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With a shameful 25-11 vote, CA Senators just attacked counselors, pastors, and people of faith as frauds

AB 2943 now advances to the Assembly

AB 2943 is the radical bill from Assemblymember Evan Low and the LGBT Legislative Caucus. With yesterday’s vote, elected leaders told churches and those with biblical beliefs about gender and sexual orientation that advocating for their views could get them sued. AB 2943 bans counseling, conferences, and even resources advocating the historic Christian theology of gender and sexual orientation.

Our CEO Jonathan Keller gave this statement to the media:

“The State of California has no right to shut down counselors, schools, and religious organizations who provide resources and services. Every person experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria must be allowed to pursue help in achieving their desired goals and outcomes.”

The implications of AB 2943 are staggering, and spread far beyond merely regulating licensed therapists. Legal experts confirm that by targeting financial transactions, AB 2943 threatens religious non-profits, churches, and pastors who provide paid resources to help people practice their faith.

Watch the Senate Debate on AB 2943 below:

Since AB 2943 was changed slightly in the Senate, the full Assembly must approve those amendments. The next voting opportunity will Monday, August 20th. The bill must be approve by the Assembly by August 31, 2018, or it is dead. We have identified 13 Assembly members who are most likely to listen to our appeal; their office numbers are below, along with the number to Governor Jerry Brown’s office.

Let’s flood the offices of the Governor and these Assembly members so they know how much we value our freedom to follow our faith.

Please Join thousands of liberty loving Californians by calling the politicians listed below.

Governor (Ask him to veto AB 2943)

Governor Edmund G. Brown (916) 445-2841

Assembly members (Ask them to vote no on AB 2943)

Catharine B. Baker: Capitol Office (916) 319-2016, District Office (925) 328-1515

Brian Maienschein: Capitol Office (916) 319-2077, District Office (858) 675-0077

Dr. Joaquin Arambula: Capitol Office (916) 319-2031, District Office (559) 445-5532

Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher: Capitol Office (916) 319-2080, District Office (619) 338-8090

Adam C. Gray: Capitol Office (916) 319-2021, District Office (209) 726-5465

Ken Cooley: Capitol Office (916) 319-2008, District Office (916) 464-1910

Sharon Quirk-Silva: Capitol Office (916) 319-2065, District Office (714) 521-6505

Jim Cooper Capitol Office (916) 319-2009, District Office (916) 670-7888

Rudy Salas, Jr.: Capitol Office (916) 319-2032, District Office (661) 335-0302

Jacqui Irwin: Capitol Office (916) 319-2044, District Office (805) 482-1904

Eloise Gómez Reyes: Capitol Office (916) 319-2047, District Office (909) 381-3238

Miguel Santiago: Capitol Office (916) 319-2053, District Office (213) 620-4646

Tom Daly: Capitol Office (916) 319-2069, District Office (714) 939-8469

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