and their lack of teaching of the American ideals, values, and history– they have become Leftist indoctrination systems.

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  2. Wow, Leftists really do hate Christ and Christians. If someone is truly an atheist you’d think that all things Christian would just roll off their backs. Yet they take actual offense to them. Why? Christians aren’t oppressing them or forcing them to do or believe anything. Maybe something inside of them Is afraid it might be true. That’s the only thing I can figure.

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  3. It is also why I refuse to use the term liberal to explain the left. Progressive is also not correct either because that implies progression. Not rehash of failed Greco Roman ideology mixed with other concepts, which is a more accurate description of their view in my opinion. Their underlying views aren’t that different and they are many of the ideas that lead to the crash or Greece and Roman culture. Waste, excess, laziness and drunkenness can’t make a successful society

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    1. I think the correct term is postmodernists. By which I only mean that they have learned to use their emotions to take over the function of reasoning. This is a rampant problem, and I believe it comes way before anyone becomes a leftist.
      There are tons of these emotionalized people in churches. They aren’t usually leftist, but they are wishy washy on social issues. I hate that term ‘ postmodernist’,but it’s the most accurate I can come up with for now.

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  4. It is ridiculous how they always move the bar in any topic to try and force a win in an arguement. They deny legitimacy on a Christian view that sex isn’t the be all and end all on life living. Neither is joy and drugs and drinking.

    Life is about experiencing more than that, a relationship with God, helping other and whatever else we fit on the list. But not destroying our lives, bodies, and my not disrespecting women by having sex with them and tossing them aside like am object after is offensive to their ears so somehow I am intolerant and wrong

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  5. I was thinking how sad it is in a free country that we may have to be like in former communist nations. Having Christians load up vans in neighbouring states to run bibles into California to preach the gospel to those that are refused the right to hear that truth

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