Schwarzenegger Signs Pro-Gay Bill
August 29, 2006
Schwarzenegger Signs Pro-Gay Bill
by Pete Winn, associate editor
Sexual-orientation law is sure to collide with religious freedom.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday signed into law a major piece of legislation advancing special rights for homosexuals.
On the surface, SB 1441 would add “sexual orientation” to an anti-discrimination statute dealing with how state funds are handed out. The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Sheila James Kuehl, an openly gay legislator, claims the law will “close an important gap in California’s nondiscrimination laws.”
But pro-family analysts say the law will also expand the definition of discrimination to include the perception of someone’s sexual orientation or even of someone “associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have” any of these characteristics.
Mona Passignano, state issues analyst for Focus on the Family Action, said what the bill really does is insidious.
“What it will actually do is create an atmosphere in which businesses and organizations that receive state funding cannot speak about homosexuality in any way which might be perceived as being negative,” she said. “Funding could be taken away if somebody perceives that they have been discriminated against for their gender identity.”
Passignano pointed out that the law could arguably include a church no longer being able to get police or fire protection from a city, if the pastor preaches from Romans 1 about the biblical view of homosexuality.
Any group or organization that gets money from the state contractors, private schools or colleges could lose funding if it has policies in place which take a Judeo-Christian line on homosexuality.
Life Pacific College in San Dimas, Calif., could conceivably fall afoul of the statute.
Dr. Terry Samples, academic vice president at the college, said the school doesn’t discriminate against any students, but it does have behavioral standards and expectations they must abide by.
“It is spelled out in our Code of Conduct that any kind of sexual aberration could face school discipline policies,” he told CitizenLink.
Samples said the college believes Scripture is very clear about homosexuality.
“While it is clear that we are to love all people and to care for all people, the Bible very clearly says that there are certain things we should be opposed to,” he said. “There is no question we would refuse state funding if this were enforced upon us in such a way as to try to get us to back off our standards.”
Ron Prentice, president of the California Family Council, said Schwarzenegger’s action was deeply disappointing on several counts.
“He received thousands upon thousands of phone calls over the course of the last week, at all his offices, by people who oppose SB 1441 and the expansion of homosexual activism,” Prentice said. “Unfortunately, he chose to ignore them.”
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, said a court battle is looming.
“Invariably, there is a conflict between religious freedom and sexual-orientation laws,” he said. “But what’s so disturbing is that any governor would sign into law legislation that essentially criminalizes Christianity. We knew it was coming, we’ve talked about it for year, but now it’s being thrust upon us.”
TAKE ACTION:Three other pro-gay laws are still in play in California. One has passed both chambers, but is waiting for the Senate’s final approval before being sent to the governor. Two have passed the Assembly and are awaiting a vote in the Senate. Ask Gov. Schwarzenegger to veto any of these bills that make it to his desk.
(Paid for by Focus on the Family Action)
Why liberals are crushing dissentBy Kevin McCullough
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Liberals are actively undermining first amendment rights to free speech by trying to crush opposing views.
Growing ever bolder in their naked grab for power they are leaving scorched earth behind those who disagree with them. This is why Dick Gephardt, Joe Lieberman, and Zell Miller no longer find themselves included in the modern Democratic Party. What is left over for the Democrats are wildly anti-American, anti-God, and anti-biblical leftists who are now bragging about their use of brute force to crush the voices of those who disagree with them.
Perhaps that’s why this week in one of the boldest moves yet by a sitting liberal, Democrat Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez proclaimed, “The real purpose of SB 1437 is to outlaw traditional perspectives on marriage and family in the state school system.”
He continued, “The way you correct a wrong (perspective) is by outlawing.Cause if you don’t outlaw it, then people’s biases tend to take over and dominate the perspective and the point of view.”
Nunez’s solution to the people he disagrees with is to outlaw their ability to disagree with him.
And Nunez’s viewpoint is one that pervades liberals in his party and in the nation. That is why Nunez and his fellow democrats in the California State Assembly voted in unison to pass four bills that are all designed to punish people who disagree with them. To incarcerate someone for daring to criticize a different point of view – over a purely behavioral issue.
The bills in question have passed both houses and await Governor Schwarzenegger’s signature or veto. The bills were unanimously embraced by the Democrats and universally denounced by the Republicans.
But do they say?
These four bills would require that in every classroom from kindergarten through high school that perverse sexual activity be praised and highlighted in a positive light. They would require textbooks many of which would then also be produced for other states beyond the borders of California make positive references to the ideas of men putting on women’s under things. They would restrict school districts from being able to bar females from displaying dildos on the outerwear of their prom dress. And in functional sexuality courses from K-12 they would require positive explanation of the merits and instruction of anal intercourse.
These four bills are also dangerous in what they outlaw. No single teacher – not even in science classes – would be allowed to talk about the negative health impact of homosexual behavior. No school counselor would be allowed to confirm to a molested student that they felt wrong about continuing in a homosexual relationship that they were primarily drawn into because of earlier molestation to begin with. No mention of moral aspects of sexual behavior would be permitted unless immoral activity were praised and in fact referred to as moral.
In other words the pushing of the sexual envelope would be unleashed with a nitro-fueled explosion the likes of which has never been seen in America’s history.
The liberals in the state assembly knew that the average Californian would never support these radical measures, but they also knew that they will not be up for re-election this year and they are counting on Californians having very short term memories.
But one of the bills goes a step further. Its actual purpose is to cripple any state resources such as fire department or police protection for any religious institution (i.e. a Bible based church) that would in any way demonstrate negative “doctrine” or “propaganda”. So if an arsonist (who also just happened to be a radical activist) decided to burn down a church that was in their view teaching the faithful interpretation of scripture as it relates to sexual practice – then the local fire company could be barred from assisting in the recovery and protection of said facility.
So why are liberals going to such extremes to shut down and shut out any opposing view?
Because they are a stubborn and sinful people. People that are bent on reshaping a utopia that God did not design – and one that will never exist.
Just because the entire world claims there is no God – doesn’t make Him disappear. Just because a majority of voters might even say that two men hooking up is the moral equivalence of marriage – doesn’t mean it IS marriage.
Liberals are racked with guilt because the conscience that God put inside of them has told them again and again that such things are wrong. But instead of choosing to change their view, they have instead chosen to crush anyone and everyone who would give support to the message that their heart already knows.
Without Judeo-Christian morals there would be no society in place today that would’ve allowed freedom of speech. And as the moral framework of the Judeo-Christian society that America has always been is systematically being targeted for erasure the little power mongers, and dictators are already aligning to rule with absolute say.
Assembly Speaker Nunez’s view to “outlaw traditional perspectives” is shocking in its blunt regurgitation. It is also, sadly, not new to the hard left in America. And without the power of debate, ideas, and dissent it is being given a larger and larger place at the table.
So the godless have announced their intentions and now it is up to us to speak – while we still have voice. Call Gov. Schwarzenegger today 916.445.2841 and ask him to protect free speech, and perspectives of many sorts.
Moral guilt serves its purpose and the best way to rid one’s self of it is to change behavior. To attempt to appease it by stifling those you disagree with will only cause it to grow.
What happens when the opposition is gone and the guilt still pervades?
Common sense has been telling us this for years, will we listen?
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