Christian leaders to rally at State Capitol for the freedom of “once gay” people to live according to their faith

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California Family Council, in partnership with Capitol Resource Institute and Faith and Public Policy, will be hosting a “Day of Action” on the WEST STEPS of the California State Capitol on June 12 to fight for the freedom of all Californians to live out their faith and pursue the counseling of their choice. Of specific concern is AB 2943, a bill that outlaws resources, conferences, or paid counseling for anyone with unwanted same-sex desires or gender identity confusion. AB 2943 has already passed the Assembly 50-18, and will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee the same day, June 12 at 1:30 p.m.   

“Our politicians want to outlaw counselors and ministries from helping people achieve their goals through Christ’s message of hope and change,” said California Family Council CEO Jonathan Keller. “We can’t let politicians declare our faith a fraud.”

Schedule of Events:

The “Day of Action” will start at 9 a.m. with “once gay” men and women affiliated with “Equipped to Love” telling their stories of transformation, and how they were helped by the biblical resources and counseling AB 2943 seeks to ban. Read their stories at oncegay.com. Read their book, “Changed: #oncegay stories” they plan to hand out to our state senators. Watch videos  of “Equipped to Love” leaders telling their personal stories and explaining why they oppose AB 2943.

Co-founders of Equipped to Love                   Ken Williams                                                             Elizabeth Woning

At 12 p.m. the main event will be held with Christian leaders explaining the implications of AB 2943, leading participants in prayer, and defending the right of all Californians to live out their faith and pursue the counseling of their choice.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills
  • John Jackson, President of William Jessup University
  • Pastor Jim Domen, Church United

Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills

  • Biography: Jack Hibbs is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills located in Southern California. Jack began Calvary Chapel as a home fellowship church plant from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in 1990. Today the church ministers to thousands each week in attendance. Jack’s teachings are heard on many international radio stations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and throughout the Hawaiian Islands. He is best known for his passionate, expositional teachings. He maintains an active speaking schedule and is a sought-after conference speaker. He serves on several national executive boards including the Family Research Council in Washington D.C., a nationwide advocacy group defending America’s faith, family and freedom. Pastor Jack and his wife, Lisa have been married for over thirty years. He, his wife, and family live in Southern California.

Dr. John Jackson, President of William Jessup University

  • Bio: Since becoming the sixth President of William Jessup University, Dr. John Jackson has overseen the growth of the University has almost tripled in enrollment, increased its budget from $17 million in 2011 to over $43 million in 2017, and has been pleased to have the University add multiple degrees in math, science and arts, graduate programs, and online degrees during his tenure. Dr. Jackson has demonstrated strong communication, strategic and organizational leadership skills in his work with national and global organizations and ministries.  Dr. Jackson has written and co-authored six books on leadership, cultural transformation and spiritual formation and is a sought after speaker and consultant. Dr. Jackson is married to Pamela Harrison Jackson and they make their home in Rocklin, CA; they have five children, three son-in-laws, two beautiful granddaughters, and a big dog named Max.

Pastor Jim Domen, Founder of Church United

  • Bio: Jim never imagined that he would enter the homosexual lifestyle after being raised in a God-fearing home and accepting Christ at age seven. After Jim graduated from George Fox University, he was so desperate to love and be loved that he didn’t care that his partner was HIV positive.God changed Jim life forever on June 8, 2002, when he lost all his worldly possessions and distinctly heard God’s voice telling him to come back to Him. Jim told God, “I’m yours again,” and he began to realize that His strength is made perfect in weakness – even in someone as broken as Jim.God continued His work of redemption and gave Jim opportunities to share his story publicly. In 2009, he got married, and now he and his wife Amanda have two children, with one on the way.In 2014, Jim started Church United, a ministry to equip pastors as culture-changers. Year after year, Jim sends hundreds of pastors to Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, California for annual Awakening Tours. These events have built a 500 (and growing) California pastoral network. The tours are followed by Regional Briefings and further-developing personal relationships amongst Regional Pastors of Influence.

(11) Comments

  1. “live according to their faith…”? This bill has absolutely no effect on anyone’s right to live according to their faith. To claim otherwise is the lowest form of despicable, hypocritical lying.

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    • This bill bans the counseling and resources that help people live according to their religious beliefs regarding sexual behavior and gender. When you ban something it does have an effect. That is the plain truth. Nothing hypocritical about it.

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  3. Alvin Estus Pittman I

    We as Believers and Followers of our MESSIAH must pursue Biblical principles. I will always stand with our Biblical teaching.

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  5. I don’t understand how these things pass without the will of the people and not putting things to a vote in our state. Just like when we voted to not have same-sex marriages in California we defeated that twice that we didn’t want same-sex marriages in California why are lawmakers allowed to do whatever they want we don’t understand that how do you get involved in really do something to change this maybe the laws need to change on how they can vote

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  7. Our message offers eternal life with the stipulation that the alternative lifestyle is repented and renounced. “Those who practice a lifestyle of homosexuality will not inherit the kingdom of God, but that is what some of you were, but you were washed, cleansed, and justified in the name of Jesus Christ” – And, for some reason, our speech is considered hate speech? No, it is more appropriately referred to as ‘Love Speech.’
    No on AB2943…. MichaelScolari.com

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